Committee 4 is now recommending that the PC(USA) reconsider its support for a two-state solution. This would necessitate a report to be prepared for the 222nd GA.
And who should prepare such a report? That bastion of
fairness and honesty bias and bigotry, and bulwark of accuracy error, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy.
[You may remember, for example, an occasion when then ACSWP member, Ronald Stone was widely quoted as saying:
“As an elder of our church, I’d like to say that, according to my recent experience, relations and conversations with Islamic leaders are a lot easier than dealings and dialogue with Jewish leaders.”
“Also, we praise your initiative for dialogue and mutual understanding. We cherish these statements that bring us closer to you. We treasure the precious words of Hezbollah and your expression of goodwill towards the American people.”
You may also remember a ridiculous history of the Middle East provided by ACSWP in 2003.
Or perhaps, you recall the ACSWP report on violations of religious freedom that singled out ISRAEL among all the nations of the world for sole criticism …
They’re bound to be an unbiased source.]
And what resources should these reporters use?
Well, they should consult with “mission networks”: The ONLY relevant “mission network” is the IPMN – famous, among other things, for its lapses into direct antisemitic tropes – tales of Khazars for example, and manifestly and inexcusably false accusations directed at unnamed American Jewish groups of arson of Presbyterian churches and sending a bomb to Presbyterian headquarters in Louisville.
They should consult with “national caucuses”: Here again, the only relevant one would be the National Middle Eastern Presbyterian Caucus. Again, not noted for its openness to any Israeli narrative. Also not noted for any great concern for the well-being of Israeli Jews.
It goes on.
UPDATE: Naturally the committee passed this. However, we have to wait to see its final form. It may not be as bad as the proposal itself. BUT whatever the case, for this committee, at least, the future existence of Israel is now in question. Think about that.