Jews for Jesus is a conservative, Christian evangelical organization that focuses on the conversion of Jews to Christianity in order to initialize the second coming of Christ on earth, propagating the apocalypse. Its members consist of people who actually consider themselves to be Jews by birth, not by religion.
On Monday night, Rachel Maddow spoke about the disappointing outcome of former President George W. Bush’s judgment on speaking at the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, a headquarters for the pro-apocalypse Christian group Jews for Jesus. As a result, Jewish leaders as well as supporters of Bush were not too pleased with the former president’s decision to speak at the event.
Jonathan Tobin of In Commentary, a conservative magazine founded by the American Jewish Committee, contended that Mr. Bush’s appearance at the fundraiser would damage interfaith relations.
Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement Monday that the ADL is “disappointed” to learn the former president will be speaking at the Nov. 14 fundraising event.
“President Bush is a friend who has an abiding love and respect for Israel and the Jewish people. I know that he does not represent or embrace the purpose or the mission of this group, and therefore I wish he would not speak there.”
Rabbi David Wolpe of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles tweeted in regards to the event:
“This is infuriating.”
Does the former President realize the ridicule he is putting on his Jewish friends in Israel by raising money for such an event? Even with the overwhelming amount of ignorance this man consumes, and the mass embarrassment he has extended unto his party, surely he can’t be that oblivious to this situation. Can he? Really?
Watch Rachel Maddow’s segment in the video below: