We were inspired by one of our listeners who wanted to attend a vigil at a Christians United For Israel event near his home. In this program we talk about what is needed to do a vigil at a Christian Zionist church. One of the main things to be done is to send a letter to the pastor of the church to let him know why we have chosen his church. After listening to this program, be sure to get the rest of the story as told after the vigil in "What Went On Inside a John Hagee CUFI Event in California."
Normally vigils by We Hold These Truths, conducted in front of Christian Zionist churches or events, are ignored by the media. In the case of a vigil in Fresno, CA conducted by David Jacobs, Pastor Jim Franklin of the Cornerstone Church in downtown Fresno was so upset by the presence of WHTT and our controversial signs like Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Choose Life Not War and Who Would Jesus Bomb? (a new version of this is: Who Would Jesus Drone?, a corollary to the well known WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?), that he called out the media. Mr. Franklin has a local talk show and must have some clout because one of the local stations, KFSN (channel 30), an ABC affiliate showed up and did an excellent and fair job of reporting our vigil. It's only just over a minute but packs a punch. Pastor Jim Franklin has hosted a number of events for John Hagee and CUFI (Christians United For Israel) at his church that bares the same name as John Hagee's home church, Cornerstone Church, in San Antonio, TX.
WHTT joined Cindy Sheehan at her Tour de Peace stop in Phoenix to protest the use of drones by President Obama, that has resulted in the death of many innocent children in countries like Pakistan and Yemen. The death of Cindy's son, Casey, in Iraq, emboldened her to become an anti-war activist. We Hold These Truths member Leslie Fort (at left in picture) helped read the names of the innocent children killed by drones in front of Senator John McCain's Phoenix office. Travis Steel, a WHTT director holds the "Who Would Jesus Bomb...or Drone?" sign on the right. This video is one of Cindy Sheehan's travel logs made along her journey from California to Washington, DC via bicycle.
The Concise Dictionary of Christianity observes that "Scofield's influence on the evangelical/fundamentalist movement of the early twentieth century was enormous." And, we would add, devastating. In this podcast we review a new book, The Praise of Folly: The Enigmatic Life & Theology of C.I. Scofield by David Lutzweiler. A vicious attack on Lutzweiler and his book by the senior pastor of The Scofield Memorial Church prompted us to look a little deeper and review the new facts, uncovered by Lutzweiler, that cast more shadows on Scofield, the man and his theology.
The Gatekeepers is a hard hitting and damning documentary about the workings of the Israeli Shin Bet secret security service made by Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh. Six former heads of Shin Bet reveal the inner workings of how they deal with the "Palestinian Problem." To a man, they say that Israel is doing to the Palestinians is not working. We discuss the movie based on a review in The Guardian, a UK paper. Find out what gate keeping means how it is used outside Israel to control and neutralize opposition to Zionist agenda.