I'm feeling leviticously ecumenical today for some reason, so I thought I'd write about Muslims and Presbyterians in the same post. They have so much in common, after all. Let's not worry too much today about "Mohammed Suwerki ... kidnapped near the seafront in Gaza moments before he was flung to his death from the roof of a building by fighters loyal to the Islamist Hamas movement." http://www.theaustralian.news
"Ronald H. Stone, a Presbyterian elder from Pittsburgh whose laudatory comments about a Lebanon-based terrorist group have sparked a storm of interdenominational protest, said yesterday his comments had been taken out of context."1.
They're right bastards who'd do that to a guy.
''As an elder of our church, I'd like to say that according to my recent experience, relations and conversations with Islamic leaders are a lot easier than dealings and dialogue with Jewish leaders." Elder Ronald Stone, Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, Presbyterian Church (USA), who identified himself as representing the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh."2.
"Stone, 65, of Highland Park, retired last year after 34 years as a professor of Christian ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary."3.
Stone lives a hard life. And there are the Joooos giving him a hard time.
[Highland Park is both a large municipal park and a racially diverse, mostly residential neighborhood in the northeastern corner of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood has 6,749 residents according to the 2000 United States Census. It occupies 748 acres built around the 380-acre park (also called Highland Park).http://www.answers.com
"Gunmen disguised in Executive Force uniform invaded the Kamal Adwan Hospital and assassinated injured patient, Ramadan Sa'ed Ghaben, as well as shooting two women who were with him, on Thursday night."
"We treasure the precious words of Hezbollah and your expression of goodwill towards the American people," Said Stone. Of course he doesn't say that about HAMAS, and we won't quote him out of context. "[W]e want to hear about the charity activities and the cultural and social activities organized by Hizbullah," just like Stone's fellow, Robert Worley. We don't want to know the ucky stuff about killing people.
"The meeting between Sheikh Nabil Qauq, the leader of Hezbollah in south Lebanon, and a delegation of 24 leaders of the U.S. Presbyterian Church currently on a fact-finding tour in the Middle East, was broadcast October 17 on Al Manar, Hezbollah's satellite television network. During the broadcast, at least one member of the delegation was shown praising Hezbollah. Elder Ronald Stone, who identified himself as representing the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, said, "As an elder of our church, I'd like to say that according to my recent experience, relations and conversations with Islamic leaders are a lot easier than dealings and dialogue with Jewish leaders." Elder Stone went on to praise Hezbollah: "We treasure the precious words of Hezbollah and your expression of goodwill towards the American people." 4.
But throw me out the 18th floor window and come shoot me and my mother in the hospital if I don't find this just a bit odd.
Delegation spokesman Robert Worley said: "We do not wish to defend the U.S. administration. We all elected the Democratic Party against the Republican Party. Rest assured that we will return to the U.S. in order to continue our activity for peace, and we want to hear about the charity activities and the cultural and social activities organized by Hizbullah in south [Lebanon]. The Americans hear in the Western media that Hizbullah is a terrorist organization, and they do not hear any other opinion. They know nothing about the party's concern for the people of the south. We have suffered much pressure on the part of Jewish organizations in the U.S. because [of our help in] divesting corporations working with Israel. We want Jerusalem to be a united city, just as we encouraged the Palestinians and the Jews to work for peace, and we demanded that our administration adheres to this position." 5.
Nice folks, ain't they? They're sharing and caring and they want world peace. And now they get what they've paid for. Dead Muslims, dead Christians, dead Joooos.
"We treasure the precious words of Hezbollah...[and] relations and conversations with Islamic leaders are a lot easier than dealings and dialogue with Jewish leaders."
Presbyterians fill churches with dhimmis every week, and those people give money to the presbyters who funnel it to HAMAS and Hizballah. We sit in the atrium at the Vancouver Public Library every week and we make a counter to them. Sit with us. Leave your churches and join us. It's time to admit that the lie is open and known to all. You know the crying game is over. You didn't get what you thought you were paying for. It's time to get angry, if you must, and it's long past time to sit with us in the atrium on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. to have coffee and dissociate yourself from the vile likes of the presbyters. Time to face reality. 7:00 o'clock. VPL atrium. Thursday evening. Yeah, we're ecumenical.
(N.B .) "According to Presbyterian Church USA sources, Robert Worley taught for 35 years at McCormick Theological Seminary and has since taught at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon and at the Armenian Theological Seminary in Yerevan, Armenia. He regularly leads groups to the Middle East at the request of the Middle East Task Force of the Presbytery of Chicago. See for example: http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews
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1. Steve Levin, "Pittsburgh Presbyterian elder scored for remarks in meeting with Hezbollah." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette." 22 October 2004
3. Ibid: Levin
5. ibid. MEMRI./.
6. ibid. MEMRI.
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6. ibid. MEMRI.
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