THE ANTISEMITISM IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND THEME…THE JEWISH CHRONICLE HAS THIS REPORT FROM NORTH WALES BY JONATHAN KALMAN
A Zionist Christian group says it will take legal action to fight eviction from its premises because it supports Israel.
Father’s House, a small church group of 40 people based in the Welsh village of Gwernymynydd, near Mold, says this is the first case of a Christian church being evicted from a public village building because of its beliefs.
In May, the group received an eviction letter from the village centre from which it has run church services for 11 years. The centre gave the group six months to leave and said: “There has also been great concern expressed about the content of your website, and the very controversial views it contains. The Village Centre Committee does not wish to be associated with your views.”
The website contains news and editorial about anti-Israel activity.
Father’s House pastor Mike Fryer,
a former National Crime Squad detective who studied at Yad Vashem in Israel, said the eviction was discriminatory under the Equality Act as it is connected to the group’s beliefs. No-one from the Village Centre Management Committee was available for comment, but they have previously said the decision was taken because they wanted to use the church’s weekly booking for children’s parties and other events.
the very reactionary nature of a number of harry´s Place organizers is shown in this comment by one Edmund Standing
Hmm. The Father’s House look like full-on nutters to me. Their beliefs include ‘the physical rebuilding of the Temple is to take place’. They also offer a book for download which ‘investigates the infiltration of witchcraft and paganism in the church in our time’.
Then there’s this:
At the beginning of the 21st century we are daily seeing Biblical prophecies concerning Israel being fulfilled. It is clear that the growing turmoil in the Middle East is a sign that we are living in the ‘end times’ which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24.
In these days many Christians as well as non-believers take a wrong and dangerous view of Israel, namely that the land of Israel does not belong solely to the Jews but must be carved up to allow a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
I’d avoid these lunatics like the plague.
Standing is a regular writer on Harry’s Place.
It took a commenter in the following to pull Standing up:
Well if you listened to the BBC and read the Guardian for your Middle East news, you would indeed think the views of the Church were “very controversial”. The rest of us ought to think this is outrageous. Can anyone in their wildest dreams imagine such a rag-tag body as this Village Centre Committee daring to say such a thing to a left wing or muslim group who espoused much, much more extreme views?
However, I know from having written to my local paper that any statement of support for the lawful policies and actions of this beleagured Jewish state meets with outrage from those who think themselves the moral arbiters of world affairs