Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Thanks, Mel
Whether or not Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite might still be an open question for some. In either case, his willingness to encourage a wave of anti-Semitic demagoguery just to promote his movie is despicable. He remains despicable whether his true agenda for pushing the movie is to make money, to promote his schismatic variety of Catholicism, or because he is a true believing anti-Semite. And, in all cases, the responsibility for this, lays squarely at his doorstep.
DENVER - A billboard unveiled on Ash Wednesday, the same day that a controversial movie depicting the last hours of Jesus Christ premiered, is sparking criticism from people of all faiths.

The large-size outdoor marquee, which sits on the property of the Lovingway United Pentecostal Church at Colorado and Mississippi, says, "Jews Killed The Lord Jesus" and the word "Settled!"

The Anti-Defamation League asked for the marquee to be changed because it is anti-Semitic, but the church only amended the billboard slightly by removing the word "settled" and attributing the line to biblical Scriptures.

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