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Monday, September 26, 2016

Remember that big prayer rally in Texas Rick Perry held with controversial Evangelical leaders right before he announced his candidacy? Apparently, as Max Blumenthal writes, one of those leaders, Kansas City-based pastor Mike Bickle, thinks Jews will face a Second Holocaust before the Rapture (which is close, by the way):

This week, expert researcher Bruce Wilson compiled footage of Bickle’s remarks on Jews, Israel, and the End Times. The video revealed Perry’s close political ally predicting that in Israel, “before Jesus returns, not every Jew, but many [will be in] prison camps.” “A significant portion of Jewish people will be in work camps, prison camps, or death camps,” Bickle said on another occasion. While two thirds of Israel’s population will be wiped out, according to Bickle, “one third of Israel is gonna get radically saved and become lovesick worshippers of Jesus.” Addressing Jews directly, Bickle said, “You’re under the discipline of God because of your perversion and sin.”

  • Joseph1ng

    Before he talks! Does he know no one is naming their sons Adolf anymore. This is just bigotry at its worst.

  • bellagram08

    I always wonder when men like Mr. Bickle quote the old testament to use against people, why they call themselves Christians. I know the OT is important in the development of the Christian faith, but it seems to me that if they quote the OT then they should also quote the NT verses that correlate to be sure that the OT verses say what they think they do.

  • bellagram08

    I always wonder when men like Mr. Bickle quote the old testament to use against people, why they call themselves Christians. I know the OT is important in the development of the Christian faith, but it seems to me that if they quote the OT then they should also quote the NT verses that correlate to be sure that the OT verses say what they think they do.

  • rumpunch

    What kind of people continued to sit in this guy’s audiences and listen to this crap? Personally, I’m sick to tears of religious superstitionists using a body of work composed by humans to pretent a direct link to God (yes, a male authoritarian hateful diety). Do the people who preach the rapture the most ever think that it might come to pass and their hate filled arses will be what’s left behind?

  • JEFF5001

    THERE IS A THEME PARK IN HELL JUST FOR BICKLE. I HOPE HE RE-THINKS HIS STUPID COMMENTS. IF HE FEELS SO STRONGLY ABOUT PUTTING ME IN A CAMP, HERE I AM. COME GET ME. BRING HELP. IT ALWAYS TOOK MANY OF YOU TO TAKE ON ONE OF US.

  • JEFF5001

    THERE IS A THEME PARK IN HELL JUST FOR BICKLE. I HOPE HE RE-THINKS HIS STUPID COMMENTS. IF HE FEELS SO STRONGLY ABOUT PUTTING ME IN A CAMP, HERE I AM. COME GET ME. BRING HELP. IT ALWAYS TOOK MANY OF YOU TO TAKE ON ONE OF US.

  • cordwood8

    Guess What? I’m not going to waste my time listening to any of that garbage. I don’t put much creedence into any religious tracts of any kind. They are written by fallable man to exercise power over peoples’ minds. Just another way to gain power and control.

  • athy K

    Does this guy know how stupid he sounds? My Bible says “Love thy neighbor as thyself”. And does not have footnotes that read ” *except if they are Jewish, Moslems, Hindu, Agnotics, Black, purple…”
    Would somebody point out to this self rightous idiot that Jesus was Jewish! LOL

  • RayCohn

    Gang: As those who know me or have followed me on Facebook know, I am Jew born in Israel. I find this very disturbing. Republicans held Barack Obama for responsible for what his pastor said. I call on Gov. Rick Perry to renounce what Rev. Mike Bickle said or be held accountable for it. It’s very disturbing he has such a supporter. Actually what he needs to do is ask Bickle to renounce what he said or disassociate himself from him. This is a reasonable request. I am also disturbed that Perry did not denounce the pastor who introduced him at a conservative values conference and who attacked Mitt Romney for his Mormon religion. I am not a Romney fan and would not vote for him, but to attack him on religious grounds is hate mongering. It’s as bad as those who in 1960 said if John F. Kennedy became president, the Pope would take over the US. Ray A. Cohn

  • RayCohn

    I just noticed the response from Catherine Frazier, Rick Perry’s deputy press secretary. Is this her complete statement? She explained the purpose of the event and why Perry put it together. But what I want to know did she denounce what Rev. Michael Bickle said? He is a major Perry supporter and it is fair question. Can you guys tell us if she was asked the question? I find it very disturbing that he did not denounce what Bickle said. This raises the question in my mind, does he believe what Bickle said? A very disturbing thought. Ray A. Cohn

  • barryptak

    They are both confused ignorant MORONS!!!

  • yorkiegolfer

    What Bickle is saying doesn’t make any sense. But I am more concerned that there are actually real people who sit and listen to his drivel. This does prove however that not everyone in America is smart.

  • Brogers1941

    You really are one well imformed fellow. NOT LOL

  • cgosling

    Nothing new here. I have read worse in the bible. Perry’s pastor is right in step with the long accepted atrocities of the Old Testament.

  • merman

    To Luciferians like Perry & Bickle, starting a religious war, bringing back the Inquisition, whatever it takes to persue their personal agendas, including using hate, fear, greed to divide and conquer. They love to persecute and dehumanize anyone they disagree with, pass laws restricting their rights, then eventually round them up imprison them and slaughter them. They want this to happen. They are possessed with evil and their brains are full of twisted perverted thoughts of hate. This is the personification of pure evil. God loves us all, God didn’t create religions, man did. Any crime against any of God’s children because of skin color, religion, weight, physical appearance, personal beliefs, sexual orientation, social status is considered a crime against God. God will correct these criminals, some will go to hell and be corrected there, including Perry & Bickel if they continue on their present path creating and promoting suffering, sickness and starvation against anyone they perceive as different from them that they love to demonize, including today the Jews, tommorrow some other group.

  • quinncm

    What do you people expect from a guy like Perry whose family camp is called “Niggerhead” and now according to Bickle….Jews are in for a second Holocaust.
    The real reason and let’s be perfectly honest here the reason why the President can’t
    get anything done is because he’s African-American.

  • Brian

    Jesus worshipped in the synagogue his entire life. So did his apostles who remained Jews until their deaths. More crimes against Jews have been committed in the name of Satan hiding under the guise of God’s name than they ever did to anyone else. I think Bickle and company are plain jealous that the Jews are and always will be God’s favorites.
    P.S. I am an Irish Catholic.

  • JackieF

    When the books of the Bible were being compiled circa 300 AD, some were in disagreement about the Book of Revelation and felt it might be harmful to include it. I believe so. What is happening now has happened in previous centuries, fervent Christians trying to make the end of the world come. By the time the Bible was compiled, many of those prophecies had already occurred. 666 is a reference to Nero and what he was doing at the time. Hitler was and is the Anti-Christ, and that has happened. The world is still afflicted with his legacy. But if you want to see the action, you’ll have to look at old film footage. Much of it is better than any horror movie. What’s coming might be geological in nature. I personally hope it doesn’t happen, thinking of the forest creatures. How could anyone want the end of the world to come? We should be trying to make it nice for one another, not worse. Be kind.

  • Marv

    Hey guys, what nation or nations on earth are going to try to kill Jews?
    My money is on Israel to win that war. PERRY and BICKLE will be cowering
    in some sub-sub-sub basement hiding behind a group of Christian kids to avoid
    any harm. Only COWARDS make statements like that in order to rile up the masses
    who believe that crap.

  • A.JRontjen.M

    Militant Islamic regimes, whether democratically elected or tyranically imposed on the people will take over the countries bordering what is known as Israel today and Palestine for 2000 years. Thanks to the NATO and other Western support to the rebels of the Arab Spring this has been made possible. The Jews living in Israel will do well to vacate this land now or face the wrath of the Islamists as Gadaffi did a few days ago.America should welcome them as they are an industrious race.

  • RayCohn

    For nuclear Israel to act as Neville Chamberlain is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I am a Jew born in Tel Aviv in October of 1945 — a little less than three years before the country of modern Israel was created.

    You also contradict yourself. On one had you say, “Militant Islamic regimes,whether democratically elected or tyranically imposed on the people will take over countries bordering what is known as Israel today and Palestine for 2000 years.” But then you go to say “Thanks to the NATO and other Western support to rebels of the Arab Spring this has been made possible,” So you are saying on one hand that it doesn’t make a difference whether militants or democratically elected people run the government, they’ll invade Israel and so called Palestine. Then on the other had you say our support of the rebel made this possible. Which is it A. J.?

    Also you are making a lot of assumptions. The largest country bordering Israel is Egypt. It has been at peace with Israel since Jimmy Carter negotiated it in the mid 1970s. The rebels won in Egypt and the government opted to keep the peace.

    There is no indication that the people of Egypt are going to elect a government that wants to go back to war.

    Your history is also questionable. The land you say has been called Palestine has changed hand many times. There never was a nation called Palestine. Palestinians want to selectively turn the clock back to 1945. But if you go historically the Jews were the first one to occupy that land.

    There is no reason why Israel and the Palestinians can’t live side by side.

    There is an element of truth about what democracy in these Arab countries might bring.

    Ironically it was what I call the Dick Cheney government in exile during the Bill Clinton presidency that advocated invading Iraq and predicting it would lead to “spreading democracy throughout the Middle East.” They operated under the name The Project for the New American Century.

    But they said in a key document this would be politically almost impossible “absen some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a New Pearl Harbor.” Those signing the document and/or promoting it were neocons who were and are close to Israel’s current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of them, such as Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowicz and David Wurmser, were close unofficial advisers to Netanyahu when he was prime minister the first time.

    Wolfowicz and Perle played key roles in the George W. the Schlemiel Bush lying us into the Iraq war.

    Others who signed the paper also include key political figures who played a major role in getting us into that war, including Richard Armitage, John R. Bolton, who became Bush’s UN ambassador; I Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who became Cheney’s chief of staff; Donald Rumsfeld, who as defense secretary oversaw the inasion of Iraq; Cheney himself, Michael Ledeen, another neocon with close Israeli ties; Elliott Arabs, more famous for the Iran-Contra scandal of the Ronald Reagan-George H. W. Bush administration, but who was rehabilitated and given a key advisory position by George II and media figures like Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, who was a co-founder of the organization and William Safire, a Jew with close ties to Israel and its intelligence agency the Mossad.

    There is a real question of conflict of interest. Not like thrice divorced, four time married GOP media Godfather Rush Limbaugh — a family values drug junkie, said because they are Jewish and are victims of anti Semitism. To me the conflict is whether what is good for Israel is always good for the US? The two countries have a lot of mutual interests. But an adviser can’t always have the interest of two countries in his mind. Such a conflict of interest should not be allowed or tolerated. And I say that as a naturalized US citizen since 1964. I love Israel and still have close relatives there.

    Yes, Israel is a very advanced and its people are industrious. The country has more doctors per square mile than any country in the world. It has had that distinction since it was created.

    Anyway your opinions here are those of a an appeaser with a defeatist attitude. And they get away from the key issue.

    The issue here is that a pastor has raised the likelihood of a second holoccaust. He has also indicated that he is at least sympathetice to it. The man, the Rev. Michael Bickle, is a major Rick Perry presidential supporter. Perry needs to denounce this anti Semitism, ask Bickle to take back his remarks and, if he refuses rake the position that is completely disassociating himself from him.

    Organizations who monitor and are strong backers of religious tolerance need to make sure Rick Perry does the right thing.

    Ray A. Cohn

  • StephenBarlow

    Perry will deflect, but NEVER denounce his KKK base. There are token Toms in the Republican party, but just like the Soviets in the USSR… only party mainliners and members. The workers are fleeced, and forced to vote the party line or be excluded via ID requirements (a poll tax cause they cost millions to reorganize ID systems in Republican states {and who votes down the funding, just like All Children Left Behind was unfunded})

    I am coming to believe that a voter’s militia might become a reality, 50 good AMericans with 500 bullets can make a day before the election stand for all voters via a Second Amendment Solution. The biggest targets should be the loudest RED voices and NOVoters on the ballots. All the way down to the school boards.

    Nixon and Reaganomics have turn this country almost completely RED, and I mean COMMUNIST> Just like in the book, 1984, the truth becomes a lie and the lies are the new truths. The only defense is an offensive beyond the ballot box.