By Ryan Jones, www.IsraelToday.co.il
A film produced earlier this year that depicts Christian Zionism as a fanatical and dangerous ideology is gaining popularity in the UK, and is even being peddled to government ministers in an effort to snuff out the influence of grassroots Christian support for the Jewish state.
A municipal councilor in Northern Ireland notified Israel Today that he and many other local and national officials have been invited to attend a screening of the film “With God on Our Side” on November 11 at Queens University in Belfast. The event is being sponsored by The Ireland-Palestine Alliance.
Among those invited are several prominent members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly, as well as Daphne Trimble, wife of former First Minister David Trimble.
The 82-minute film they will to be treated to accuses Christian supporters of Israel of advocating the ethnic cleansing of the region’s Arab population, be they Christians or Muslims, and of rubber stamping all Israeli actions and policies regardless of morality.
The film asserts that Christian Zionists have eschewed Christian love for an apocalyptic theology, and should themselves be relegated to the lunatic fringe of political discourse. It blatantly ignores many of the root causes for and the history of the conflict, while accusing Israel of arbitrary cruelty and Christians of willfully approving that cruelty.
Following the film, attendees will hear from Dr. Stephen Sizer, an Anglican minister who has for years been highly critical of Bible-based Christian support for Israel.
These screenings and lectures by Dr. Sizer are presumably taking place across the UK, which is a sad testament considering that the UK was once the bastion of Christian Zionism and was used mightily by the Lord to facilitate Israel’s rebirth as a nation-state.