BOSTON, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A long-time news columnist has joined forces with other like-minded conservative Jews to defend Christians against anti-Christian bias in media and politics.
The group, Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD), is led by president Don Feder, an author and 19-year veteran columnist with the Boston Herald. “What I consider an epidemic of anti-Christian bigotry and persecution is something that has concerned me for a long time,” Feder said, according to a WorldNetDaily report. “By maintaining their loyalty to the eternal values revealed at Sinai, Christians have become pariahs in the eyes of the establishment, but heroes in our eyes.”
“Members span the spectrum from Orthodox to secular, but are united in their determination to support our beleaguered brothers and sisters in the Christian community,” information from the group read. Other members of the advisory board include rabbis, activists, academics, commentators, authors, Zionist leaders and an entertainer.
“Christian morality comes from the Jewish Bible, hence the expression ‘Judeo-Christian ethic,‘“explained Feder. JAACD, therefore, “is also standing up for the morality of the Torah. Jews and Christians serve God differently. But our morality is the same.”
“Particularly pernicious is the leftist idea that it’s legitimate to base your politics on anything except religion,” Feder said. “You can say that my politics are based on the views of Karl Marx or Ayn Rand or Jane Fonda … and that’s OK, but as soon as you say your worldview is based on the Bible, that’s considered an illegitimate basis for embracing certain political views.”
He said he decided about a year ago that it was time to do something about anti-Christian prejudice in America. He reasoned that, as Jews, “no one can accuse us of self-interest, because we’re not Christians; we’re Jews.”
“The fate of America hinges on whether or not Christians – I mean authentic Christians – succeed in the political arena.” Feder emphasized.
With files from WorldNetDaily.