US: A Methodist Boycott of the Holocaust Museum?

Recently a longtime United Methodist official, lamenting that Israel’s Independence Day obscured the Palestinian “Nakba” or catastrophe, urged boycotting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. until the Palestinians have their own Holocaust museum.

Here’s the quote from Janet Lahr Lewis, “Advocacy Coordinator for the Middle East” at United Methodism’s General Board of Global Ministries in New York, and “Peace with Justice Associate” at the church’s General Board of Church and Society in Washington, D.C., in an article originally appearing in but now seemingly removed from the online weekly newsletter of the latter agency:

Don’t participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day without participating in Al Nakba Remembrance Day.

Don’t visit a Holocaust museum until there is one built to remember the other holocausts in the world: the on-going Palestinian holocaust, the Rwandan, the Native American, the Cambodian, the Armenian… You could be waiting a long time!

How nice. Lewis also accuses Israel of having “gone so far as to destroy archaeological artifacts in an effort to wipe out evidence of non-Jewish cultures, except Roman, throughout history in the region…

h/t Marvin

  • Alain

    Janet, such a fine example of pure evil incarnate.

  • Rosenmops

    Main line Christias have become so open minded their brains have fallen out.

    • Frau Katze

      No kidding!

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    In Winnipeg, they took all the rights and put them in a big museum.
    And they charge all the people a hundred and ten bucks to see ’em.

    • andycanuck

      They paved paradise and put up a public service spot.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        You guys have to share the prize.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This is why mainline Protestantism is in significant decline. You don’t need a clerical intermediary to become a doctrinaire leftist.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Methodists, Protestantism’s answer to the Jesuits!

    • Waffle

      So there’s method to the madness?

  • occupant 9

    Yeah, don’t commemorate the Holocaust of Jews by Nazis because of the Nakba, which signifies the allies of the Nazis failure to achieve a “Palestinian”-led genocide of Jews, to “finish the work of Hitler” and to “drive the Jews into the sea.”

    I wish someone could explain how there are *more* “Palestinians” 67 years after Israel began their evil “on-going Palestinian holocaust.”

    • Mickey Oberman

      Child Brides?
      72 pregnant virgins for each martyr?
      It’s more fun than working?

  • Mickey Oberman

    You can be sure there are a lot of gullible people willing to swallow the Methodists “Progressive Creamy Theology Soup” – with or without more crackers.
    Especially those who have already gorged on “Creamy Nakba Day” very fishy bouillabaisse.

  • MannieP

    I thought Methodists were Christians. I guess no so much, any more.

  • Hard Little Machine

    You’re getting a peak at what the Democratic National Convention to crown Hillary next year will look like.

  • Are they anti-Israeli because they are pro-palestinian or are the pro-palestinian because they are anti-Israeli. Take a guess. In the latter case, their real motive is anti-Semitism; in the former, their love of all humanity excepts love of Jews. Either way, they are suspect (evil).