While 82% of American Christians Support Israel, Former President Jimmy Carter Meets with Terrorists & Hamas


Talk about a disconnect of parties. Think Obama does not want to run from his comments regarding “bitter” and “clinging to religion”? It reads like a Southwest Air commercial … Hey Barack, Wanna Get Away! Isn’t this an interesting dichotomy? A new poll shows that 82% of American Christians believe they have a moral obligation to support Jews and Israel. The poll also indicates that this support of Israel will play a roll in the upcoming 2008 US Presidential elections. Compare that to former President Jimmy Carter’s willingness to meet with known terrorist like Hamas leader Haled Mashal that lends legitimacy to a terror organization that tries to destroy Israel. The White House and Republican presidential hopeful John McCain berated former president Jimmy Carter’s plans to meet Hamas leaders.

A new survey conducted by a Washington DC-based evangelical organization among American Christians has found that 82% of them believe they have a moral obligation to support the Jews and Israel. The poll, conducted among Catholics and Protestants alike, tested their stance on Jerusalem’s future and ways to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat. According to the poll, 65% of American Christians are convinced that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, which its leaders will attempt to use in order to destroy Israel. A similar percentage said that the US presidential candidates’ Middle East stance would constitute a major factor in their vote for president in August, in contrast to 13%, who said that the issue would not affect their vote.

Ever wonder why Barack Obama is trying to back track off his “bitter” comments that those that “cling to religion” are hicks and country folk?

UPDATE I: Carter embraces Hamas official at West Bank meeting

Former President Carter angered Israel’s government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group. Israel accused Carter, the broker of the first Arab-Israeli peace accord, of “dignifying” extremists. But Carter vowed to meet Hamas’ supreme leader this week in Syria.

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  • Comments

    23 Responses to “While 82% of American Christians Support Israel, Former President Jimmy Carter Meets with Terrorists & Hamas”

    1. Carpe on April 15th, 2008 2:17 pm

      Carter is a moe – ron.

      That peanut head needs to be ‘Baker Acted’

      and placed in an old folks home where he can wear

      diapers, and play Bingo all day long!

      The man is quite literally ‘off his bean.’

      Jimmy, ya really wanna impress us… put on your

      tool belt, & go build another house.

    2. CONservative governMENt on April 15th, 2008 2:26 pm

      its our blind support for israel that has gotten us in the mess we are in.we need an even handed approach.why do my tax dollars go to support a countries racist apartheid like policies.we need a hard line approach to israel,but that will never happen because the israeli lobby has too much influence in dc.

    3. bob on April 15th, 2008 4:14 pm

      The majority of Christians have been greatly deceived in this regard. This support isn’t justified by the Bible, it’s taught in the seminaries and it is pushed by the false Christians in the media like B Graham. Why do you think they are allowed on the media?

    4. Allan on April 15th, 2008 4:15 pm

      How in the world do we figure the mess we are in
      comes from the support of Israel? Also that would depend on which mess? The nuclear is a threat to all not just Israel.

      Any lunatic would use a nuclear bomb needs cross hairs on him.

    5. Richard on April 15th, 2008 5:49 pm

      Frankly, given Carter’s record (in my view) as the worst president of the century and the biggest failure going (yes, worse than Bush), why Hamas would want to talk with him is beyond my ability to understand.

    6. SteveDinMD on April 15th, 2008 8:43 pm

      I find it quite interesting, but not surprising, that Jimmy Carter meets with terrorists in Syria. This is par for the course with Carter, yet he manages to preserve his phony “honorable peacemaker” image despite his personal history. One reason for this, I believe, is Carter’s reputation as a patriot, derived from his “service” in the U.S. Navy. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. In fact, rather than being a patriot, Jimmy Carter is quite possibly the most “elegant” draft dodger in U.S. history.

      Consider this; Carter entered Georgia Tech as a Freshman in the Fall of 1941. The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor that December. By the Spring of 1943, there were practically NO able bodied men attending university as undergraduates anywhere in the country, and certainly not at Georgia Tech if contemporaneous reports are to be believed. They were all conscripted into the various military services, the vast majority entering OCS (Officer Candidacy School). Carter’s family, by contrast, finagled an appointment for him to the U.S. Naval Academy, which he entered as a Plebe (Freshman) in the Fall of 1943. Even with the accelerated 3-year program, instituted in 1942 in support of the war effort, Carter graduated from Annapolis in the Spring of 1946, long after the war was OVER. Far from being a hero, he’s quite probably the ONLY able bodied man in the whole country to have been allowed to attend university for 5 YEARS as an undergraduate during the war.

      Carter, according to his own narrative, joined the Navy out of a sense of patriotism and devotion to duty that compelled him to pursue a military career as his life’s work. He says he wanted to defend the country. Frankly, I’m unconvinced. If he were so committed to a military career, why didn’t he enter Annapolis straightaway in 1941 rather than Georgia Tech? If he were so driven to serve, why did he resign his commission after only fulfilling his MINIMUM service commitment? If he were so eager to contribute to the nation’s defense, why did he DELAY his service? He could have been through OCS and deployed with the fleet by the Fall of 1943 — IF he wanted to go. That’s right; he could have been fighting in the fleet AS an officer rather than just beginning 3 years of training to BECOME an officer — too late to make any contribution to the war effort. The answer to all these questions is as clear as it is simple — because Jimmy Carter is a FRAUD! He deliberately shirked his duty in his country’s hour of need. The slacker then bungled his watch as Commander-in-Chief, gravely injuring the nation’s strategic competetiveness. Now, he stabs his countrymen (and Western Civilization) in the back by heaping honor upon their sworn enemies. Let us be done with this shambling old fool FOREVER!

    7. Happy_Go_Lucky on April 15th, 2008 8:46 pm

      bob#5..there are plenty of false christians in the media but Billy Graham? nah. he preaches straight gospel of Jesus Christ. He’s no Pat Robertson, John Hagge, Oprah, FLDS cult, Tom Cruise, big blue haired lady, Reverend Wright, Benny Hinn….you get the point..Why you be hatin’ on Billy?

      I may have missed this story, but what was Carter meeting with him FOR? To drink a few beers? Or to try to have some peace talks and actually make some progress(I’m guessing the latter, although that could probably be done WHILE drinking a few cold ones. or in palestine’s case, warm ones (sorry))

    8. Carpe on April 15th, 2008 10:09 pm

      The dude cannot even
      remember to zip up his
      own darn FLLY anymore!

      Jimmy baby… fly first,

      and then maybe WORLD PEACE.

      Time for your Aricept, G-paw paw.


    9. tuyvnsurvivor on April 15th, 2008 10:10 pm

      Carter reminds me of a time my blood boiled. When he pardoned draft dodgers.

      But as well, Carter has been a self pomoting obnoxious traveling ‘diplomate’ many times. Carter is known to meet with our foes and accuse us, at the USA. Cuba was his grand example. Castro loved Carter, offered to let him speek to all of Cuba uncut…Castro trusted Carter. That makes simple cyphering.

      Then too, remember how most of us admired the Shaw of Iran. I think most of us in this country did. Carter undercut him, radical leaders took over, and we have Iran of today.

      For my view I often noticed Carter panhandling for awards. Loves promoting himself. I woul d be certain to kick his sort out of my PU truck just as soon as that started. The man could never ride with me. How many awards has he gotten himself, to go with being one of the two sorriest pres in history.

      Carter made some treaties that cost us dearly, blew Nicaragua real good too, gave away Taiwan (oh my) also, and gave away the Panama Canal. He chummed with the Chinnese Communists and lost on every deal and increased pain for many a sufferring.

      I do not spell very good at all. I do not try to act dumb, I am not. I have had my times in life. I am dislexic, which is to say very creative, but also I remember Carter well. He got me on him during the pardoning thing. I went to college late in life, after doing well enough in business I wanted to be a college grad even if it meant doing time in remedial classes. grins Never will forget the many liberal professors, and the one who taught me the above Carter jokes dispite being a liberal.

      Carter nicely assisted the democrat party become the treasonists they are today.

      I am not traditionally religeous, but surely we each have to respect those who are. The situation with Isreal is dangerous.

      ANd I really admire Billy Graham. I have seen him preach twice and spoke with him a fair amount of minutes at a Baptist camp just outside and West of Ft Worth, thought he was a marvelous increadibly caring human being. Notihng to dislike about the guy, even if I disagree with his beliefs.

      Also while boasting, I know 2 different folks who know George W personally…one who knows him I did mils of dollars of business with with never one signed contract, a mighty honest fellow that one is. The other a multiterm State of tx representitive…wife worked for him years and we became friends. They really really speek well of that W Bush guy. The former tx speeker of the House was a stockholder in a thing I invented and marketed across the states, he thought very high of W…all did not end well for our relationship, so I discount his opinions on anything. lol

      Anyone that read this far is now sleepy.

    10. Jerry from Ohio on April 15th, 2008 10:16 pm

      Are we the American taxpayer footing the bill for this trip for Carter to talk to hamas ?

    11. bob on April 15th, 2008 10:38 pm

      #7 Happy, Billy Graham is a false Christian and he has been from day one. He’s an ecumenist who believes Roman Catholics are Christians headed for Heaven. In a recent interview with R Schuller he stated that you don’t need Jesus Christ to get to Heaven–that the way to Heaven is broad. And there are many sites on the internet that will tell you he is a freemason.

    12. tuyvnsurvivor on April 16th, 2008 12:42 am

      By all means I would say the way to Heaven is broad. I sure agree with that one. Once I was only (not to imply a terrible thing) a Christian, with some good attendance records.

      Not many perks of war, though I would say war opened my eyes to how religion divides people.

      For me, once I allowed myself to study the history of religion equally to that of reestablishing one sighted beliefs, then expanssion was at hand. History of religion and history documented of those times…the pages do not burn in the hands. It is wonderfull some folks are purely happy with their Christian belief or others their belief. All thinking persons seem to have a something. The better beliefs have good come from them.

    13. bob on April 16th, 2008 3:25 am

      #12, If you believe the way to Heaven is broad, then you are in opposition to Jesus Christ who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The ONLY way to Heaven is through faith in Christ.

    14. david r on April 16th, 2008 6:22 am

      Worst U.S. President in my lifetime. Even worse than Bush. Sad irony was that he took over for Gerald Ford, who was an excellent President, but many resented him pardoning Nixon.

      The arabs have been using Carter for years. He is a dunce.

    15. tuyvnsurvivor on April 16th, 2008 7:54 am

      I hope not Bob. I try not to be in opposition to others beliefs, but inclussive, if good comes from it. Otherwise I range from no comment to strong outspoken. UFO flight catchers, brainwashers, and those believers who not only think but create second ratings for females.

      I saw one of my cousin (on my Irish side) preachers just yesterday at Lowe’s. He gave me a ‘doing ok’ line or two, let me pass. No doubt in part because nice things have worked out for me through my life. One wife, exceptional kids, and trim my beard short.

      14 cousins, uncles, and close kin on that side of the family are evanglists or preachers. Baptists. I could mix lots of hairy ear stories of that group.

      For my own use, little is it noteworthy, I absolutely do not hold any value in limiting and binding doom-downing scripture. Far out of the study now, though I have spent the time (not scholarly) to study the history of religions; history of the times other than from the Bible. There is plenty not to be proud of of some religion, even that which to be ashamed…bordering around limiting verse such as ‘that’. Executions, torture, scribes, control, thieft of others beliefs as ones own. Torture might be allowed with Carter friends, others toned down use the ‘then you mean this and your doomed to Hell’ approach. Making for scardiy believers…the old ex-drunk for preacher approach, like my estranged kin.

    16. nym2000 on April 16th, 2008 8:23 am

      If we are lucky maybe some of the guys Carter is meeting will take him hostage or take him out. Carter needs to go back to NO and build some more

    17. mallyhow on April 16th, 2008 9:54 am

      “The ONLY way to Heaven is through faith in Christ” !
      You mean the bible right ?
      Get real you lot, its all nice stories, Noah, Abraham, Adam & Eve then Jesus walking
      on water turning of water into wine etc, sorry guys but that is what the English would call a load of old codswallop.
      You have got about as much chance of going to heaven (whatever that is) by making large donations to some
      dark sunglasses wearing preacher who drives a big black car as the Terrorists who blow themselves up have of getting
      the 9 virgins and eternity in paradise etc.
      I must say, perhaps someone should come up with a new religion which mixes both, “be good, read the bible, pay your
      church dues, then when you pop your clogs, its pow!, off to paradise, gorgeous virgins up the ying yang for
      the boys, hot and cold running Brad Pit’s for the girls”.
      The more I think about it, it could go down even better than the 1st Million $ web business which that clever guy set up
      in the US pretending to be in Israel, “we will light a personal candle for you in Nazareth, just 1$”.
      That guy was a bloody genius and has a lot more money now than any of us.

      America why are you so gullible ? When it comes to religion, you fall for everything, so why
      should anyone wonder when the poor guys with the tea towels on their heads and no education fall for the
      “9 virgins” number ?
      OK anyone want to sign up, just $5,- I will guarantee the paradise, but only after you have lived a
      good healthy life and made sure not to forget the $5,- monthly donations to the only true church.
      No need to blow yourselves up, a bottle of red wine with Sunday Dinner is even recommended, be good
      to your friends and neighbours, lets say we tone down the Virgin thing (that does not sound nice) and
      say, ok, once you make it up to that “bondai beach” in the sky, you will be served Margaritas by the your
      wife and all of your lifetimes girlfriends exactly as they were back then, same goes for the girls (the husbands
      young again plus all the old boyfriends).
      New rules to follow on a regular basis, per text message if you wish only 99c per text.
      A new religion is born :-)

    18. bob on April 16th, 2008 3:40 pm

      #17, The KJV Bible is the inerrant word of God. And it is the final authority.

    19. tuyvnsurvivor on April 16th, 2008 4:56 pm

      Of course the topic was over Carter going to see Israel enemies. I have little good to say of Carter, however it could be suggested he was the first Pres to announce he was a born again Christian, and he never became a radical Christian…that part he did good. I know this statement gets the boos, but I am not one bit more impressed with radical dogmatic Christians than of the kind in Muslums. Good and bad of each. Who killed more? The country store I have a few miles away is owned and ran totally by Muslums…for years now. They are not radicals, if they are closet radicals I sure missed seeing it. Then there is land I sold which borders one fence, there lives a radical Christian. He wanted in the Waco compound. Had a fleet of kids to “populate his kind for the Lord”. Now he has told me many varrying ways I am going to Hell, he hopes so, and no doubt he would peek to see anyone who does not believe just like him fry. It would thrill him. Oh, and the school district I was once on the sch bd of here, he cost us many k’s fighting him for our right to teach geology.

      But with all this no one brush coat catches all. I have known about as many good Christians as bad ones. Now they talk of being persecuted? Ain’t that a hoot. Decades of my life it was they who got to win every belief debate…they won at being most obnoxious and *self righteous…which is a no no.

      Carter and what he made liberals today is none of this. He is ordinarily a back stabber, treasonest, self serving, meddling old has been Pres that needs to sit down and shut up…not interferring with other administrations. He has been used by our advarsaries countless times when he was younger, there is not enough lube for us for him to take aim at our aces now.

      Isreal is most important to the entire world for any degree of normal future. We have used half the oil. China and India are growing like early corn. Preasure for alternative energy is huge. Carter is only making things much worse.

      As a side, the 2012 doomsday stuff should begin in earnest pretty soon. If Obama wins the election, by then we might see it as a way to end liberal rule. Ouch. —Jerry CLowers on a hunt climbed that tree and met up with a coon at the top, clawed and bit, coon buried in his chest, he yelled down to his pal Marcel Ledbetter who was holding a big big shotgun, “please Marcel, just shoot up here amoung us, one of us has to have some relief”.

    20. Susan on April 16th, 2008 6:47 pm

      Jimmy Carter is the WORSE president we’ve ever had! No one at the State Dept asked him to meet with Hamas, he took it upon himself. He thinks is a broker of peace, but around the world he is a laughing stock, and an incompetent dope…

    21. txchic on April 17th, 2008 9:11 pm

      can’t the dems keep their aging x-prez’ home when they start “loosing it”. (not that carter ever had half a clue).

      he’s really making a horses arse of himself.

    22. hal on April 22nd, 2008 5:49 pm

      It’s incredible that any American would support Israel. Oh well… April 22, 1008:

      “Ben-ami Kadish was charged in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with four counts of conspiracy, including allegations that he disclosed U.S. national defense documents to Israel and acted as an agent of the Israeli government.

      Prosecutors say Kadish, a U.S. citizen who worked at an Army base in New Jersey, took home classified documents for six years and let the Israeli photograph them in his basement. Those documents included information about nuclear weapons, a modified version of an F-15 fighter jet, and the U.S. Patriot missile air defense system. Kadish’s apparent motivation was to help Israel, prosecutors said.

      Kadish repeatedly declined to comment as he left the courthouse. “I’m not saying anything. I have no comment,” he said.

      Bruce Goldstein, a lawyer for Kadish, had no immediate comment. Calls requesting comment from the Israeli consulate in the U.S. were referred to Jerusalem, where Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Arye Mekel said: “We know nothing about it. We have nothing to say.”

    23. Steve on April 24th, 2008 8:26 pm

      Israel r just as big a terriosts as Hamas, we just dont see it in the news because its run by a bunch of pro israeli lobbyists, wake up America!

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