by Pastor Don Elmore
May 29, 2022
In the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer of May 22, 2022, there was a one-half page article entitled, “Jewish group criticizes [Some one’s] vote [in the House of Representatives].” The vote was 420 to 1. The vote was a week-and-a-half ago on Wednesday May 18th. There were eight other members of the House that abstained from voting on this bill.
What bill was this? Who voted against it? Well, it was a member of the House of Representatives that was from Kentucky. And the group that criticized the vote of this person from Kentucky said that “…he votes against things so often he got the nickname, ‘Mr. No.’”
This person who was the only member of the House of Representatives who voted “No” on this bill was the representative of my district, District 4, of the state of Kentucky. He was my representative. What did he vote against?
The group that criticized him answered this question by saying, “In a moment when not a whole lot gets overwhelming support – bipartisan support – this should not have been hard. This should not have been a hard one for him, to support and recognize that antisemitism is on the rise.” The group that said this and the one that criticized my representative that voted this way was the American Jewish Committee.
The bill that 420 members of the House of Representatives voted for, includes several nonbinding calls to action, including:
- "Calling on “elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to condemn all forms of antisemitism;”
I am glad that my Representative voted against this statement as I will NOT condemn all forms of anti-Jewishism (wrongly called antisemitism).
- "Urging elected officials to condemn “all denials and distortions of the Holocaust” and to promote education about the Holocaust and antisemitism;"
I am glad that my Representative voted against this statement as I will NOT condemn the “denials and distortions of the Holocaust.”
- "Calling for intensifying United States cooperation with other governments to fight global antisemitism;"
I am glad that my Representative voted against this statement as I will NOT call for anyone to fight global antisemitism (anti-Christian Jews.)
- "Urging social media sites to do more to measure and deal with antisemitism online “while protecting free speech concern;”
I am glad that my Representative voted against this statement as I will NOT urge social media sites to do more to measure and deal with antisemitism online, but, if asked, I will urge them that they should allow the truth to be told about the murderers of Jesus the Christ.
- "Offering the House’s support for boosting Jewish institutions’ physical security, which could involve providing more funding to help with that."
I am glad that my Representative voted against this statement of giving financial support to the enemy of Jesus the Christ and the Christians.
The person who voted against this bill was Representative Thomas Massie. His comment was, “I don’t hate anyone based on his or her ethnicity or religion. Legitimate government exists, in part, to punish those who commit unprovoked violence against others, but government can’t legislate thought. This bill promoted internet censorship and violations of the 1st amendment.”
I disagree with my Representative’s statement. He is a Methodist and I disagree with his choice of religion. Maybe he should listen to my series on Great Britain’s Chaos and he will learn the both Jesus Christ and he have the same enemies.
Melanie Maron Bell of the American Jewish Committee (one of Jesus Christ's and his enemies) pointed to other past action by Massie that she indicated were similarly troubling, including:
- Voting against a 2020 bill to fund efforts to help educate students about the Holocaust;
- Voting against an extra $1 billion for Israel’s [Jewish state] Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system in 2021;
- Opposing aid for Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s recent invasion;
- Posting a tweet that compared so-called “vaccine passports” – a buzzword that basically references some form of verification that a person has gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 – to the identification numbers Nazis tattooed on people who were abused and murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust.
That’s how the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer ended.
There are 33 Jews in the House of Representatives and the Senate as well as two in the Supreme Court. How did they get there? They got there because our Founding Fathers wrote it in the Constitution that anyone of any religion could hold office:
ARTICLE SIX, Part c:
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be Required as a Qualification To any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.