Christian media has long been calling Christians to defend the modern nation-state of Israel, even claiming that opposing zionism is a sin. Christian Post is by far the biggest offender of the larger publications, as they cater to a more conservative audience than Christianity Today. Yet every other week they publish an article that’s tantamount to an Anti-Defamation League talking point. The ADL is a notoriously anti-Christian organization, but Christian publishers play ball nonetheless.
Earlier this week, Newsmax broke a story about a bill in the Israeli parliament that would make sharing the gospel a jailable offense. This bill was offered by members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. While this bill is unlikely to succeed, it says a lot about the environment that it would even be submitted.
On Monday’s “Wake Up America,” lawmakers introduced a new bill in Israel that would punish believers for sharing the gospel of Jesus with prison time. Jerusalem Correspondent Daniel Cohen gave the details.— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) March 20, 2023
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This bill is a good reminder that Israel already has a number of restrictions on religion that would run afoul of the First Amendment in the United States, in an effort to protect a Jewish identity.
Israel is a highlighted country for Voice of the Martyrs, yet Israel is rarely mention in Christian media as hostile to Christianity, and instead Christians are lectured as to why they must support a country that doesn’t share their values or national interests.
We eagerly await this bill getting more attention from Christian media sources, but we won’t hold our breath.
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