Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Baptists Moving to Gaza?

Israel National News is reporting that police believe 50,000 Baptists will soon arrive from the United States and take up residency in Gaza.

There is no doubt that many Baptists are Christian Zionists who would work diligently both in the U.S. and in Israel to impede any peace plan that involved trading land for peace and dismantling settlements in Israel. I think that it is highly unlikely that 50,000 of them will be taking up even temporary residency in Gaza. If there is any truth to this rumor, I suspect that 5,000 would be the upper range of possibility and 500 might be more realistic.

Baptists are much more likely to give money to the causes in which they believe. Few of them would actually engage in any act of civil disobedience -- particularly in a foreign country.

(Thanks to Baptists Today for calling attention to this story.)


grandma1 said...

I can't believe any Baptists would migrate to Gaza. Is someone paying them to do this?

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

I think it is a wild rumor.

Someone might pay for them to visit Gaza for a while.