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Calling Christians ‘the Jews of our time’

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 29, 2009 | 10:46 pm

In an interview with World magazine, which is like Time for evangelical Christians, Michael J. Horowitz, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a Jew who has worked closely with evangelicals, says:

I started looking at [human rights] and I made an eerie discovery: In so many ways, Christians had become the Jews of our time—the scapegoats of choice for the thug regimes around the world. One hundred years ago, if you wanted to know whether there were human rights in a country you didn’t need a fancy human-rights survey, you’d go in the local synagogue and if the Jews were persecuted you knew that there was some dictatorship persecuting everyone else. Now, going into remnant communist countries or Muslim countries, you don’t need a fancy survey. Go to an Evangelical church, go to a house church, and if they are scared and if they’re getting arrested and persecuted you know no one else is free.

Horowitz’s interviewer was Marvin Olasky, World’s editor in chief and a Christian convert from Judaism.

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