PRESS RELEASE: Educating Christians About Their Biblical Responsibility to Stand with Their Jewish Brethren and Israel

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Educating Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel

(Columbus, Ohio) --November 7, 2017-- The Ohio General Assembly has taken its first step in approving House Concurrent Resolution 10 (HCR 10), a resolution “To condemn the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement and increasing incidents of anti-Semitism.”  HCR 10 will begin to counter the increasing acts of anti-Semitism, including anti-Israel activity, and the shutting down of free speech, on our university campuses in Ohio.  Today the Ohio House of Representatives Government Accountability and Oversight Committee voted to approve HCR 10.  It will now go to the full House of Representatives for approval, and then will be sent to the Ohio Senate for its concurrence.

Michael Goldstein, State of Ohio Director of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, writes,

At Proclaiming Justice to the Nations we congratulate Committee Chair Blessing, Vice-Chair Reineke, Ranking Member Clyde, and the members of the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee on taking this strong action in approving HCR 10.  We particularly want to thank the co-sponsors of the Resolution, Representatives Andy Thompson (Marietta) and Dave Greenspan (Westlake) for their insight, dedication, and hard work in initiating HCR 10 and moving it forward.  Anti-Semitism on our campuses is not just a Jewish problem; it is a Christian problem, as well.  First and foremost, it is an American problem, first because beginning with President George Washington, America has always welcomed Jews as full citizens with full civil rights.  More importantly, shutting down the free speech rights of any Americans by intimidation and threats of violence, as the BDS movement has done on a nationwide basis to Jewish groups and individuals on campus, is abhorrent to Americans, and is not protected by the freedom of speech provision of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  As noted national liberal voice attorney Alan Dershowitz has said, “The Constitution does not protect speech that incites violence.”  We are pleased that HCR 10 contains a very strong provision on freedom of speech on campus for all.

In meetings today in New York, PJTN Founder and President. Laurie Cardoza-Moore added:  “I am very encouraged by the strong movement in Ohio in approving HCR 10 and the impact PJTN has been able to make on this success of this endeavor.  I join Mike Goldstein in extending appreciation to Representatives Andy Thompson and Dave Greenspan in moving this important agenda forward so successfully.

Together with our like-minded colleagues at the Ohio Christian Alliance, Christians United for Israel, and Agudath Israel of America, we at Proclaiming Justice to the Nations look forward to quick passage of HCR 10 by the full Ohio House and by the Senate.”

For further information, contact Michael Goldstein, State of Ohio Director, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, at MikeG@PJTN.org.

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