Is Ann Coulter Really Anti-Semitic?
October 18, 2007 9 Comments
Ann Coulter (who’s a Gentile) is catching some major heat for some comments she made regarding Jews.
She’s being called all sorts of uncharitable names, and her comments have drawn the “anti-semitic” and “hateful” labels,
“Coulter draws fire over remarks about Jews”
What is it that she said to deserve this? According to the above article,
Conservative author Ann Coulter finds herself in the middle of a firestorm once again after remarks on a CNBC television show in which she said Jews need “to be perfected” and suggested the nation would be better off if it were all-Christian.
Dennis Prager, who is Jewish, wrote a column which offers up an opinion on all this from a rational Jewish perspective
Ann Coulter Wants Jews to Become Christian — So What?
What was interesting to me was something I read in the Jewish New Testament Commentary by Dr. David H. Stern:
To suppose that one can trust in God without trusting in Yeshua and His atoning death is to trust only in the god of one’s imagination and not in the God of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov (p.367).
Yeshua, of course, is known to the most of us as Jesus of Nazareth who claimed to be the Son of God.
Now, Dr. Stern is Jewish and his words are far “stronger” than what Coulter said, so does that make Stern anti-Semitic? If one is to label Stern’s words as hateful towards Jews and even Muslims, then one has to apply the same label to another Jew, Jesus, who said,
if you knew Me, you would know My Father also. — John 8:19
Here’s another quote from yet another Jew, the Apostle John,
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. — 1 John 2:23
Is John anti-Semitic? I suppose that would be a question to pose to alarmists like Leonard Pitts and Tim Rutten. It might be good to point these guys to books like,“Christianity is Jewish” by Edith Schaeffer
Not to mention the Bible, perhaps the most “anti-Semitic” book known to man.