AP - NEW YORK - The leader of the largest branch of American Judaism said Wednesday that synagogues in the movement shouldn't work with the Rev. John Hagee, a Christian Zionist, calling him an "extremist" on Israeli policy who disparages other faiths.
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, .... "On Israeli-Palestinian politics, John Hagee and the CUFI are extremists," Yoffie said, in a speech to Reform rabbis meeting in Cincinnati. "In expressing contempt for other religions and rejecting territorial compromise under any and all circumstances, their views run against the American grain."
RLCC Comment: Contempt is a term with a number of connotations. It represents a range of concepts. The rabbi is concerned that people will come to hold Judaism as a religion that is unworthy. Unworthy of what? The answer is unworthy of being followed for being in error concerning where souls ought to be headed and why. In that light, one would say the Real Liberal Christian Church holds Judaism in contempt, as did Jesus Christ. However, what is real Judaism? Judah is the name sake of the religion. He came to understand his errors to a large degree. Certainly he came to acknowledge his huge error toward his younger brother Joseph. That is the lesson to learn. Joseph was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. Joseph was a lesser light leading up to the great light who was, and is, Jesus. Judah knows this. His tribal descendants mostly have refused to acknowledge it. Jesus came and extended family (brotherhood) to all those who are of the spirit of righteousness that is God. That too is the lesson to learn. That's what the rabbi and his group needs to come to see, promote, and follow.
As for having anything to fear from the RLCC, there is nothing, as the RLCC is totally against coercion and stands foursquare against ethnic bigotry. It is not anti-Semitic or anti the descendants of Jacob. It is for them. It is for them coming to see the light of Jesus that is pure love, peace, and truth. God bless all with that light: The only true light.
, obtained via: , April 2, 2008, 5:19pm