Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."
In 50 words Crane sums up the mind of the Left dhimmi fascist. The suffereing of the Palestinian! People!? Forget it. It's bullshit to all concerned. Ryan and Ufford-Chase and the lot do not care a damn about The! People! They love their hate. They feed off it. I will hang them for the crimes they've committed. These creatures, naked, bestial,
squatting upon the ground feast on hate and the blood of others to satisfy their vanities and their hatreds. They love their hatreds more than life. Fine. I will hang them.
Not all Christians are scum, of course, but Ufford-Chase and too many of his Presbyerian dogs are nothing but. The following comes via
Divestment is a Costly Mistake
Dear Fellow Presbyterians:
"My brethren, show no partiality as you hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory." (James 2:1)
PCUSA Moderator Ufford-Chase, with unanimous approval of the General Assembly Council, has recommended the creation of a seven person study group to examine the Middle East issue for another two years. Under this proposal, the 34 divestment overtures advanced by individual churches through their presbyteries would be referred to committee. The Israel divestment resolution approved in 2004 would continue unabated while this study group does its work. Thus, the will of numerous anti-divestment presbyteries would be thwarted at least two more years, while national church leadership would continue to drain our coffers in pursuit of a biased political agenda.
Presbyterians, neither the Israeli Government nor the American Jewish Community can stop this assault on Israel. It is our problem – and our responsibility. With the General Assembly (GA) approaching June 15, now is the time for you to act by contacting the GA Commissioners from your presbytery. Please do not delay. Your 217th GA Commissioners' names are listed here, and your presbytery office has the contact information for them. These Commissioners need to be informed that many concerned Presbyterians are opposed to referring these urgent overtures to a study group; they want the 2004 divestment resolution rescinded now.
Friends, it is our obligation to stop this divestment. Not only is this divestment action based on biased and unfounded antagonism towards Israel, but the costs to our church are staggering. The Middle East resolutions passed by the 216th and prior General Assemblies have created a network run amuck of headquarters staff, GA committees, and outside organizations receiving PCUSA funding.
In November 2005, many Presbyterians faxed a letter to Stated Clerk Clifton Kirkpatrick and Executive Director John Detterick which asked pertinent questions about the PCUSA's actions in the Middle East. Neither Kirkpatrick nor Detterick responded.
With no answers forthcoming from the PCUSA leadership, concerned Presbyterians took it upon themselves to study the obvious and hidden costs imposed upon the PCUSA membership of funding our church's anti-Israel actions. Click here to read the estimated costs for the period 2001-2006.
The amount of money spent by the PCUSA leadership to organize and now defend Israeli divestment is in the millions of dollars. If you include money donated to organizations and individuals that support an anti-Israel agenda, the number rises to tens of millions. Proponents of divestment are likely to challenge these figures, but whatever the exact numbers, the amount already spent is distressing, and the prospect of this ongoing hemorrhage alarming.
Who has paid for this biased and unfounded propaganda against Israel? We have, through our contributions to per capita and special offerings.
The General Assembly annual budget is around $100 million. The per capita assessed by 2.4 million members in the 11,000 churches generates about $12 million. The four Special Offerings collected from church members (Peacemaking, One Great Hour of Sharing, Joy, and Pentecost) generate about $20 million. The balance of the GA annual budget is funded from benevolences and earnings and draw downs of the endowments and trusts under the GA's control. As the estimates show, our leadership has directed 4% of the national budget to staff, committees, and outside organizations dedicated to promoting a propaganda attack on Israel.
Members have already left the PCUSA because of the divestment resolution, and if this expensive process is not stopped now, more members could leave. In addition, many churches are already curtailing their per capita and special offerings contributions and more churches are expected to stop sending money to Louisville.
Has not divestment already been proved to be a costly mistake for the Presbyterian Church USA? How much more are the members of the PCUSA willing to bear? Will the churches say "enough is enough?" We pray the churches in their collective wisdom will issue a clarion call to the 217th GA to stop divestment now.
"He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?" (Luke 16:10-12)
I obey legitimate laws of legitimate nations. As much as I would prefer to summarily hang the Presbyterians who are committing murder as you read this, I will continue to obey the laws. And when the laws change and legitimate laws demand justice, there I will be ready and waiting. I'll ask those to be hanged: "Is it good friend?"