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CUFI Miffed by Rand's Comments

Christian Leaders Criticize Rand Paul’s Comments
Deny that American Christians support wars for Israel’s benefit

by Adam Kredo | September 13, 2013 4:58 pm

Prominent Christian leaders criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) on Friday for comments he made about the role the Christian community plays in America’s foreign policy debates.

“I think some within the Christian community are such great defenders of the promised land and the chosen people that they think war is always the answer, maybe even preemptive war,” Paul said in an interview with BuzzFeed. “And I think it’s hard to square the idea of a preemptive war and, to me, that over eagerness [to go to] war, with Christianity.”

Paul’s comments appeared to be aimed at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a prominent pro-Israel Evangelical group that has advocated in favor of strong U.S.-Israel ties.

The senator’s office was forced to clarify his comments after officials at CUFI and other pro-Israel insiders repudiated the remarks, calling them “slander.”



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egapele's picture

I had never heard of this CUFI group

or this Gary Baur in rhino's video post below.

Rand is succeeding in doing the same thing his father did - helping us become aware of exactly who and what we are up against.

I think that no matter what

I think that no matter what religion it may be, religion should have no place in politics or policy. Only if it is about missions or programs run by the religious organizations by themselves going to other countries on their own and they need help going places should there be any dialog between them.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

I second that!

Just as the Founders intended.

(Bring on the downvotes... LOL!)

What would the Founders do?

Brog said

“Israel did not want the war with Iraq, and it certainly did not ask for it. And Israel remains the only nation in the world which is fighting America’s enemies on America’s behalf so that our sons and daughters don’t have to.”

Holy crap! When did this happened? What war are they fighting for us?

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

CUFI, don't be "those" Christians,

then it won't smart so much when "some" Christians are called out for be so pro-war.

Defend Liberty!

robot999's picture


Please answer this question CUFU.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa


Truth hurts

Supporting the Nation of

Israel does not mean agreeing with all the decisions of their policymakers.

I "support" the United States. I don't support much of what comes out of Washington.

I also "support" my teenage kids. I sure as heck wouldn't put them in charge of all the decisions.

Does that make me anti-teenager?

No, not all Israelies

agree with their current policy makers, either. I like the teenager illustration: though the nitpicky could find flaws, it actually works because of the foreign aid issue. Of Course, other allies behave much like 'children' as well, such as NATO (which is for the most part unwilling to pay for its own defense) and Saudi Arabia.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I really hope Rand doesn't

I really hope Rand doesn't back away from his comments. They were 100% on point and stated quite politely. I don't get these stupid Christians that walk around fawning all over the military and satanically cheerleading every chance they get to bomb something. The truth is that the majority of self professed "Christians" in this country are really full of the hateful bloodlust of Lucifer himself.

Would it surprise you

that they are lying about their support of wars for Israel, when they Blaspheme the teachings of Christ on a daily basis? These people have sold out to Lucifer for greed and power. The use the Zionist created hoax to lure their flock into supporting the Synagogue of Satan, as told in Rev 2:9 and 3:9. These deceivers use the trickery taught by the apastacy called the Scofield Reference bible to influence their flock, that they must protect Israel if they want to be included in the 'rapture' hoax.

Rand was right. The so-called Christian Groups are Lying

I prefer the title: "Warmonger's strike back." America has no rational reason to support Isreal. They spy on us. They lie to our intellegece agencies so that we will do things they want. They embarrass us and drag us into mess after mess. We give and give and give and get NOTHING in return. The only reason that so many people support Isreal the way they do is for religous reasons. To say otherwise is a lie.

Christian Zionists are

Christian Zionists are chiefly to blame for the horrendous kiss Israel's ass foreign policy. And they are such disgusting representatives for Christ.

freebeacon = the neocon Pravda

It is a mistake to try to engage propagandists in honest debate. Better to ignore them.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

yup, if they were overly 'sensitive' about the truth,

what do you think their response was when this fact came out:

Syria's "Chemical Weapons" vs 'Ours' and the Reality of Genotype-specific BioWeapons proposed by PNAC, Israel & South Africa

always found it hilarious that all these murderous neoCon chickenschits were always feigning indignance at what WORDS so and so said to them, or about them. Hm... moral outrage... writing psyop OpEds & govt/corporatist thinktank policy papers pushing for ACTUAL Wars that result in real lives being kidnapped, raped, tortured, murdered and evaporated to smithereens, or... their insecure selves being 'hurt' by people uttering truth in their faces??

ah... choices, choices!

LOL...er.. ech.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul