Mohler: Hatred for Jews in America isn't reserved for Jews alone

Mohler: Hatred for Jews in America isn't reserved for Jews alone

Mohler: Hatred for Jews in America isn't reserved for Jews alone

The antisemitism rampant in America since the Hamas attacks on Israel will not be content with silencing only the Jews, a prominent Christian leader says.

Since the Oct. 7 attacks, America's college campuses and urban centers have become hotbeds of hate for God's chosen people. Media images are filled with mass rallies for the Palestinians, but very few shows of support for Israel. And some Democrats, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer last week on the Senate floor, have expressed surprise and disappointment that the compassion the party typically extends to oppressed groups is not extended to the Jews.

"Not long ago, many of us marched together for black and brown lives. We stood against anti-Asian hatred. We protested bigotry against the LGBTQ community. We fought for reproductive rights and the recognition that injustice against one oppressed group is injustice against all. Apparently in the eyes of some, this principle does not extend to the Jewish people," Schumer said.

It's hate of theism

Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. On Washington Watch Thursday, he argued Schumer should not be surprised.

"His history is right, but there is a deep-seated antisemitism that has just arisen to the surface," Mohler told show host Jody Hice. "It's not new, but it seems shocking to the Senate Majority Leader who, in his own life, is part of a Jewish community."

Hate of the Jews is the world's oldest and most deadly hatred, according to Mohler, and it comes primarily because the God of creation chose the Jewish people as his people. "This is the scandal of the Jewish people," he said.

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At the core of the hate is the Torah, God's Word to the Jews, because it places limits on individual freedoms. It sets boundaries and tells followers what they can and cannot do. It identifies good and evil.

"Thou shalt, thou shalt not; God created human beings in His image, male and female He created them. A secular, progressive Left just has to hate that. They hate any form of theism because theism comes with 'thou shalt and 'thou shalt not,'" Mohler elaborated.

Christians joining Jews in bulls-eye of hate

The seminary president explains that's why Christians will join Jews in the bulls-eye of hate – and he contends it's already happening. Mohler pointed to attacks on newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson for his faith and on the efforts of the Biden administration, through a proposed rule, that would require foster parents to honor a child's chosen gender identity should it go against the child's biological sex.

"[As I said,] theism comes with 'thou shalt' and 'thou shalt not' – and that's just as true of Christianity as it is of Judaism," said Mohler. "We can't go along with the gender nonsense, the very deadly gender ideology that's been set loose in this country. So, we're to be canceled, to be told we can't believe that or say that.

"There are people saying we've got to forbid these Christian parents from influencing their children along the same lines. [But] no one is going after the neo-pagans of this age. They're going after theists," Mohler said.