Tim LaHaye and Anti-Semitism

December 02, 2005

Max Blumenthal has posted a disturbing comment made in an article on the website of Tim LaHaye, of the Left Behind books, at his blog (MAX BLUMENTHAL) and at the Talk To Action blog (Talk To Action | Did Tim LaHaye Just Call Israelis "Not-To-Be-Trusted Yids?")

The article on the official Left Behind website (www.leftbehindprophecy.com) attacks Israel for giving in to the Red Cross (Israel had been fighting for years to get the Star of David placed on the Red Cross emblems in Israel). In the article is this comment:

"All you are doing is proving them right in their long-held belief that you are illegitimate, land grabbing, not-to-be-trusted Yids."

"Yids" is an offensive slur against Jews—somewhat like the "n" word is for African-Americans. And this coming from a man who supposedly works to support Israel! It should be obvious that he does so for political reasons—based on his interpretation of prophesy—and not because he actually cares for the Jewish people (apparently LaHaye's love for all people has been "left behind" somewhere).