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Being a minister doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart

In Portland, Maine, a Baptist minister gave a sermon about how Christians should support Jews and the nation of Israel. The sermon’s point was to express love and admiration for the Jews. The sermon’s title: “The Only Way to Destroy the Jewish Race.”

The title was published in the church’s ad in the local paper the day before he preached the sermon. When people freaked out, the minister said he “never expected” the title to elicit a negative response.

Really? You didn’t think calling your sermon “The Only Way to Destroy the Jewish Race” might cause people to think you were delivering an anti-Semitic speech? Really? Huh.

One Response to “Being a minister doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart”

  1. Momma Snider Says:

    Wow. It would be a little more understandable if he’d said “Jewish beliefs” or even “the Jewish religion” or something, assuming he meant to preach Christianity. But destroying a Race doesn’t imply anything good, no matter how you play the words.

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