David Brog, the executive director of Christians United for Israel, has sent out a mass e-mail to followers urging support for Pastor John Hagee and the organization. The money line: “Make no mistake about it, many who attack Pastor Hagee seek not only to hurt him, but to silence all Christian friends of Israel. We need to give a bold and unified response!”
He also did a Q & A with Shmuel Rosner of Ha’aretz. [UPDATE: Sorry, I had the wrong link up for a while.]
Here’s Brog’s full e-mail:
As a supporter of Christians United for Israel, I want to provide you with an opportunity to show your support for our founder and chairman, Pastor John Hagee.
As I’m sure you’ve seen, Pastor Hagee has come under an angry attack by many in the media. They have ignored his fifty years of ministry. They have overlooked his lifetime of loving-kindness and charity. And they have horribly twisted his decades of zealous support for Israel and the Jewish people.
And make no mistake about it, many who attack Pastor Hagee seek not only to hurt him, but to silence all Christian friends of Israel.
We need to give a bold and unified response!
Now is the time when all of us who appreciate Pastor Hagee’s leadership and heart should step forward to help set the record straight.
First, I recommend that you read the attached statements from Pastor Hagee and Rabbi Scheinberg explaining Pastor Hagee’s views on the latest controversy. I encourage you to forward these statements to your friends, families, and colleagues so they too can know the truth.
Secondly, we ask that you keep Pastor Hagee and his family in your prayers during this difficult time. If you are moved to share your prayers and thoughts with Pastor Hagee please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, the best way we can respond to these attacks is to turn out in record numbers for our Washington, DC summit this July 21-23. If you have not already registered, please do so today. IT’S IMPORTANT! If you have already registered, please ask a relative or friend to join you. You can click here for more information.
When we are together in July, we can give this good man and his wife the warm welcome and display of respect that they so richly deserve. More importantly, we can stand together in support of Israel and the Jewish people as never before.
Let’s demonstrate to all the critics that their attacks will only strengthen our determination to do what is right.
Christians United for Israel