The liberal media had a field day over Obama’s connection to Wright. Now it’s come to light that Palin’s church recently played host to a leader of the controversial group Jews for Jesus.
… Palin’s church, the Wasilla Bible Church, gave its pulpit over to a figure viewed with deep hostility by many Jewish organizations: David Brickner, the executive director of Jews for Jesus.
Palin’s pastor, Larry Kroon, introduced Brickner on Aug. 17, according to a transcript of the sermon on the church’s website.
“He’s a leader of Jews for Jesus, a ministry that is out on the leading edge in a pressing, demanding area of witnessing and evangelism,” Kroon said.
Brickner then explained that Jesus and his disciples were themselves Jewish.
“The Jewish community, in particular, has a difficult time understanding this reality,” he said. Brickner’s mission has drawn wide criticism from the organized Jewish community, and the Anti-Defamation League accused them in a report of “targeting Jews for conversion with subterfuge and deception.”
Brickner also described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God’s “judgment of unbelief” of Jews who haven’t embraced Christianity.
“Judgment is very real and we see it played out on the pages of the newspapers and on the television. It’s very real. When [Brickner's son] was in Jerusalem he was there to witness some of that judgment, some of that conflict, when a Palestinian from East Jerusalem took a bulldozer and went plowing through a score of cars, killing numbers of people. Judgment — you can’t miss it.”
Palin was in church that day, Kroon said, though he cautioned against attributing Brickner’s views to her.
I’m sure that the same liberal media will immediately commence to throwing a tantrum about Palin being connected with a pastor who praises an anti-Jewish nutball who claims brutal attacks on Israeli citizens happen because Jews are kind of insistent on remaining Jews and aren’t interested in becoming Christians.
And no, this is not a one time thing. If you read the sermon you’ll see that Kroon has some kind of connection with Jews for Jesus going back to the 1970s and that the August 17th appearance of Brickner was his second visit to the church within the last four years.