Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, and Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, called attention today to the anti-Christian statements made by Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national director Abraham Foxman over the weekend.
According to an article in today’s Haaretz.com, Foxman told members of the ADL’s national commission of alleged efforts by Evangelical organizations to “Christianize America.” He said, “Today we face a better financed, more sophisticated, coordinated, unified, energized and organized coalition of groups in opposition to our policy positions on church-state separation than ever before. Their goal is to implement their Christian worldview. To Christianize America. To save us!”
Foxman identified Focus on the Family, Alliance Defense Fund, the American Family Association and the Family Research Council as the “major players.” He accused them of wanting “to Christianize all aspects of American life, from the halls of government to the libraries, to the movies, to recording studios, to the playing fields and locker rooms of professional, collegiate and amateur sports; from the military to SpongeBobSquarePants. No effort is made to hide their goals or their ambitions, and their vision of America is far different from ours.”
Don Feder issued these remarks: “Abe Foxman is hysterical, paranoid and agenda driven. There is no conspiracy to Christianize America unless Foxman considers keeping God in the Pledge of Allegiance and maintaining the traditional definition of marriage to be Christianizing America. Where does Foxman think the so-called Christianizers got the morality they are trying to force on America? From the Bible! The Torah is the foundation of Western ethics.”