Letters to the Editor: Kanye West’s antisemitism is sadly familiar. Our response doesn’t have to be the same as his.
If you find it offensive to be called “Jewish dog,” so what? This is America: We’re all equal under the law, regardless of religious belief.
There’s a reason that all the main Christian denominations call others who reject their doctrine “apostates.” It’s because they believe everyone deserves a second chance if they repent.
That’s something Jews have always believed, and this is no different. Kanye West is not alone. But, as much as we try to not, sometimes we can be tempted to be dismissive of other voices.
If we’re being cynical about religion, perhaps it’s because we don’t want to believe people can change.
But there’s a reason why people have been persecuted and killed for so many years. These are not the actions of an angry mob. These are actions by rational, civilized people. There is a reason why people are offended when someone calls someone else a racist, because people are people and racism is wrong.
It is, however, important to recognize that calling someone “Jewish dog” is not an insult. It is a legitimate statement, aimed at someone who will not repent.
By the way, the only group in America that calls anyone “Jewish dog” is Christians.
Springfield Christian Academy
In a Nutshell
In the last few weeks, a small, but vocal group of fans of rapper Kanye West have been spreading the word that he is anti-Semitic.
It’s a good idea to listen to people who oppose you, and they are good sources into why you should listen and consider their ideas.
However, as someone who grew up in the Catholic Church, I am ashamed at my own behavior in not listening to an entire group of people who are trying to discredit the Church with false accusations.
In what has become a national crusade, we have been met with the hateful words of people like Tim Nunn and his group “The Catholic Church and the Hypocrisy of the West” who are spreading