BDS compromises Christian theology

Some American churches and Christian organizations are unwittingly supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, even though it infringes on the Christian precedent of separation of Church and State. The BDS movement aims to discourage foreign investment and corporate involvement in Israel, isolate the Jewish state diplomatically, and undermine Israel’s legitimacy in the international arena.  In 2004, the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) voted to divest from companies doing business with Israel. The PCUSA were soon joined by other Protestant faith traditions. In 2016, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), convened and overwhelmingly approved two resolutions; calling on the U.S. government to “end all financial and military aid to Israel.” In addition, studies confirm that “the anti-­Zionist BDS campaign has encouraged anti-Semitism and intimidation of...(Read Full Post)
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