Friday, September 13, 2013


and the Israel-First Fundies get very upset.
Rand Paul Draws Fire From Pro-Israel Group For “Promised Land” Comments
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:14pm EDT

McKay Coppins

WASHINGTON — A leading pro-Israel group is condemning Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul after taking issue with critical comments he made to BuzzFeed about foreign policy mistakes made by “defenders of the promised land and the chosen people.” 

“I think some within the Christian community are such great defenders of the promised land and the chosen people that they think war is always the answer, maybe even preemptive war. And I think it’s hard to square the idea of a preemptive war and, to me, that overeagerness [to go to] war, with Christianity,” Paul told BuzzFeed in a story published Friday morning.

An official at Christians United For Israel strongly criticized Paul for the comments, accusing the senator of “slander.”


Ken Hoop said...

Actually Paul came closer to slandering Christians when he inferred the Jews are still God's Chosen people. The traditional doctrine of both Roman Catholicism and Lutheran and Reformed Protestantism is that the Jews lost chosen status when they rejected Christ.

Christians of any ethnicity then became the chosen.

And "Promised Land?" Nope. The Abrahamic Covenant (land promise) was conditional on obedience which meant accepting Christ after the Resurrection occurred.

After all, apart from any negative aspect of such, the Crusaders were not sent by the Pope to capture the promised land to give it back to the Jews.

Steve J. said...


Very good points!