By John Gallagher
Every once in a while along comes proof that crackpots are ecumenical in their hatred. White supremacists are also homophobes, and birthers are also Islamophobes (like the president). The latest example comes from minister Rick Wiles, but this time there’s a novel twist. Right Wing Watch reports that Wiles hosted and agreed with guests who managed to combine anti-transgender hatred with anti-Semitism.
Their claim: transgenderism is a “Zionist plot” meant to destroy humanity as we know it.
On a recent program on his TruNews radio program, Wiles showcased Steve and Jana Ben-Nun, Messianic Jews who apparently traffic in the same kind of nuttiness that Wiles favors. Messianic Jews believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, and that salvation comes only from accepting him as your savior.
As such, their movement has a lot more in common with the precepts of evangelical Christianity than of Judaism, with the bigotry to match.
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