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“Christian News” Promotes Anti-Semitic Writers

Chris­t­ian News, a New Haven, Missouri-based news­pa­per, fea­tured two vir­u­lently anti-Semitic columns in its May 21, 2012 issue. Both arti­cles pro­mote the idea that Jews are vehe­mently anti-Christian.

The paper is pub­lished by Holo­caust denier Her­man Otten. Otten is the pas­tor of the Trin­ity Lutheran Church in New Haven, a mem­ber of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). LCMS is a large con­ser­v­a­tive Chris­t­ian denom­i­na­tion with over two mil­lion mem­bers and more than 6,200 con­gre­ga­tions. Chris­t­ian News is not offi­cially affil­i­ated with LCMS.

The May 21 issue of Chris­t­ian News fea­tures a col­umn by Rev­erend Ted Pike, a noto­ri­ous anti-Semite who is the national direc­tor of the Oregon-based National Prayer Net­work. Pike has for years engaged in an anti-Semitic cam­paign that den­i­grates the Jew­ish reli­gion, as well as what he per­ceives as Jewish-controlled orga­ni­za­tions and lead­ers. In his col­umn, Pike blames Jews for a range of per­ceived evils, from bring­ing Social­ism to the United States to “nor­mal­iz­ing” and pro­mot­ing homo­sex­u­al­ity to cre­at­ing a “malev­o­lent” sys­tem of morals that allegedly under­mines Christianity.

Pike attacks Jews for their lib­er­al­ism and claims that lib­er­al­ism has “striven to sub­sti­tute sec­u­lar, immoral, glob­al­ist val­ues that will even­tu­ally make Amer­ica amenable to par­tic­i­pa­tion in a Zionist-controlled new world order.” Pike sin­gles out the the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for attack and alleges that the ADL has cre­ated pro­grams and influ­enced leg­is­la­tion that makes it ille­gal for Chris­tians to crit­i­cize homo­sex­u­al­ity. Pike goes on to describe ADL and sec­u­lar Jews as “wreck­ers of our civ­i­liza­tion” and urges Chris­tians to stop giv­ing “aid and com­fort” to them.

The same issue of Chris­t­ian News gives a plat­form to Khalid Amayreh, a Pales­tin­ian jour­nal­ist who has ties to Hamas and has pub­lished arti­cles for sev­eral Hamas-linked pub­li­ca­tions over the years. His com­men­tary reg­u­larly fea­tures anti-Semitic rhetoric, includ­ing describ­ing the media in the U.S. and Europe as “Jewish-controlled,” claim­ing that Israel “know­ingly and delib­er­ately shoots and mur­ders school chil­dren” and com­par­ing Israel to Nazi Germany.

In a col­umn for Chris­t­ian News titled “The Hitler of Beth­le­hem,” Amayreh accuses Israel of “per­se­cut­ing and tor­ment­ing” Christians…since time immemo­r­ial.” He goes on to allege that the Tal­mud teaches Jews to hate Jesus and Chris­tian­ity and that “Jew­ish and Judaic hos­til­ity to Chris­tian­ity is inher­ent and intrin­sic and tran­scends all Chris­t­ian pogroms, includ­ing the holo­caust.” Amayreh claims that Jews have still not for­given Jesus and that a rabbi he met allegedly referred to Jesus as the “Hitler of Beth­le­hem.” Amayreh also pro­motes the idea that there is a con­spir­acy by the media to keep alleged Jew­ish hatred of Chris­tian­ity a secret.

  • bob

    Pas­tor Her­man Otten is very respected amoung manny of us Lutherans .

    And yes he like LUTHER DOES pro­mote Jesus other wise known by Us Luther­ans as God the Son .. and dont you dare say a word about our favorite beloved pas­tor doc­tor Mar­tin Luther WITH OUT FIRST STATING WHAT HE WAS REACTING TO IN THE TALMUID AND THOSE WHO WERE PROMOTING those vile demented teach­ings about our sav­ior and also inno­cent baby jew­ish lit­tle girls whom the tal­muid teach­ers think it was ok to rape..

  • bob

    the jew­ish based ADL ORGANIZATION PROMOTES AND DEFENDS HATERED for Con­fes­sional LUTHERANS . They say they are out
    to stop anti-sematism and under that dis­guise they pro­mote hatered for the very lutheran peo­ple that want them saved ; through faith in Jesus alone..
    Yet luther­ans are wise to ADL own anti-sematism that defends the mur­der of unborn Jew­ish chil­dren in their moth­ers womb– A anti-sematism that IS CLEARLY SHOWN IN THE tal­muid that says jew­ish chil­dren under 3 years old have no worth and can be sex­u­aly molested by jew­ish rab­bis and oth­ers with out con­se­quence .The ADL ORGANIZATION could care less about jew­ish souls and where these souls end up with out Jesus THEIR MAIN CONCERN IS TO SPREAD HATERED FOR CHRISTIANS EVEN USING STUPID CHRISTIANS TO DO SO.. this is what i think and i think many lc ms and wels and els and church of the lutheran con­fes­sion mem­bers think so also. along with may other chris­tians through out the world.

  • bob

    the holo­caust ———–God will not be mocked THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
    WELL NOW YOU REALLY KNOW WHY SO MANY JEWS AND LUTHERANS DIED DURING THE HOLOCAUST . we would have got­ten what our sins deserved if it was not for Jesus who stood in the way of a angry Father and us… HOW UNFAIR OF HIM TO HAVE ENTERED BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST and taken our future sins on him­self.. Jesus destroyed the last­ing effects of the holo­caust we all deserved.. so why make your selves a slave to it?

  • bob

    what a great blog it gives those of us who have learned so much about chris­tian­ity through Pas­tor Her­man Otten and his chris­t­ian news to share Jesus with jews and oth­ers just as pas­tor Otten was and is always will­ing to do.. not because he HATES JEWISH PEOPLE but because he wants to spend heaven with as many jews and other peo­ple as he is able..
    pas­tor Otten has sent his chris­t­ian news with out charge to many lutheran con­gre­ga­tions because he was con­cerned about real truth other wise known as Jesus— all peo­ples only sav­ior from their sins..

  • bob

    the web­site is what about jesus .com

  • bob

    so you know what is said?
    keep your ene­mies closer than your friends ! and one cant get closer to luther­ans than shar­ing our faith,..
    or at least learn­ing about it .

  • bob

    the secret to get­ting even with us luther­ans is to become one .now that would really con­fuse the muslems over in the mid­dle east for a added ah ha moment
    to boot..

    see ya all in church..
    then go to church locator..