Israel, 1; evangelicals, 0

Religion News Service | 5/22/2019 | Staff
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I am almost always proud of Israel and those who serve and represent that country.

Today was no exception — and it happened locally.

Consul - General - Lior - Hayat - Staff

Consul General Lior Hayat and other staff from the diplomatic mission carried Israeli flags and rainbow flags bearing a Star of David at the pride parade in early April.

Pastor Alberto Delgado postponed the Israel event at his Alpha and Omega Church in Miami.

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He was worried that the Israeli participation in the pride parade would hurt the support for Israel within his community (especially in light of how close the two events were to each other).

I have only two words for Consul General Hayat and his staff.

Kol - Ha-kavod— - Way

Kol ha-kavod— loosely translated — “Way to go!”

Because, here is what they did — quietly and elegantly.

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Whether they know it or not, this is what they said to that church, and to the world.

”We appreciate your church’s support of the State of Israel. That support is invaluable.

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”But, we will not trade support for Israel for our support of our own Jewish values — which include inclusion, compassion, and treating all people with dignity.”

This was an important statement. Frankly, I hope that...
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