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.
Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin was a Christian Zionist and a protege of Jerry Falwell, the founder of the Moral Majority in the 1970's. Falwell was a diehard, theological supporter of the modern state of Israel. Israel appreciated Falwell's support so much that they gave him a Lear jet in 1979. Dr. Baldwin has an "insiders" view of the evangelical church and his article "Evangelicals Unwittingly Pushing America Toward Atheism And Paganism" points to his credentials and confirms his accusations.
This 32 minute podcast is an in depth look at Dr. Baldwin's article, in an interview with Jerry Barrett of Power of Prophecy. Dr. Baldwin notes that "The only groups of people in the United States that support and clamor for more war are Zionist neocons and evangelical Christians (most of whom are also Zionists). Everyone else is sick of war!...Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, among others in Trump’s administration, are touted as being “great Christians.” They say Pompeo keeps an open Bible on his desk. Over and over, these people are loudly lauded as “great Christians.” Haley spent her entire tenure as U.S. Ambassador defending Israel’s indefensible wars and military atrocities. She was nothing but a total toady for Zionist Israel." For background on Dr. Baldwin's story of awakening to the deception of Christian Zionist theology, listen to our podcast, " Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism." Also, our interview "Chuck Baldwin on Trump’s Wall & Swamp Creatures" is most revealing.
This is the first podcast in a series entitled "The Christian Bible, War & Peace, and Where Is America Going Wrong." We Hold These Truths' Craig Hanson was asked by a Christian friend to review a sermon, "Trust Issues" by the pastor of the friend's church, and to give him some feedback. Craig's analysis is very insightful and cogent in this 26 minute podcast. Reference material: "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist," "The Shadowy Origins of C.I. Scofield: Godfather of Christian Zionism," "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I," "Against Our Better Judgment" by Alison Weir, "Deir Yassin Remembered" and "Does the Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel?"
American Christian Zionists have wholeheartedly supported the war on Islam to protect Israel and harbor a fear and loathing of Muslims and Islam. Christian Zionist preacher, John Hagee confirmed this notion when he prayed, before the 2003 war on Iraq, for the US to go to war to protect Israel (see, "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying for Israel in the Name of Jesus"). In this lively, 16 minute podcast, that you won't find on the MSM, Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's article, "Christchurch Massacre: Devout Christians and Israeli Zionists are Responsible."