Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I Wonder How John Knox is Doing These Days

Talleyrand points out that, "A staff that has lost touch with congregations is a small thing, a minor annoyance, compared to one that has wholly lost touch with reality, so that we are now selling this book through our denominational publishing house."

It turns out that the Westminster John Knox Press—a division of the denominational publisher for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-is publishing a 9/11 consipracy book.

"We have a long tradition of being a publisher of somewhat progressive stances on theological and social issues, so it is not out of character for us to do this," said Jack Keller, vice president of publishing at WJK. "Whether or not people were fully persuaded by the arguments, he was certainly raising some interesting issues."

The good news?

James Berkley, the director of Presbyterian Action for Faith and Freedom, said that Westminster's decision to publish Griffin's book "is both laughable and pathetic" and that the publishing company is not ideologically in line with most Presbyterians.

This kind of garbage, coupled with the singling out of Israel for divestment, should make all Prebyterians very wary of our outspoken 'leadership' in high positions within our denomination. Not to mention that this particular publisher describes itself as prone to progressive (*AKA leftist*) stances.

We should give this action the same treatment as if they had published a screed for the KKK or the Nazis.

I'm sure these folks wouldn't approve of these guys supporting our efforts in the Middle East either. I guess they would if the message were to their liking though.