By M. Tyler,
Jewish Voice Today Reader
Hi! This message is for Jan Markell concerning her article “The Left Is Still Not Right.”
I agree with your premise wholeheartedly that the Left are not right, Jan; however, I am concerned about the generalization of Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) Christians. I am a member of a Presbyterian church affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), perhaps an important distinction in this case but anyone reading your article without knowledge of the two affiliates would think activist anti-Semitism is part and parcel of the creed that governs all Presbyterians in the USA.
There is also the danger of offending those of us who would not have voted for Obama if our lives depended on it; those of us who have supported Israel with our prayers and finances and take our alignment with her seriously both individually and nationally.
I was aware the mutual funds were available but do not own any. I was not aware of the advice to divest and was not aware of any letters sent to the Palestinian Friends by any committee.
I am so sorry that there are Christians who voted for Obama, Jan. I know some of them. That kind of spiritual blindness baffles me. I pray for them. I find myself having to forgive them almost daily. I do not think they are all anti-Semites any more than they are all pro-abortion. They are an enigma that some of us will never be able to understand. My concern is for the Jewish People’s misconception as it relates to Presbyterian people as a whole.
I am truly sorry the Jewish People are going through this pain and trauma.