Black Pastors Have Fiery Words for Those Who Boycotted Israeli Prime Minister’s Speech

NetanyahuWhen House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit the United States and address Congress, a prerogative previously exercised only by presidents, lawmakers quickly divided on the issue. Approximately two dozen House and Senate Democrats, most of whom are members of the Congressional Black Congress, have said they will boycott Mr. Netanyahu’s speech to the joint session.

Recently, a group of prominent black pastors issued a strong message to the Caucus, admonishing them not to insult the prime minister by refusing to attend.

According to the Washington Times:

“The thing to me that makes no sense is why the Congressional Black Caucus has teamed up with this current administration against Israel,” said Pastor Dexter D. Sanders of the Rock Center for Transformation in Orlando, Florida.

“And yes, black caucus, I’m saying you have gone against Israel when you decide to protest the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, from coming and speaking on the behalf of the nation of Israel,” Mr. Sanders said. “That is a slap in the face to the people of Israel, and not only that, it’s a slap in the face to God. And not only that, it’s also a slap in the face of all Bible-believing African-American people in this country.”

The Christian pastors, representing churches nationwide from California to New York, delivered an often fiery defense on behalf of the speech at Thursday’s press conference at the National Press Club, organized by the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

Some black caucus members have argued that the Netanyahu speech comes as an insult to President Obama. House Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli prime minister without first checking with the president, although Mr. Netanyahu has said he notified the White House before accepting.

Pastor Cecil Blye of More Grace Ministries in Louisville, Kentucky, dismissed suggestions that the House violated protocol by extending the invitation to weigh in on U.S. negotiations with Iran.

“Charges from some members of the United States Congress about the breaking of protocol are no more than a very red herring,” Mr. Blye said. “The American people need to hear Israel’s voice on this urgent matter now. If one side of the aisle can facilitate this, so be it.”

A coalition of left-wing organizations, including Roots Action, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Code Pink, have been pressuring lawmakers not to attend the speech.

Mr. Burnett says he finds it “deplorable” that political factions are encouraging a boycott or even a walk-out during the visit from the prime minister of one of America’s closest allies. He believes this is an insult to America’s greatest ally in the war against terror.

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  • farrightwing

    Thank you for speaking out so unequivocally on this, hopefully the Black Caucus will wake up and realize that they made the wrong choice and are being used by the Obama Administration which has done nothing for African Americans.

    • Marilynn Reeves

      Obummer is not out to help anyone but himself and his interest. Am glad as a GODLY man you have stood up and told the truth. Being a Muslim Obummer has never read GOD will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who do not. With bigO being gay I think I would be careful around fellow Muslims.

      • Rev. Phillip Meacham

        amen

    • PAUL JOSEPH

      The people of IL eleded the wrong man to that senate seat. Alan Keyes would have been a better senator and a better president.

  • Robert Wood

    HELL LAST A LONG [email protected]#$%^&*()_+

    • If a person could imagine a steel ball bearing the size of the earth. (We know that it takes a long time for a small 1/8 in ball bearing to dissolve.)
      Then if you have a single bird that landed on that earth size ball bearing and pecked on it one time and then flew off.
      When that earth size ball bearing dissolved that is when eternity starts. Being in hell for eternity is a long time, with your skin burning but never burning up, filled with anguishing sores never going away, and so thirsty but never gaining relief.

  • Ddenney1

    Liberals do not believe God’s word and the liberal lie is more important than anything!!!!

  • arab

    ISRAEL DID 911, ISRAEL BLEW UP OUR SHIP THE USS LIBERTY AND TRIED THERE BEST TO KILL ALL OUR BOYS,EVAN STRAFING THE LIFE RAFTS,YOU DUMB ASS BIBLE THUMPER, LOOK UP THE USS LIBERTY AND SEE IF YOU STILL SUPPORT THE CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL, JESUS TOLD THE JEWS((((( YOU ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL)))), I DO BELIVE IN JESUS, I DECEND FROM THE FIRST CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD MY FAMILY WAS THERE IN PALESTINE WHEN JESUS CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rev. Phillip Meacham

      you my friend are uninformed the liberty was sent in as a spy ship without telling the jews that they were American and during war if you dont identify your self you will be killed , dont blame the jews blame the people in charge our own cia , and you dont sound like a christian or you would know as christians we are commanded by God to honor and support the jews , I will pray for you for it is very evident that you need religious guidance

    • It was not Israel but the Muslim population that did the act of 911 and I guess you want to blame Israel for the Boston bombing. Just so you will know they were too Muslim.
      The USS Liberty was sneaking in during the 6 day war of 1967 and there were mistakes made on both sides. If you are in war and sneaking around foolish things are going to happen. If you believe in Jesus then you would also know that God made it very evident in the Bible that Israel is his chosen people and not of satin.

      • Rev. Phillip Meacham

        thank you for your comments , it is easy to see who are true christians and who are not like the arab who doesnt know the bible

        • Well thank you for your comments Rev. I have to also remember that even satin knew the Bible and to test the spirit to make sure if they are from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That is the true mark of a Christian. There are a lot of people that say they believe in Jesus but do they believe in his crucifixion, death, and resurrection for our sins. Do they obey his Word and believe that he came to save us? All good words that help identify a Christian. A question that I have always heard; if I was arrested for being a Christian is there plenty of evidence to convict me? Something to ponder.

          • Rev. Phillip Meacham

            thank you brother , very well said

        • Paul Joseph

          The promise to Abraham in Genesis is as valid today as it was when it was given.

      • conservative since 1962

        Israel stopped the attack as soon as they identified USS Liberty as a USN unit and issued a formal apology promptly.

        • sensrbtch

          it is easier to apologize, then to ask permission!?

    • Levon Baxley

      Where did you get those facts from cbs,nbc ,msnbc or cnn because it is an untruth!!!!!!!!!

      • Rev. Phillip Meacham

        from his comments he must be a muslim because he doesnt know anything about the bible

    • Sandra

      Jesus did not tell all Jewish people that. He himself is Jewish so does he consider himself one of the children of the Devil too? Instead he was talking to the unbelievers who never understood the Old Testament that was supposed to prepare them for the Messiah. You are a liar, like your Father of Lies, Satan. I don’t care where your family came from or if you believe in Jesus. Demons believe in Jesus too but it doesn’t mean they follow his teachings. In the same way that the unbelievers THINK that they stand with God…you don’t stand with God either.

    • SalHernandez

      Read Matthew 23 it’s the same people as you say in John 8:44,and learn how to thump a bible instead of talking like a hot dog.

    • Penny Fuentes

      The children of the devil are those who do not follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, Son of God. The devil BELIEVES in Jesus Christ, he does not follow his teachings.

    • Dynamicdave

      Uneducated redneck. Stop screaming and using parentheses and exclamation points, as if you had cerebral palsy. You rant and use foul language and then boast of your “religous heritage.”
      1.) We are all children of God.
      2.) You call people “dumb ass Bible thumpers,” then preach about how you believe in Jesus?
      Everything in your post screams of hypocritical ranting from an illiterate buffoon.
      De oppresso liber.

    • PAUL JOSEPH

      you sound like a Nazi; read genesis 13!

    • Paul Joseph

      You better read about the promise to Abraham.

  • cutterguy

    Thank Heaven more Christians took a stand against imperialism.

  • Robert Adamson

    Netanyahu is about to get fired. As he should.

    • Rev. Phillip Meacham

      do you support our muslim in chief , Netanyahu is 10 times the man and leader that obama is , what is your real problem

      • Robert Adamson

        I just think he may not get reelected, so that’s his real problem.

    • David in MA

      The world does NOT want the Zionist to come to power. google Zionism and become educated.

      • Sandra

        Idiot, stop reading hateful propaganda off the internet. Zionism simply mean bringing back Israel after close to 2000 years of waiting. Islam wants to take over the world. Why are you not mad about that?!

        • Honestly, if one is going to do is good research it would be best advised to seek scholarly information and then make sure that you read from various authors and back grounds sorting through all the bias material.

    • sensrbtch

      n why is that?

  • LARRY JOHNSON

    The black caucus should be after the national disgrace obama- he is
    screwing over blacks giving illegals all the job & cash &- black community Netanyahu is our friend not the filthy Iran Muslim clerics-start Obama impeachment

    • Rev. Phillip Meacham

      he should be hung

      • BrooklynJoJo

        dear REV. hanging is to simple and not painful, I believe in an eye for an eye, he should suffer just like he is making us suffer for the past 6 years, holder, jarrett, all of them. I see now what his daughters are being taught, and GOD forbid they want to go into politics down the road, BEWARE OF THE NAME OBAMA, unless they change their names

        • Combat Veteran Seabee

          Beware of the past, present, and future! Especially if we don’t get rid of these so called “Progressive’s,” out of our government. They are only progressing us backwards into the stone age!

  • 1LTLos

    Obama IS AN INSULT – an insult to Christianity, to our American Tradition, to the Rule of Law, to our Constitution, to the Separation of Powers, to our Economy, and what has mr obama provided the Black community beside free handouts and a phone? I do not see busy, clean and new shopping malls in the black community, I see no clean, new and safe gasoline filling stations in the black community, I see no clean and new banks in the black community and especially see no major grocery food chain stores in the black community — All we see in Obamas Insult to America is liquor stores and Taco Trucks. What an INSULT and the Black Caucus is raggin on Bibi Netanyahu?? He is a true courageous leader and wise man. Obama is not equal to the cotton that lines the inner side of the tongue in Bibi’s shoe. The black caucus is not going to listen to Netanyahu because they are black and Obama is sorta black — Racist BS and racist idiots

  • Dynamicdave

    It has nothing to do with insulting “the President.” The black caucus are making it an issue because Obama is black, nothing more. Racism, pure and simple. These idiots, I’m sure, voted for Obama simply because he was a black man and they wanted to “stick it to whitey” and not because of his qualifications. If it were because of his qualifications, he would have never been elected. A bunch of racist in the White House. De oppresso liber.

    • rmwayne

      You took the words right out of my mouth Dave. These black caucus bigots are boycotting Netanyahu because they hate white Republicans and they worship that creature of Satan, Obama ahead of God.

      • frawgeyz

        The black caucus are worse than bigots. Look at the members and what they represent. They are card carrying members of the communist party USA.

        • rmwayne

          They’re not only communists, they’re fools also. I’ll never forget that black moron who thought the island of Guam would tip over if army tanks were brought there. But then when you see the low IQ constituents of most of these black caucus shills, it’s obvious how they ended up in office.

          • frawgeyz

            Was that not hank Johnson? Now at first I wondered how the military could keep a straight face when this man asked this question. Now after all of this time I realize that this was way to shocking to be funny! It is till to shocking to be funny!

          • rmwayne

            It sure was Johnson. Although, it does sound like something Fred Sanford might have said at one time too when having a high level political discussion with Grady. LOL

          • frawgeyz

            rofllllll with coffee in nasal passage rmwayne! 😉 OK I give up , have finally gotten over the shock and I am having a laugh!

          • rmwayne

            LOL….Well, at least Fred and Grady were funny. When I see Obama or any of those black caucus morons on TV all I feel is sadness and disgust at what this country’s govt. has become.

  • Burton Pauly

    In my opinion I suppose its just dandy for the potus to by-pass our congress and our citizens in his outlandish usurpation of our constitution, and bill of rights , but whats good for the goose (Obama) isn’t likewise good for the gander (our congress). Of course congress has every right to welcome anyone they want to speak in the joint session of congress. And all were invited,so they can’t say that they were snubbed. We need more honest to God Men to stand up for our rights, and our freedoms. Thank you from my family to all who espouse freedom for all. May God Bless our USA.

  • arab

    ISRAELI LOVERS ARE STUPID REDNECKS WHO THINK THESE DEVILS CHILDREN ARE OK TO KILL AMERICANS F___!!!!!!!!!!!!!! US ARMY VET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • You do realize that all caps means that you are yelling. If a person has a good valid point they don’t have to yell but through their expressed knowledge and understanding they will gain the attention of their audience.
      By your sentence structure and and lack of knowledge it actually sounds like you are too young to be a military vet. I served in the United States Army from 1970-79. That’s right Vietnam and I do not see that Israel is against the America people.
      However, the Muslim population wants to destroy the Western culture, the Western way of life, and if we the American people give them the chance they would kill every Christian that walks the face of the earth.

      • Dynamicdave

        I too, noticed his youth and ignorance through his writing. I fear for our country and it’s future if people such as “arab” (interesting choice for a handle) vote without doing their homework. I also served (Desert Storm/Shield, Somalia, South America, Honduras) and encountered many different religions. But I can in all fairness, say that Israel has always been our allies. Wherever “arab” gathers his misinformation, he needs to check other sources and make sure he interprets what he reads properly. Oh, and as you already mentioned, STOP SHOUTING! It doesn’t strengthen your post, but rather, makes you look uneducated and (a word, you yourself used, arab) redneck. De oppresso liber.

      • sensrbtch

        i kal caps-cion emphasis!

    • PAUL JOSEPH

      You sound like another nazi

      • sensrbtch

        tuat other nazie? or all other nazies? or American Nazis,skinhead German Nazis,neo/eon-nazies!

        • Paul Joseph

          I stand with Israel and oppose those that don’t.

    • sensrbtch

      I DONOT FLAG ANYONE, BUTT U NED TO CUMBLK N EXPLAIN THIS STATEMENT? HOOS DO ISREALIES KILL AMERICANS? AN DON’T DO THIS INDIRECT SHITE, UP-FRONT!

    • Paul Joseph

      You sound more like ku klux klan than anything else

  • The Fox

    I’m glad they spoke up with the truth, as the left has nothing but, fear and lie’s to stand on. I wish these same Pastors would have said representatives, allow God back in to Government, back into the schools you kicked Him out of, back into the public square that belongs to We the People and not governments land in any way, Pastors ask Him back into those churches that preach a social gospel and not the One True Gospel that Saves, don’t listen to the IRS and their rules that control you under 501C3 status that says you can’t give a good and Godly message about Government, that takes away from your first amendments rights of free speech. Patrick Henry was a Pastor that said “Give me liberty or give me death”. Took off his pastoral trappings and took his men to fight for freedom from England. Pastors account yourself as men of God and stand up for your rights under the first amendment. God Bless those who know God and want to see Him back in our once great nation.

  • David

    You said it all farrightwing…You can’t fix stupid…….

  • joão cezar

    Thank you, Pastors, for having the stones to speak publicly against the Congressional Black Caucus! These men and women are a disgrace to this country, and the principles it was founded on, and, it’s about time somebody said so! Again, thank you, and Praise God!

  • Ace Ventura

    So now the democrats have lost Black churches along with everyone else,
    their only hope is that Soros will continue to count the presidential
    votes with his SCYTL corporation computer programmers, or no democrat
    will ever be presidents again, at the prevailing rate of dropout.

  • Combat Veteran Seabee

    No truer words ever spoken. An affront to freedom!

  • pmbalele

    Did you say a minister admonished Democrats not to insult the prime minister by refusing to attend? I would not attend. Repubs and TP in congress acted like 3rd World people I know. TPs and Repubs, by inviting Netanyahu were actually trying to over-throw President Obama. These people should be tried for treason. In fact how could they go that low to be preached how they should behave here at home and abroad? That is why I call TPs and Repubs as primitive people living in developed country.

    • PAUL JOSEPH

      Obama, the worst president ever, should be tried for treason.

  • roth

    Slap in the face of God. Sick!!! How can you attribute A prime minister of a terrorist nation to god? You are a sick man.

    • PAUL JOSEPH

      Thr Muzlums are the terrorists. They are sick and all who support them!

      • roth

        He is a radical, Muslim radicals are bad too. If you a agree with Net-A-Yahoo you are probably a radical terrorist too. As you said Muslims are terrorists and not radical Muslims. You are probably one or at least a bigot. We need more people like you to disappear. You are the problem.

        • Paul Joseph

          If you are against Israel you are the problem

  • Frank Hall

    Well now it appears BHO and his gang of nitwits are drawing some heavy duty ‘heat’ from the very people he thinks adore him. The Dumbocrats are useless sacks of excrement. You dyckwads had better wise up quick before the USA goes under for good.

  • jemb

    Mr. Burnette, Pastor Blye, Pastor Sanders and all Christian Pastors – The Black Caucus of America owes Prime Minister Netyanyahu and apology for their ignorance and shunning. Their behavior is not an example of America and they have been an embarassment to me, and the entire American public. President Obama knows better, but he is a bully and has a hate for the Prime Minister and no one knows why. Makes you wonder what he’s threatening our Black Caucus members with. You must remember, Prime Minister Netanyahu spent many years in America continuing his education at some of our finest universities and likely knows more of the Constitution of the United States than Obama. Yes, gentlemen an apology is certainly due the Prime Minister. Also, we all know that Obama is interferring with the election to be held on Tuesday. We can only hope the Israeli people are aware of this and vote the Prime Minister to lead his people again.

    • Harold

      Those that boycotted the speech show that they on the same mental level as the senator or congressman who thought Guam would turn over because of to many people on the island.
      We had a village idiot who was smarter than that!

  • RoseBrownlee

    AS AN AMERICAN,I AM SUPPOSED TO BE FREE TO MAKE MY OWN CHOICES,SO I TRY TO MAKE THE CHOICES THAT ARE RIGHT.MY #1 CHOICE IN LIFE IS GOD,HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TAUGHT TO LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL GET ME INTO HEAVEN(SOME DAY)AND THE PEOPLE WHO TURNS THEIR BACK ON ISRAEL,IS TURNING THEIR BACK ON GOD.THE BLACK WERE WRONG WHEN THEY LISTENED TO BHO AND NOT STAND WITH ISRAEL AND THE WHITE PEOPLE WERE WRONG,SO ALL OF YOU BETTER DO SOME KNEE BENDING AND HOPE GOD FORGIVES FOR YOUR SINS “GOD BLESS AMERICA”

    • Dynamicdave

      Shhhh, stop shouting. We hear you, sweetheart.

    • sensrbtch

      stand up!stand up!. stand up 4 my rights! rage ON, GRAM!!

  • Ernest Mc Collum

    The Dem. Convention should have told everyone not to vote for Obama. He has been trying to start a race war from day one.

  • sensrbtch

    the black sukaukus in the kuntgress is the moss racist bunch of nioggerians than the naacp! these preachers needed to git to the pols long before the speek. welll, the premier did not speak in obolahminiks, so they wood hav not unerstran the sapek anyways?!

  • Paul Joseph

    I wish J. C Watts was my congressman. A fine BLACK Republican man from OK who was a fine congressman. I think he and his wife have a Christian ministry now.

  • Paul Joseph

    Years ago I used to sometimes watch C-span on TV. Shiela Jackson Lee seemed to be there speaking every time I tuned in. One day she, Tom Lantos and a Republican Congress Woman from NY all spoke out against Amdinajad of Iran who said he wanted to wipe out Israel. In that case I agreed with Congress Woman Lee 100%