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Black Lives Matter Can’t Get Black Churches to Hate Israel

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Black Lives Matter (BLM) is broadening its horizons.

It wants Americans not only to hate the police, but to oppose the Jewish State of Israel, as well.

Seems odd for a movement ostensibly focused on civil rights for minorities to adopt and anti-Semitic position, but, there you have it.

Unfortunately for BLM, black Christians across America aren’t falling for it.

In an open letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bishop Lawrence M. Wooten explained precisely why Bible-believing African-American Christians will never abandon Israel:

Recently, Black Lives Matter issued a platform of demands. One of the demands called for the elimination of U.S. aid to Israel. Their argument is that Israel is an apartheid state perpetrating genocide against the Palestinians…

The Ecumenical Leadership Council of Missouri, representing hundreds of predominantly African-American churches throughout the state, rejects without hesitation any notion or assertion that Israel operates as an apartheid country. We embrace our Jewish brethren in America and respect Israel as a Jewish state. Jewish-Americans have worked with African-Americans during the civil rights era when others refused us service at the counter — and worse.

Anyone who studies American history will no doubt find the names Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, two Jews and an African-American, who lost their lives trying to provide civil rights for blacks in the south. We cannot forget their noble sacrifices. Neither should Black Lives Matter.

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