Tuesday, June 20, 2006


In our world today, we have Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, threatening to wipe Israel off the map, we have monolithic anti-Semitism in the Middle East, and the Palestinian people have elected a government (Hamas) whose Charter officially calls for people to kill Jews, but the Christian Church has remained silent.

In fact, the Presbyterian Church has actually gone the opposite direction and called for its investors to divest from Israel.

I've been waiting for my own personal church to speak out, but nothing has happend. We've had people speak on the persecution of Christians around the world, we've had people speak on the plight of the poor, we've had people speak on the emptiness of materialism, but not a voice raised for the Jews. This pains me deeply.

Here is an example of a man who did stand up and help the Jews in their time of need. From Atlas Shrugs:

Professor Raul Hilberg, the famed holocaust scholar and researcher that wrote
The Destruction of European Jews, describes at length how Hitler wanted to sell Europe's Jews to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but the latter wanted no part of our people.

FDR and the State Department gave Hitler carte blanche to destroy our people - they locked the gates of the USA to many that could have fled. Later, FDR
had tons of opportunities to bomb Aushwitz, but he never did.

In light of the State Department's covert antisemitic climate, Harry Bingham was a tremendous hero. Against his superiors' will, he arranged 2,500 visas for Jewish refugees fleeing the death camps, including artist Marc Chagall.

For over 50 years, the State Department resisted any attempt to honor him. Now, a posthumous award for "constructive dissent" is being given to him, in the form of a 39-cent stamp in Harry's honor. America, you can do much better than a postage stamp.

In his lifetime, Harry was disgraced and demoted. Now, he's recognized as a hero, but the recognition is too little and too late.