An Evangelical letter to Bush about Israeli-Palestinian peace
Michael L. Westmoreland-White draws attention to a letter sent to President Bush by certain U.S. Evangelical Christian leaders. It endorses a two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace and urges, as Michael summarises, 'more vigorous U.S. engagement in the peace process'. Michael adds that the first signers 'were, of course, denounced by Hagee and the "Christian Zionists"'. Indeed, here one can read Hagee's response in which he states: 'The authors of this letter do not represent the views of the vast majority of Bible-believing mainstream evangelicals in America'.
Perhaps accurate. No offence at anybody intended, but I'm personally glad that the representative view of the majority of mainstream American evangelicals is not my litmus test for truth. I have much to learn about the whole Zionism issue, but I have stuck my neck out on this one on my blog before, and I have seen nothing yet to change my views. Christian Zionism is highly problematic (Michael thinks it is heretical, but I'm not sure I would go that far)
(Hagee is the chap who, at the CUFI's "Washington-Israel Summit" on July 16 2007, called for a pre-emptive military strike against Iran. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard him say that. Utterly shocking)