Monday, February 27, 2006

Christians United for Israel

From Ha'aretz:

WASHINGTON - A new group in the United States, Christians United for Israel, will serve as an umbrella organization for Christian congregations that support Israel, and will lobby for Israel.

Some 400 Christian community leaders met in San Antonio, Texas, two weeks ago to establish the group, which Christians United officials said represents about 30 million Americans.

The organization's main goal is to create a rapid-response network "targeted to reach every senator and congressman" in the United States. It is led by evangelical leaders Dr. John C. Hagee and George Morrison; fundamentalist Baptist minister Jerry Falwell; and Gary Bauer, president of the American Values organization aimed at protecting marriage, family and faith.
Glad to see Christians uniting for Israel. Not so sure I'm glad to see them uniting behind Jerry Falwell, but these days Israel can use all the friends it can get, so I doubt anyone's gonna be looking any gift horses in the mouth--particularly in these days of "lonesome, unprotected gerbil whisperers" & such.