In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out vehemently against the Vietnam war and said that the US government was "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today
." (And, we add, it still is, today!) On the other hand, the self-anointed leader of Christian Zionism, John Hagee, has publicly prayed for war
on Iraq and called for war against Iran
. In this podcast we talk about an upcoming vigil at a Christians United For Israel
) event being hosted at a predominantly black church with a black pastor. The church's Facebook page had posted an event honoring Dr. King, who has been recognized and honored as a genuine peacemaker. Why would they turn their backs to the legacy of Dr. King for a "Night To Honor Israel?" That got us to thinking that the religious dogma of Christian Zionists must run deeper than Jesus' call to his followers: "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God." Don't miss this unique podcast and our follow-up podcast after the vigil.