Anti-“Sodomy” Periodical Goes to 325,000 Clergy: Obsession DVD Included

A press release announces The Judeo-Christian View:

Over 325,000 rabbis, priests and pastors in every Jewish and Christian congregation in America just received the award-winning documentary Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West on DVD, according to the publisher of a new periodical for clerical leaders, The Judeo-Christian View, which included the film inside the first issue…Dr. O’Neal Dozier, General Publisher, said the next issue will be The Judeo-Christian View on “The Free Exercise of Islamic Violence.”

As expected from Dozier, the “periodical” is not exactly the most nuanced publication out there:

“Same-Sex Unions and Child Sacrifice” are, of course, the two vices of Barack Obama; “Child Sacrifice” is abortion (the publication puts a picture of Anne Frank next to a fetus), while gay rights, rather than being a mark of western freedom, undermine the fight against Islam:

Our nation faces a fork, a divergence between the high road and the low road — and you and your congregation could very well determine the direction we take. The high road upholds America’s peaceful tradition of Judeo-Christian tolerance and morality. The low road marches us toward militant secular-paganism, militant Islam, or both…the Free Exercise Clause means anything, religious leaders indeed must freely exercise those rights to inform their congregations where both the Bible, Judeo-Christian tradition and the politicians stand on matters of ethics, morality and public policy. If we do not, the “Mullahs of Secularism” – or perhaps the mullahs of militant Islam — may one day forbid Torah references to the Children of Israel as G_d’s Chosen, Gospel preaching of the Messianic hope, or Judeo-Christian teaching on tolerance and morality…The USA, Israel and other western societies simply cannot afford to promote sexual immorality, venereal disease, infanticide and population decline.

According to the press release, there is also a petition:

“Full embrace of homosexual unions by our nation and the next administration would tell violent Islamists that the infidel USA has expressly rejected once-shared Abrahamic, Mosaic and Christian teaching regarding ‘sodomy’. So too would flagrant ‘gay integration’ of our overseas military forces [a policy Obama supports]. We advocate “love the sinner, hate the sin”; militant Islamists would murder our fellow Americans for sexual error, as well as us for offering them hope and forgiveness!”

This is of course humbug: we know that Dozier doesn’t really care less if “violent Islamists” think less of the west due to liberal sexual mores.

And actually the “Judeo” part of his View is bogus, too. Here’s Dozier last year, explaining why a mosque should not be built in Florida:

…”I said that Jesus Christ is the only Way,” says the pastor. “I quoted the verse there [John 14:6] … Therefore one cannot be saved outside of Jesus Christ. I said that Islam cannot get one to heaven.”

Surely, then, this must also apply to Judaism?

However, despite the crudity, obvious opportunism, and muddled thinking, Dozier can boast a number of signatories to his anti-sodomy petition:

Clerical signers include: Rabbi Herzel Kranz from The Jewish Center of Silver Spring, Maryland; Rev. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Father Frank Pavone, Roman Catholic head of Priests for Life; Rev. Rosemary Schindler, San Francisco Board of the Anti-Defamation League and member of the Oscar Schindler family (of Schindler’s List); Dr. James M. Hutchens, Brigadier General and Deputy Chief of US Army Chaplains (Ret.); Rev. Ben Kinchlow, former co-host of The 700 Club; Dr. Bruce Fong, president, Michigan Theological Seminary; Dr. Kenneth L. Hutcherson, Antioch Bible Church, Kirkland, Washington; Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of Moody Memorial Church, Chicago; and Rabbi Yehuda Levin of the Rabbinical Alliance of America of Torah Loyal Jews and The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada.

I’ve come across a few of these names previously: James Hutchens runs the Christian Zionist outfit “Jerusalem Connection“; Kenneth Hutcherson has links with anti-gay Christian militants in Latvia, and he addressed a church there under the guise of the US’s “Special Envoy for Adoptions, Family Values, Religious Freedom, and Medical Relief”; and Yehuda Levin has complained bitterly about gay pride events in Jerusalem (“Israel will be the Holy Land or the homo-land”), and about the Washington Holocaust Museum’s inclusion of a display about gay victims of the Nazis.

Dozier himself was kicked off Charlie Crist’s Florida campaign committee in 2006 when his enthusiasm for anti-Muslim comic strips came to light; this was despite Dozier having a received a message from God approving Crist’s candidacy for governor.

Meanwhile, we might ask where Dozier got the funds for his mass mailout, as well as 325,000 copies of Obsession.

(Hat tip: Richard Silverstein)