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July 13, 1984 - Image 23

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-07-13

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NEWS

"Rear

LEATHER FURNITURE

Protestant and Catholic
leaders denounce Farrakhan

New York (JTA) — In the
two weeks since Black Mus-
lim leader Louis Farrakhan
denounced Judaism as a
° "gutter religion," Israel as
an "outlaw nation," and its
supporters as being
engaged in a "criminal con-
spiracy," a broad cross-
section of leading Protes-
tant, Evangelical and
Roman Catholic leaders
throughout the United.
States have condemned
Farrakhan for his disparag-
ing statements. (Farrakhan
said he is suing — for $110
million — newspapers that
reported he called Judaism
a gutter religion.)
The•reaction to the Black
Muslim leader from groups
such as the U.S. Catholic
Conference and the South-
ern Baptist Convention,
was welcomed by Rabbi A.
James Rudin, director of the
American Jewish Commit-
tee's department of inter-
religious affairs. He
stressed that the reaction
from the various groups in-
clude those which are
theologically conservative
and others which are
theologically liberal.
Southern Baptist leaders,
including. Convention
President Charles Stanley,
held a news conference in
Dallas to "denounce bigotry
and declare to the world
that such attacks on Israel,
the Jewish people and
Judaism will be resisted by
God-fearing Christians."
Along with Stanley, other
signators of the statement
issued at the news confer-
ence included two past
presidents of the Southern
Baptist Convention, Bailey
Smith and James Draper;
Judge Paul Pressler, a
member of the executive
board of the convention; W.
A. Criswell, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Dal-
las; and Russel Kaemmerl-
ing, editor of the Southern
Baptist Advocate based in
Dallas.
Meanwhile, Dr. Claire
Randall, general secretary
of the National Council of
Churches, issued a state-
ment denouncing Far-
rakhan shortly after the
Black Muslim leaders re-
marks were broadcast on
June 24 on a local Chicago
radio. station.
Rev. Donald Heintschel,
associate general secretary
of the U.S. Caholic Coffer-
ence, said Farrakhan had
"gone beyond the bounds of
political rhetoric"•when he
attacked Judaism. "Such
language Catholic Ameri-
cans believe with all Ameri-
cans imply has no place in
the public forum," Heitschel
declared.
The Archdiocese of Bos-
ton accused Fairakhan of
having violated the care-
fully nurtured tradition , of

• changed the group's name
and sought to steer the
group toward orthodox Is-
lamic' teachings, along with
opening the movement to
cooperation with whites.
By the late 1970's with
Black Muslim membership
suffering, Farrakhan
formed a separate group
which• he viewed as reaf-
firming the doctrines of
Elijah Muhammad and his
vision of the Nation of Is-
lam. These doctrines in-
clude the belief that whites
are "devils," that blacks are
superior and are God's cho-
sen people, and that blacks
should have a separate na-
tion within the U.S.
In Dallas, Southern Bap-
tist leaders joined with the
Holyland Fellowship of
Christians and Jews to re-
lease a statement of support
for Jewish people in light of
Farrakhan's anti-semitic
statements.
Signing the statement of
"What he
support were W. A. Cris-
pastor of First Baptist
preaches is not at well,
Church of Dallas; James T.
all what we
Draper, pastor of First Bap-
tist Church of Eules, Tex.
believe in."
and past president of the
Southern Baptist Connven-
tion; Paige Patterson,
president of CriswellCenter
Semitism to become an for Biblical Studies in Dal-
issue in our presidential las; Ed McAteer, candidate
for United States Senate
election process."
Farrakhan's statements from Memphis; Judge Paul
about Judaism and Israel Pressler of. Houston, a
also were denounced by member of the executive
former Vice President Wal- board of the Convention;
ter Mondale', the likely and Bailey Smith, pastor of
Democratic Presidential First Southern Baptist
Church of Del City; Okla.,
candidate.
At a news conference with and past president of the
the Rev. Jesse Jackson: Convention.'
In Kansas City, NAACP
Mondale said he considered
Farrakhan's remarks . Executive Director Benja-
"poison and I repudiate not min Hooks, who this week
only the statements but Mr. opened' the 75 annual con-
vention of the civil rights
Farrakhan."
In New York, Black Mus- organization, said relations
lim. leader Warith Deen between blacks and Jews
Muhammad blasted Far- • - will improve "because there
rakhan for his anti-Seinitic is no alternative."
But despite persistent
diatribe, saying the former
follower of Muhammad's questioning, Hooks refused
father, Elijah Muhammad, to criticize the Rev. Jesse
does not preach the true Jackson for his remarks
about Jews or his relation-
teachings of Islam.
"What he preaches is not ship with Black Muslim
at all what we believe in," leader Louis Farrakhan, ac-
Muhammad said. "As far as cording to the Kansas City
his statements against Jewish chronicle.
Jews, we don't share in that
In a news confeience last
at all."
Sunday, Hooks said that
Muhammad was joined in Jackson "apologized and
the news conference by has disavowed" remarks re-
Muhammad Ali, the former ferring to Jews as "Hymies"
world heavyweight boxing and that the 'Democratic
champion; who called Far- Pre'sidential aspirant has
rakhan's remarks "unfor- also repudiated remarks by
tunate."
Farrakhan who described
There are 'more than Judaism as a "gutter reli-
100,000 followers of gion." Other Black spokes-
Muhammad who is the men, Hooks said, should not
leader of the American have to answer for Far-
Muslim Mission. Upon rakhan's comments.
Instead, the NAACP offi-
Elijah Muhammad's death
at the age of 77 in:1975, his cial, said the, responsibility
son took over the leadership for Publicizing Farrakhan
position of what was known
as the • Nation of Islam, Continued on next page

the rational dialogue
among people of different
faiths when he denounced
Judaism.
In Southern California,
Catholic and Protestant
church leaders denounced
Farrakhan according to the
AJCommittee. Bishop
Robert Rusack of the Epis-
copal Diocese condemned
Farrakhan's "irresponsible
and uninformed anti-
Semitic remarks." He added
that the Episcopal Church
denounces "public state-
ments designed to ignite
tensions and to undermine
respect between Jews and
other groups and races."
Speaking for • the
Presbyterian Church, Dr.
Fred Beebe, 'executive of to
Presbyterian Synod, said
that "it is troubling and un-
acceptable for anti-

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