September 13, 2021
Sometimes it feels hopeless to challenge what our government does in the name of "helping" us. Members of the Plant-Powered People of AZ (PPPofAZ) advocate plant-based, whole food diets that avoid unhealthy foods. For example, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are not safe despite the approval given by the FDA. Seven of us from the PPPofAZ went to hear Derrick Broze of The Conscious Resistance speak during his Activation Tour stop in Showlow, AZ. Derrick spoke on a wide range of topics in his thought-provoking presentation including the Freedom Cell Network, which he helped to create.
Freedom Cells are peer-to-peer groups organizing themselves in a decentralized manner with the collective goal of asserting the sovereignty of group members through peaceful resistance and the creation of alternative institutions. The PPPofAZ is a member of the Freedom Cell Network.
If you're an independent thinker and an activist, you'll want to listen to Derrick's powerful presentation even if you don't like what the PPPofAZ eat. Remember, Freedom Isn't Free! [Note: this podcast was posted to our freedom-loving friends at We Hold These Truths' Podbean site.]
July 7, 2021
Our friend and brother in Christ, Palestinian Pastor Jamal Bishara, of the First Arabic Baptist Church of Phoenix, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 24, 2021. This sermon was the last one he preached as a guest at Apollo Baptist Church in Glendale, Arizona on March 7, 2021. At his memorial, this extended sermon was described this way by one new member of the church to the senior pastor: "When you preach, you preach a chapter. When Pastor Jamal preached, he preached the whole Bible." This is truly an inspiring sermon. For more posts featuring Pastor Jamal, click HERE.
June 28, 2021
Melinda Cathey is a therapist who co-founded and served as executive director of The Harbor, a transitional care program in Russia. Melinda has spent nearly 30 years working with orphanages and trains and consults on trauma-informed therapy and The Harbor model of residential care with those working with orphans or foster kids in any capacity. Melinda is passionate about helping churches create safe environments, and learn to understand and respond to trauma.
To provide insight, understanding, and practical tips on how church communities can become safer and more compassionate environments where people can partner more effectively with the Holy Spirit to be healing agents for one another.
Topics covered in this 60-minute webinar include:
- An understanding of the way attachment and trauma issues affect God’s plan for our lives.
- Working definitions of attachment and trauma.
- 6 risk factors that will cause developmental trauma.
- The attachment cycle and development.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E).
- Brain development.
- Our personal attachment experience with God.
- Practical ways to support one another as God supports us.
Melinda Cathey, M.A. is an individual and marital therapist. Melinda lived in St. Petersburg from 1992 -2002 with her husband, Mark, and their three children. Before their time in Russia, Melinda received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in 1985 and practiced individual, family, and marriage counseling in a variety of settings: community health, church, private practice. While in Russia, she co-founded The Harbor with Alex Krutov in 2001 and served as its Executive Director until 2015. The Harbor was the first transitional care program of its kind in St. Petersburg and the second in Russia. Most recently, Melinda completed TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) Educator Training in 2015 under the study of the late Dr. Karyn Purvis at TCU in Dallas, TX. She now trains and consults on trauma-informed therapy and The Harbor model of residential care with those working with orphans or foster kids in any capacity. Her training of TBRI principles has been enthusiastically received in Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, Bolivia, and the U.S. Melinda Cathey can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ACES Pyramid
- Attachment Cycles
- Three Parts of Brain
- Ways to Heal Each Other and Messages of Felt Safety
January 19, 2021
In this video, our founder, Charles E. Carlson speaks about his solo walk-in visit to the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip in March 2002. There he witnessed and filmed an Israeli bombing raid from the roof of a building owned by the Southern Baptist Convention. Chuck gave this account to members of the Institute for Historical Review two years later. The video account of this bombing raid can be seen in our documentary, “The Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy”. In the second segment of this 50-minute talk, he explains Zionist Christian's distortion of the bible and why its followers support Israel despite its documented brutality toward the Palestinians. His talk marked the beginning of We Hold These Truths' nineteen-year study of and challenge to the biblical corruption that has fostered Israel's unbroken history of killings. The publication referred by Chuck in his presentation is "The Source of Our War Problem: Why Judeo-Christians Do Not Demand Peace".
January 11, 2021
Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss the existence of Christian Zionism in mainline Christian churches.
December 20, 2020
At We Hold These Truths it has been our mission to expose the Evangelical Church to the dangers and Biblical errors of Christian Zionism. An interesting phenomenon has occurred as we’ve seen the churches that we’ve tried to reach actually become more entrenched in their zionist doctrine, to the point where many Christians now wear the moniker of “Christian Zionist” as a badge of honor and stamp of approval by God. Craig Hanson discusses his article, "Exposing the "Ugly" of Christian Zionism", with Chuck Carlson and Tom Compton in this 33-minute video interview.
November 23, 2020
We Hold These Truths has been working for peace in the Holy Land since 2002. This documentary was made to challenge Christians who believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy even to the exclusion of Palestinian Christians living there. Our 29-minute documentary was recognized as a contribution to peace by being given a special award at the 4th Ammar Popular Film Festival in Tehran, Iran, in January 2014. This film exposes what should be three, obvious truths: 1. The US has a war based economy that is dependent upon the support for its many wars by Christians under the influence of Christian Zionism. 2. Christian Zionism is a corruption of traditional Christianity that has been promoted for just over 100 years, through the Scofield Reference Bible. 3. The Palestinians have been under a brutal military occupation by Israel since 1967. An example of this brutality was an Israeli attack on Gaza that killed four and wounded 40 in 2002, which was witnessed, videoed, and reported by Charles E. Carlson, the Writer/Director of this documentary. This attack was four years before Hamas came to power and the 3 devastating wars on Gaza in 2008/2009, 2012, and 2014 The last major assault on Gaza in 2014, “Operation Protective Edge” resulted in over 2,000 Palestinians killed of whom were 500 children. This planned operation has turned into a genocidal assault on Gaza with the Israelis bombing hospitals and schools, and civilian casualties hovering around 75% of the total while destroying the infrastructure of the world’s largest, open-air prison (Bob Simon of CBS News described Gaza this way in 2009 in an interview with Charlie Rose). Today, Gaza is on the brink of being uninhabitable.
May 18, 2020
Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths will look behind the Federal Reserve's curtain hidden behind the mainstream media spin masters. Reuters published a new list of the financial manipulations planned by the Federal Reserve System (FED) to support the economy in the article "What the Federal Reserve has done in the coronavirus crisis". Reuters tells part of the truth about the Federal Reserve Bank, but not a word of who runs it, nor how this money creation affects our lives by diluting the value of dollars we hold, spend, save and depend upon. (See Chuck's analysis in "Press’ Half Truth Policy about Covid-19 and Our Money")
April 24, 2020
In the middle of a pandemic, a financial collapse is lurking around the corner. Will the solution to avoid a depression in the US and around the world be another war against a more credible enemy like China or Russia? Chuck Carlson, a former stockbroker and founder of We Hold These Truths, focuses on the bizarre tactics of the Federal Reserve to pump the economy into prosperity. What's going on?
March 26, 2020
Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths discuss the medical, political and financial events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic event presently gripping the world. Chuck Carlson, a former stockbroker will focus on the financial implications and ramifications of the current crisis as described in his article "The Money War to Come After the Covid-19 Crisis Ends."
March 5, 2020
We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director, Craig Hanson discusses with Chuck Carlson the implications for peace and justice or lack thereof revealed at the March 2-3, 2020 annual meeting of AIPAC, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, in Washington, DC. At the convention, luminaries like Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo champion the concept that Anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism. In other words, criticism of unjust Israeli policies and actions toward Palestinians constitutes anti-semitism and "Enemies of the State."
March 3, 2020
Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson discuss the implications of a video by Vox, "How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump’s foreign policy," that has had over a million views. It exposes the impact of Christian Zionists on US policies with Israel and Palestine. Also, the Telos Group, a supporter of Palestinian rights is discussed in light of the funding for it by George Soros, who says he is not a Zionist.
February 18, 2020
This video talks about the influence of Christian Zionists on the policies of the current occupant of the White House. We Hold These Truths has exposed Christian Zionists like VP Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Congresswoman Michelle Bachman who are featured in this 7-minute video. Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of WHTT will analyze this video in a live stream program on our Facebook & YouTube sites.
February 17, 2020
The founding of Israel in 1948 has become a major, theological focal point for millions of American evangelical Christians. In 2001 We Hold These Truths founder, Chuck Carlson, had an ongoing dialog with a “Judaeo-Christian” (who would now be called a “Christian Zionist”) named Sherry that resulted in a six-part series that can be read at “Sherry’s War: A Second Look“. Chuck and Craig Hanson discuss what made Sherry believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy and think the way she did. The analysis in this video presentation is carried up to the current state of Christian Zionism.
January 30, 2020
American evangelical Christians have been conditioned to accept the modern state of Israel as being a fulfillment of biblical prophecy through national Bible studies like Precepts Ministries, founded by Kay Arthur. In this 30-minute video program Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's groundbreaking article, "Zionism promoted through Bible studies at a church near you." While the theology of Christian Zionism in these studies is usually subtle, the extreme Zionist sentiment as exhibited in two included video clips featuring Kay Arthur should be intuitively obvious to any honest observer. In this program, Craig Hanson scripturally challenges some of the sacred theology held dear by Christian Zionists.
January 23, 2020
Pastor Chuck Baldwin is joined by We Hold These Truths' Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson, discussing his recent article, "Trump's Unholy War." Baldwin asserts there is an economic and political agenda behind the present push for what he calls a "Crime of Aggression" upon the Iranian people. Many church leaders unsuspectingly support these acts. Resources mentioned by Pastor Baldwin are available on his website, Chuck Baldwin Live.
January 8, 2020
Major General Smedley D. Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true "fighting Marine" whose courage and patriotism could not be doubted. Yet he came to believe that the wars in which he and his men had fought and bled and died were all pre-planned conflicts, designed not so much to defend America as to bloat the balance sheets of US banks and corporations. General Smedley Butler’s frank book, "War Is A Racket," shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. General Butler's argument against war are still relevant now more than ever. This is a 60 minute reading of his important revelation.
November 17, 2019
Earl Staelin, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Public Banking Institute, explains vital details about public Banking and how it would challenge and correct the present oligarch like system dominated by a powerful, privately owned but government pretending Federal Reserve System. Staelin, a Colorado attorney, provides a detailed report on the largely unknown but successful 100-year-old, public bank of North Dakota, and a new one in California. He also details public banks in several other countries. For background reports and podcasts on public banking by We Hold These Truths click HERE.
October 23, 2019
"Anti-Zionism" is now being equated to "Anti-Semitism" by Israeli partisans as well by the U.S. State Department. A recent international campaign orchestrated by four Zionist organizations, including the ADL, tried to prevent Alison Weir of If Americans Knew from speaking on the subject, “Uncovered, Israel’s Occupation of Palestine,” (link to talk) at a community college in Fresno, CA by accusing her of being an "Anti-Semite." Local sponsor GV Wire did not back down and said they believed in free speech and would even sponsor another event featuring a supporter of Israel. The event went off with no protesters present as promised by the Israeli partisans. Fresno members of We Hold These Truths were there to support Alison Weir with signs like "No More Wars For Israel." Ms. Weir remarked that the campaign to stop her from speaking was the most intense that she has witnessed to date. This 21-minute podcast reveals some interesting insights into the event and her attackers who appear to be becoming desperate in their attempts to prevent the truth of the Israeli occupation from being broadcast.
References: If Americans Knew: Why are global organizations attacking a talk at Clovis Community College? As reported by event host GV Wire: "Critic of Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians Speaks in Fresno," "GV Wire Statement on Alison Weir’s Sept. 18 Appearance," "Anti-Defamation League Criticizes Event Featuring Alison Weir. She Responds," "Alison Weir Answers 5 Questions on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," The Times of Israel reported: "US Jewish groups pan California event featuring speaker accused of anti-Semitism." Fresno TV coverage: CBS Channel 47: "Alison Weir Speaks At Clovis Community College," Fresno's KSEE24: "Darius Assemi defends inviting Alison Weir to speak in Clovis." Alison Weir's authoritative and well-documented book: "Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel."
October 18, 2019
A law authorizing local governments to charter public banks was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom and amounts to an enormous condemnation of the monopolistic Federal Reserve Bank. The international bankers, who have used public money to finance every war since 1913, will bring all their power to bear to stop the California Public Banking Act. They have already started the attack, as we will explain subsequently. The Public Banks will not dare to spend depositor money to fund wars, and the Federal Reserve Bank knows it. The counterattack has already begun. The international Banker controlled press's limited reporting of this milestone event is the first sign of their massive counterattack. We Hold These Truths hopes to help expose it, and to encourage public banking nation wide. Listen to Charles Carlson put Public Banking into perspective with other issues in this 17-minute podcast. References: "California Public Bank Bill Becomes Law" and "California Rebukes Predatory Wall Street Megabanks With New Public Bank Law." More from WHTT on Public Banking.
October 15, 2019
The vast majority of Christians visiting the Holy Land of Israel, only visit the "Dead Stones" sites like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem built over the site where it is believed to be the site where Jesus was born. The "Living Stones," the Palestinian Christians, who live there are only heard by a fraction of the tourists to Israel. Dr. Darryl DelHousaye, Chancellor of Phoenix Seminary asked Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths to provide a video with messages from "Living Stones of the Holy Land" that will serve as a supplement for members of the tour that he is leading to Israel. Included in this video are two inspirational presentations by Rev. Alex Awad, who was the pastor of the East Jerusalem Baptist Church and Dean and professor at Bethlehem Bible College and Sami Awad of the Holy Land Trust.
September 30, 2019
Chuck Carlson, founder of We Hold Truths wrote a series of six groundbreaking articles in 2001 about a self-professing, Christian named Sherry, with whom he had dialogued. In this series, Chuck Carlson revealed how Sherry’s acceptance of war is a foundational portion of her religion. At the time, the term “Christian Zionist” had not come into use. It now more accurately describes the theology of Christians like Sherry. Craig Hanson interviews Chuck Carlson in this 30-minute, behind the scenes, look at the series "Sherry's War" that is just as true today as it was in 2001. References: "Iraq: Americans Prepped for 'War'" (Dec. 1990), "Attacking Islam: Revisited," "Sherry's War: A Second Look" and "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I."
September 27, 2019
With all the support from American evangelical Christians for America's serial wars, a stranger unaware of the teachings of Jesus might conclude that Christianity is primarily a religion of war and not of peace. Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths, using a biblical approach, weighs the evidence on whether Christianity is a religion of peace or of war in this thought-provoking, 29-minute podcast. Craig looks more in-depth into a significant sermon series about how Christians, as followers of Jesus, should relate to the civil power over them. As a result of Dr. Boyd's sermon series, "The Cross & The Sword" (for an overview see the CNN segment from 2007: "God's Warriors: Dr. Greg Boyd"), 1000 of Boyd's 5000 congregants at Woodland Hills Church left. It appears that millions of evangelical Christians have welded the cross to the sword. The war nature of evangelical Christians is evidenced in the Land letter (see: "Christian Zionist Leaders: Hardly Peacemakers" and our podcast "The Three Ugly Faces of World Conflict").
September 25, 2019
That the United States has a war based economy should be universally self evident but is not. Think of war at the apex of a three-sided pyramid. The first side is the powerful military/industrial complex that manufactures the war material and fights the wars. The second side is the Federal Reserve system and the international bankers that finance these wars. The third face is the wholehearted and fervent, patriotic support by the Christian right for these wars, particularly those to protect Israel. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this three-sided pyramid in this 27-minute podcast. References: "The Federal Reserve's Role in Financing America's Wars," "The Cross & The Sword" sermon series by Dr. Greg Boyd shows how Christians have welded the cross to the sword (for an overview see the CNN segment from 2007: "God's Warriors: Dr. Greg Boyd,") and "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" exposes the false theology of Christian Zionism.
August 29, 2019
Popular Republic Broadcasting Network host, Steve Elkins of the "Off the Beaten Path" show joins Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths to discuss where the current occupant of the White House is leading Americans and where do his allegiances really lie. Eighty-one percent of white, evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and their support for him and his policies does not seem to be waning. Don't miss Steve's thoughtful analysis of the danger signs that point to a less than bright future for Americans. 41 minutes.
August 22, 2019
Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths is interviewed by Tom Lacovara on RTR Truth Media program for the first time. Tom covers a lot of ground with Chuck that includes details about Chuck's friendship with the late Eustace Mullins and We Hold These Truths' mission to challenge the false doctrine of Christian Zionism. One commenter on the program concluded this: "Christian Zionism: The spiritual branch of the military-industrial complex." More programs by Tom Lacovara can be seen on his YouTube channel, "RTR Truth Media: Lighting Brushfires of Freedom."
August 5, 2019
According to David Friedman, U.S. Ambassador to Israel, the state of Israel is on the side of God, as reported in the New York Times article, "U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’." In this report by Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths at an al-Quds (Jerusalem) rally to support Palestine, held in Tempe Arizona, Ambassador Friedman's notion is challenged with a provocative question. Craig Hanson of WHTT biblically answers the more important question “Which Side of God Is Israel On?”
July 25, 2019
Craig Hanson and members of We Hold These Truths dissect the events and speakers at the recently held Christians United For Israel 14th annual summit in Washington, DC. In reality, it was a political rally for Israel and a call for war on Iran. Once again, Jesus was ignored, for the most part, during the proceedings. A cavalcade of Christian Zionist politicians, including VP Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, spoke to some 5,000 attendees at the summit. This is a thought-provoking, 22-minute podcast that exposes some of the deceptions of Christian Zionism. For additional analysis of the CUFI summit see: "Countering The 'Christian Zionists/Political Complex'," "Christian Opposition To Christian Zionist Theology Is Growing" and TruNews coverage: "CUFI Conference: John Hagee Spews Pro-Zionist Propaganda to U.S. Churches."
July 17, 2019
Elected U.S. officials, from the President on down, give lip service to the U.S. Constitution while ignoring it. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths look into three aspects of the Constitution relating to who has the authority to declare war. Is it the President? Who has the power to create money? Is it the Federal Reserve System? And who has the power to levy tariffs. It is the President? Find out in this insightful, 21 minute podcast.
July 14, 2019
Christians United For Israel, during their 14th annual summit on July 7-8, 2019, were challenged by the campaign, "Rise Against Racism: Counter CUFI." The campaign was sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and joined by Jewish Voice For Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. It was endorsed by more than 30 organizations. We Hold These Truths challenged CUFI at its second annual summit in 2007 and endorsed FOSNA's current campaign. CUFI's leader, John Hagee, boasts of being a Christian Zionist and revealed his political version of Christianity at the CUFI summit by inviting prominent Christian Zionist politicians that included VP Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton. In this on the ground report by Mark Bebawi on Arab Voices Radio, Tarek Abuata, executive director of FOSNA and other campaign members are interviewed along with comments by two CUFI attendees. This is a remarkable 50-minute program that exposes the "Christian Zionist/Political Complex."
July 14, 2019
Tarek Abuata is Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), a nonprofit, predominantly Christian organization that gives its objective as seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land. Abuata talks on Arab Voices Radio in Houston, TX, about the dangers of Christian Zionism and FOSNA's campaign, "Rise Against Racism: Counter CUFI" (Christians United For Israel). The campaign is headed by Friends of Sabeel North America, Jewish Voice for Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and more than 30 organizations, including We Hold These Truths. Tarek Abuata was born into a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem, and moved to Texas when he was 12. FOSNA's parent organization is Sabeel, an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians.
July 6, 2019
In this remarkable, 61 minute video, Pastor Chuck Baldwin is interviewed by Steven Ben-Nun of Israeli News Live about his journey out of a deep seated and three decades long belief that the modern state of Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. What's remarkable about this interview is that Steven Ben-Nun is a Messianic (Jewish) Christian who had been under the influence of Zionism, himself. The large majority of Messianic Christians are fervent Christian Zionists. We Hold These Truths has, also, interviewed Pastor Baldwin in our podcast, "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism."
July 4, 2019
When We Hold These Truths started challenging Israel supporting churches in 2002, the term "Christian Zionism" was not in use. Today, there are more groups like FOSNA (Friends Of Sabeel North America), TruNews and a growing number of mainline Christians that are challenging Christian Zionism. In this 19 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss some of the latest developments of the "Turning" [from Christian Zionism] that we described in our 2010 documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I."
June 17, 2019
Photographer Grace Cheung-Schulman recently returned from the Holy Land on a trip sponsored by American Friends of Combatants For Peace. In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots organization was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Committed to joint nonviolence since its inception, CFP works to both transform and resolve the conflict by ending the Israeli occupation and all forms of violence between the two sides and building a peaceful future for both peoples. The photos Grace took graphically tell a story that is virtually unknown to evangelical Christians, but is becoming more familiar and embraced by mainline Christians. Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths was present at the mainline church where Grace's extraordinary slide show was given and discusses the significance of this in this 21 minute podcast. Grace, more than likely, would not be invited to an evangelical church because her slide show exposes the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The giant key in the picture is at the entrance to the Aida, Palestinian refugee camp next to Bethlehem as described in the podcast. Referenced in the podcast: "Open, Bethlehem"
June 17, 2019
We say, “Open, Bethlehem!” Sure, tourists can still enter Bethlehem from Jerusalem by transiting the wall and checkpoint that separates Israel from occupied Palestine. Most of the Christians visiting the Holy Land have been conditioned to fear and mistrust Palestinians, even Palestinian Christians. Typically, a tour bus drops the pilgrims off at one of the “dead stones” sites in the Holy Land, like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Rarely, do these pilgrims get to interact with the local, Palestinian Christians, the “living stones,” to hear the other side of the story. Palestinian, Leila Sansour, documents how her home town, Bethlehem, is being walled in. In this 33 minute, abridged version of her compelling documentary, “Open, Bethlehem” you will learn what is happening to the birthplace of Jesus. Be sure to share this with your friends because Leila’s story will not make the 6 o’clock news!
June 17, 2019
"One Day In Gaza" is a BBC documentary that has been shown in the UK, but was cancelled by PBS in the US. It was scheduled to air on May 14, 2019, the anniversary of the "Gaza March of Return" massacre, that occurred one year earlier. Sixty Palestinians in Gaza were killed and On May 14,, 2018, the same day as the dedication of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. This documentary shows both sides of what took place but there is too much damning documentation about Israel's action's that Israeli partisans don't want Americans to know about. The contention of the WHTT podcast, "Does Israel Have a Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy Against Palestinians?" by Chuck Carlsono, is confirmed by "One Day In Gaza." An excellent analysis of the documentary is done by Alison Weir of If Americans Knew, "View the Frontline Documentary on Gaza that PBS pulled."
May 30, 2019
U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, declared recently that "Israel is on the side of God." Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths agrees, but peels back the onion covering this statement by asking the obvious question, "Which side of God is Israel on?" As a follower of Christ, Craig takes a biblical look at Ambassador Friedman's remark and comes up with a remarkable conclusion in this power packed, 19 minute podcast. Referenced in the podcast is the New York Times article, "U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’" and Craig's article, "Israel Is On the Side of God." To better understand the theology of Christian Zionists, watch We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1."
May 27, 2019
Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, under President Richard Nixon, is reported to have said: "Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control continents; who controls money cab control the world." To get an excellent overview of the world of international banking including the private banking cabal, the Federal Reserve System, this interview, "The Gods of Money: How America was Hijacked," with F. William Engdahl is a must listen. Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, professor and lecturer. Engdahl is the author of the trilogy, "Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation," "Myths, Lies, and Oil Wars" and "Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century." This 59 minute, revealing interview was conducted by Bonnie Faulkner on Guns & Butter." We Hold These Truths has analyses and podcasts about the Federal Reserve System and its war financing mechanisms (Click Here).
May 16, 2019
American leaders depend on patriotic, American Christians to support America's serial wars. Churches have a Jesus taught responsibility to oppose the social evil of war with at least as much vigor as we oppose starvation after a natural disaster in faraway places. Meanwhile, wars and the threat of war go on unchecked and under-reported by our churches. Our political leaders blame these serial wars on “hostile” little states that they vilify to keep our moral leaders quiet. Most churches fail to even pray for world peace. Does yours? Join Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths in this lively, 26 minute podcast about the importance of what Jesus taught: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God (Matthew 5:9). Referenced in the podcast: "Review of: The Secret Message of Jesus," "Robert Jeffress: America has forgotten God, the best hope is prayer" and "Dallas Pastor Uses Bible to Justify Killing N. Korea Boss."
May 15, 2019
An Israeli, Arab, Christian priest and educator got mixed responses at local area churches: warmth and respect from Presbyterians, and a mixture of love and ice water at an Israelist church (this is clear from the questions at the end of this compelling presentation by Archbishop Chacour at this church). Archbishop Elias Chacour is a rotund 69 year old dynamo. As a child of eight he was made homeless by the Israeli army, but against all odds, he and his family stayed in Israel long after most of his villagers became forced refugees elsewhere. He went on to become one of the most important educators of Arab children, and a Christian citizen of Israel. There, he built schools that teach over 3000, Christian & Muslim children in Galilee, northern Israel. At the time of the talk, he had just been appointed Archbishop over several Melkite Catholic Churches that are sanctioned by Israel within its territory. Archbishop Chacour is author of Blood Brothers (Arabs and Israelis) and is a proven advocate of peace, preaching love of all races as his “only weapon.”
May 13, 2019
Filmmaker, Karriem Shabazz, lived and worked, for 15 years, in Syria and traveled throughout the region. To do his part for peace, Karriem wanted to relate the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Using remarkable archival video footage that he obtained from research in the region, Karriem created a compelling documentary about the little known history of what happened in the Holy Land during the past 100 years. The people of Palestine do not deserve to be forgotten or neglected. Deliberately misinformed and deceived, Americans are responsible for, and are the only people who can stop the injustice, apartheid and genocide that is being committed in this Holy Land, against the innocent people of the ancient Biblical land of Samson and Delilah, and David and Goliath. "The Struggle to Save Al-Aqsa and the Holy Lands" begins with the father of Zionism, Theodore Hertzel and ends with the last Intifada when Prime Minister Ariel Sharon provoked this bloodbath of innocent children in 2001. This film documents the impact of the spy T.E. Lawrence, Lord James Arthur Balfour, the British Evangelical Zionists, the League of Nations and the United Nations. Also, this film chronicles the massacres perpetrated by the “Israeli” occupation force, to steal more land and eliminate more of the people of Palestine. These massacres have defined the longest occupation in history from 1948 in Kafr Qasim through the 1950s, 60s and 70s to the massacre of women and children at the UN outpost in Qana, Lebanon 48 years later and is still ongoing.
May 9, 2019
We Hold These Truths has been challenging Christians about the dangers of Christian Zionism since 2002. Our latest effort took place in Fresno, CA at the Altar Conference: Where Heaven Meets Earth," that describes it as "a weekend of dynamic worship and powerful teaching, provoking believers of all backgrounds into a lifestyle of radical pursuit and relentless devotion to Christ." We think that's a great idea. Normally, WHTT vigils are held in front of Christian Zionist churches or events held by Christian Zionist organizations, like Christians United For Israel. Thousands of Christians attended the event and were greeted at three entrance points by members of the WHTT team led by David Jacobs and Craig Hanson. Because the "Free Speech" areas were very close to the lines for the security check points at the entrances, everyone got to see one or more of our signs. In this revealing, 23 minute, podcast, Craig and Dave reflect on some very interesting encounters they had with conference attendees. Many people were clueless about what Zionism is. Craig talked with attendees about how he came out of being a Christian Zionist, even though he didn't know he was one (listen to: "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist"). Handout mentioned in the podcast: "Does the Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel? - Be A Berean: Acts 17:11, Do Your Own Research."
April 30, 2019
A group of Palestinian activists in Arizona went down to the state capitol to challenge a well oiled effort by Israeli partisans to introduce a new and "improved" version of a previous anti-BDS (Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions) law that was enacted in 2016, and has, subsequently, been struck down by a federal judge in AZ for violating freedom of speech (for details see: "Bill seeks to replace pro-Israel law found unconstitutional"). A hearing was held by the Arizona House Committee on International & State Affairs on Senate bill S.1167, the anti-BDS legislation. Present at the hearing was an Israeli partisan lawyer from Washington, DC arguing for the anti-BDS legislation. Ultimately, the bill passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 37 to 21, with 2 abstentions. It, also, passed passed the Senate and was signed into law by the governor. It is interesting to note that the 2016 legislation passed by a larger margin of 46-14 in the House. Opposition is growing! ACLU lawyer, Brian Hauss sums it up in his article "Arizona Lawmakers Running Scared After Anti-Boycott Law Ruled Unconstitutional." And, more encouraging news comes from Texas where another anti-BDS law has been declared unconstitutional in a federal court ("Court Rules Texas Anti-Boycott Law is Unconstitutional, Protects First Amendment Right to Boycott"). This 28 minute podcast discusses and analyzes the inspirational challenges made to the legislation in Arizona.