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What Would People Think?

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Churches Acting Like Christians Should

Go Presbyterian Church U.S.A! Go United Church of Christ! Go Episcopal Church U.S.A.! These and other denominations are using the power of the dollar to kick some warmonger corporate butt!

These churches are threatening to divest money from their pension fund from certain corporations if those corporations do not stop providing the weapons and technology that enable the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory....as well as from banks that ignore how their institutions are being used as money laundering tools for Palestinian terrorists.

It's about darn time churches started acting like Christians are supposed to act: being peace-makers! Sure, somebody out there is going to call this anti-Semitic because it's against Israel's wishes (or against the wishes of that extremist sector of Israel and its allies that believe Israel can do no wrong...even when it does wrong).

I'm just so thrilled at the thought that some churches are taking hard-line actions against the enablers of death.


  • It's a little bit more complex than it seems - the same institutions that permit Israel to occupy Palestine keeps them prepared in the likely event of an invasion. And the same institutions that launder Palestinian money provide needed relief to deeply impoverished Palestinian people. But plaudits to the churches for bringing the issue to the forefront and making these corporations take stock of what they're doing...

    By Blogger Jeff, at 8/16/2005 6:37 PM  

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