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Palm Beach County Dem chair: Fundamentalist Christians want Jews ‘slaughtered’

by George Bennett | September 5th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an interview posted on the conservative Breitbart site, Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel says Jews shouldn’t trust pro-Israel Christians.

“The Christians just want us to be there so we can be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second coming of Jesus Christ,” Siegel said while attending the Democratic National Convention. “The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord. It is a false friendship. They are seeking their own ends and not ours.”

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51 Responses to “Palm Beach County Dem chair: Fundamentalist Christians want Jews ‘slaughtered’”

  1. Jimmy Says:

    // Hi George. Saw this bit on the net. //

    Christians Don’t Want Jewish Death

    Mark Alan Siegel, Palm Beach Democrat leader, stated on Sep. 5 that “fundamentalist Christians…want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord.”
    It wasn’t Glenn Beck, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey or any other Christian who first talked about the predicted massive slaughter of Jews during what Christians call the “end times.”
    It was the ancient Hebrew prophet Zechariah who as long ago as 487 B.C. predicted that two-thirds of Jewry in the “last days” will be killed (Zech. 13:8).
    All true Christian leaders view this scripture with horror and sympathy and NOT with glee!
    Fundamentalist Christians are actually waiting for an “any-moment rapture” to Heaven (several years before the second coming) and do not believe that any event, including this final Jewish holocaust, has to happen before their escapist rapture happens.
    More shocks. Fundamentalists have recently been learning that their rapture belief was first taught in Britain in 1830 and that it wasn’t widely adopted by Americans until the early 1900s. The documentation on all this is in “The Rapture Plot” (carried by online bookstores) which also reveals for the first time that, amazingly enough, this British theory has an anti-Jewish foundation!
    Although many Jews feel uncomfortable around non-Jewish religions, evangelical Christians (including fundamentalists) are still the best friends of Jewish persons and Israel.

  2. lox boy Says:

    That must mean that Iranians are all Christians????

  3. SteveO Says:

    A true nut case. He should hang around the neck of every Democratic politician who does not denounce his words and demand he be put out to pasture.

  4. Barbara Says:

    I, as a Christian, am HIGHLY offended that this man speaks for all of us in that tone! He had better worry about other “religions” who want everyone killed because they do not believe in what they do. Wake up Mister, think. This person is highly offensive to me and friends of Israel.

  5. Just sayin Says:

    Anyone notice the difference between the two conventions?? All the Republicans talked about were jobs, America, prosperity, God and working hard. There was no nastiness like this. The libs have already booed God, booed Jerusalem, kicked an empty chair while yelling “kickass” and now this. They truly have no class and are exposing their true manner every day.

  6. Greg Says:

    This bigot should resign as soon as possible. Being an evangelical, I hear this sickening garbage all the time from a large assortment of liberal groups.

  7. bryan Says:

    If a Christian said something like this about Jewish peoples, he/she would be crucified in public and end up having to say a public apology.

  8. Stace Says:

    All I have to say is “WOW” :( He just brought some bad Karma on himself!!!!

  9. let honest votes count Says:

    Please just support stopping the corruption in the voting process and let all honest votes count.

  10. Forgone Conclusion Says:

    I believe that Siegel is right. The so called christians in this country have reinvented Christianity to suit themselves. They are trying to bring about the “end times” so they can ascend to heaven. By doing this, they are acting in place of their “god.” That and the fact that so many christians are now practicing cafeteria christianity, where they choose those aspects of the Bible that suit them and ignore the parts of the Bible that don’t suit them. Example. There are many abominations in the Bible. However, with today’s cafeteria christians the only abomination that matters is the gay abomination. They have singled out gays for their hatred while ignoring all of the other abominations. As in selective religion. Mr. Siegel makes a good point. These so called christians are trying to cause “the end” to happen to suit themselves. This is something that only God can do!

  11. tallyguy1 Says:

    Jewish Americans better wake up! If you think for one second this administration supports Israel in any way, shape or form you are enabling its very destruction by putting this man back in the White House. Book it Dano!

  12. Melissa Says:

    He’s not wrong. Christian’s only push for a unified Jerusalem because that is a requirement for the second coming- not because they care about Jewish rights to the city. And, from what I read, only the Christians get to go to heaven and everyone else, including the Jews, die on earth. Is that not what it says?

  13. Disgusted Says:

    It’s time PBC Democrat party. It’s time. Time to fix your leadership problems.

  14. Alienated Says:

    How man christians died fighting in the Middle East to help ensure Israel is protected?

    If there can’t be peace between the leader of the local democrat party and christians; then there can not be peace anywhere.

    Something is very wrong with the democrat party in Palm Beach.

  15. Danny Says:

    And the ‘Hate Fest’ continues.
    Divide and concur, the rich vs. the poor; women vs. men; Republicans vs. women; Republicans vs. everybody, white vs. Black, white vs. Hispanic, and now Jew vs. Christian. This hate fest turns my stomach.

    The republican convention was about inclusiveness and the concepts of achievement and success for everyone. For the Republican, the American Dream is the opportunity for everyone to achieve their dreams through hard work, personal investment, innovation and sacrifice. No mater how poor you are or what your color, nationality, accent, or religion, no matter what your background, we all have opportunity to try, to pursue. We are not granted a guarantee of success, only of opportunity. But when after all the hard work, personal investment, innovation and sacrifice, we finely achieve success, we believe we have the right to receive the reward of that success and the government doesn’t have the right to take away our rewards at an undue rate.

    The democratic version of the American dream is we can only make it is the government is there to support us. The person who never takes a risk to create a new business is just as much a contributor as the person who will only work for guaranteed wages and benefits. And if someone has, through lifestyle choices, made themselves unable to work, they are still as valuable as a business owner. No real success happens unless the government helps make it so. Therefore any success greater than the basic really belongs to the government.

    The black and white difference between the Dem and the Rep is the definition of the American Dream. Your vote will determine which future you and your children have. One of unlimited opportunity and the risks the come with it. – OR – One of government dependency (and the guaranteed (low) living standards that go with it.

  16. spence Says:

    Wow, what a pathetic situation this country is in, when the worth of anyone running for office is based on whether the believe in fairy tales about “chosen” people, and whether they will grovel before them.

  17. Bobby Says:

    @ Just Sayin -
    There are wacko nuts on both sides. You say there was none of this at the RNC? I suppose the two republicans at the RNC throwing nuts at the black woman and saying “This is how we feed animals” doesn’t count? Not all republicans think like those two idiots and not all democrats think like Siegel. I’m an independent so I view both sides with an open mind. Too bad the parties can’t do the same.

  18. Gabriel Says:

    This man is very misled about the doctrine of Christianity. Even if the intended target of his prejudiced words is a small handful of religious nuts, he is trying to paint all Christians as one evil color. The true fundamental doctrine of Christianity is LOVE. This man appears to be purposefully misapplying the false doctrines of a few small non-christian cults (nazi’s?)toward the true faith of Christianity for POLITICAL gain. This is a calssic example of a political Red Herring Fallacy. (A red herring fallacy is an error in logic where a proposition is, or is intended to be misleading in order to make irrelevant or false inferences. In the general case any logical inference based on fake arguments, intended to replace the lack of real arguments or to replace implicitly the subject of the discussion.) Every Christian I’ve known has a deep love and respect for Israel and the worldwide residents of the Nation of Israel. When Benjamin Netanyahu came to my chuch to speak about 12 years ago, he had open arms toward us as brothers. The only true friends the Jewish people have on earth is the Evangelical Christian people. Loving God’s Chosen People is born out of knowing God’s Love for them. This man either has never known a real Christian, has been hurt by someone claiming to be Christian, or has been taught this by a hateful influence. But again, his motives appear political and therefore intrinsically false.

  19. Realty Check Says:

    The Democratic National Committee deleted God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from the Democratic Party Platform. Only public outrage forced their inclusion. The DNC are the REAL anti-semites!

  20. Big Dem Says:

    The Democrats have become so arrogant that now they are openly speaking their minds unfiltered. This was no slip of the tongue, it was intentional. This bigot will say anything to win, including total lies, without batting an eye. DWS said similar things repeatedly. They believe the media will protect them by either hiding their statements (always did before the internet and AM radio) or excuse it away with “interpretation.” I used to cringe when I read the hate-filled postings of liberals on this site, but now I welcome it. It provides a public view of the intolerant, hate-filled party the Democrats have become.

    Wait for it, wait for it…

  21. Steve Ellman Says:

    There goes all the votes Obama was going to get from the fundamentalist Christian community.

  22. Sammy Says:

    LMAO!!! He sure did churn up allot of mosity on all sides!!! There is enough to go around on all sides.

  23. Rebel Roy Says:

    Why didn`t this brave democrat make the same statement,but replace the word christian with muslim. Or is he afraid to?

  24. Catholic Says:

    This man should not be head of PBC DNC. His interpretation is way off. This country has always been committed to standing by Israel yet the current POTUS has not once visited their country. In the 1963 Nostra Aetate, it states that the Jews and Catholics share a common spiritual patrimony. Jews and Catholics both have responsibility to do what they can to ensure that future obstacles to mutual understanding and respect are overcome and that the church and the Jewish people remain living witnesses to HOPE for a more PEACEFUL FUTURE FOR ALL GOD’S CHILDREN. I don’t know what kind of Christianity Mr. Siegel was referring to, but it certainly was not Catholic.

  25. John in Delray Says:

    I’m a registered Democrat.
    Mr. Siegal’s remarks are those of a bigot..
    Bigotry is anathema to Democrats
    The Democratic Party of Palm Beach County needs to dismiss Mr. Siegel or bring disgrace upon itself.

  26. crobb Says:

    I’m astounded that a representative of the Democrats would make such an outrageous statement. The man is mad.

  27. SwampGator Says:

    Wow, that dude should be thrown out of his office, I am not a devote Christian, but I certainly am offended by this guys hateful, racist rhetoric. This guys is a full blown racist.

  28. Steve Ellman Says:

    Can we see the whole interview instead of a snippet? Some context would be useful.

  29. Bito Says:

    Its OFFICIAL, both sides have morons, bigots and IDIOTS. I rest my case.

  30. Wake Up Says:

    NOTHING on the change in the Democrat platform regarding Israel from the Palm Beach Post! Just ignores it! Too much for readers to handle because it’s a negative for Obama.

    1. Just look at the 2008 democrat platform and then look at the initial Democrat platform for 2012. THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE!

    2. Are Obama democrats saying they didn’t read what was stated in the 2012 platform? It wasn’t important enough?!

    3. Yes, there was dissention on the floor of the convention. There were 3 votes to try and pass the new changes!

    4. Something is seriously wrong and onerous going on in the democrat party.

    5. The Palm Beach Post doesn’t want to cast any negative light on Democrats. Biased and slanted!

  31. Former "Christian" Says:

    Yes, his words may offend many “Christians”, but he speaks the truth.

  32. Give it back Says:

    OMG. This person must be off their medication? Who knows.

    Hitlerrrr committed crimes against Pols, Austrians, English, Americans, etc etc…..the only people that got “land” from the Post WW II Hitleerrr Guilt complex where the Jews.

    Israel is an artificial state. It was not created by conquest but by a UN Resolution basically giving Palestinian Land to the Jews that were scattered over the world. What if the UN decided to give your house to the Jews today? What would you do?

    They say the biggest hoax ever played was when the English, et al, prayed on Jewish greed and gave them a piece of someone elses land in the middle of the desert surrounded by arabs and muslims and no oil.

    Israel is going to be a mad dog barking for a very long time.

    Its a pity. Pity for them. Pity of all. Just sad.

    And the Palestinians whose land was stolen from them? They are starved , put in camps and treated worse thatn dogs by the Israelis it seems. So very sad. Why don’t they give the Palestinians their land back and save the whole world a lot of trouble.

    No issues with Judaism or Jews. They are great and free to worship as they please. Very very bright and hard working people.

    But the Palestinians deserve to get their land back.

    Otherwise, the vendetta created by the land grab/theft will never end.

  33. Unnecessary distraction Says:

    Incredibly unfortunate. A DNC gathering to rally around their incumbent, is completely lost in the racist babble of this dinosaur. And worse yet, another black eye to PBC for this cretin to be representative of anything or anyone in our area. Immediate dismissal… immediate apology… and immediate P-R (like the head of the Catholic Church standing alongside the head of the Jewish Federation) to keep all of us from being the baby with the bath water.

  34. rickopf Says:

    He sounds like a typical “Dimoldcrap.”

  35. robert patton Says:

    Hey Mark, too little, too late!

  36. robert patton Says:

    One other item, Mark, Are you a friend of Iran?

  37. Lois Says:

    So, the Jewish religion is truly WORSE than the Catholics when you listen to the TRUTH a “Jewish Leader” believes in…at an American “only” event meant for Democrats.

    If Jews down in Florida feel this way, then it is time to MOVE back to your OWN COUNTRY/STATE of Isreal and take your HATE SPEECH with you as this is a CHRISTIAN NATION that was formed around the BIBLE…NOT the Torah!!!

    No wonder Jews never have the courage to speak out and intentionally insulate themselves from everyone else they deem “less than themselves” by virtue of their religion.

    It is sad but it is no wonder that people like him are hindering the first black president and refuse to take blacks into their Temples and Synagogues.

    If they are truly Anti-Christians as Mr. Siegel believes, then no wonder they believe that blacks were meant to serve them as slaves. Obama needs to talk to this man and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and explain that America is not here for them to manipulate as they do with their surrounding nations back home. If they don’t like it they can take their manufactured wealth and propencity for fianacial fraud (a la Madoff, Rothstein, etc.) and leave America to those who are true PATRIOTS of the USA!!!

  38. William Says:

    This is absolutely shocking.This man is a bigot and a disgrace to people of all faiths.More importantly,he is a disgrace to the United States of America.He should leave this country as he obviously has not read the 10 comandments.

  39. Dr. Ron Polland Says:

    Where does this guy go on Friday night: Temple Beth HAMAS?

    I know one name that will NOT be enscribed in the Bbook of Life.

    This is something that would come out of the mouth of a Muslim Cleric on Al-Aksa TV.

    Maybe he is a Muslim because EVERY Muslim is taught from childhood, the story of the Stone and Tree, when, at the end of days, the stones and trees will cry out:

    “Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him.”

    But there are thousands of references to killing Jews in the Koran and the Hadith.

    In the Shiite version, their Messiah, the 12th Imam will not appear until all the jews are slaughtered – which is why Iran is building a nuke.

    Ahmadinejad really does believe that nuking Israel, regardless of how many non-Jews and Muslims are also murdered, will hasten the arrival of the 12th Imam.

    Hitler did it and the world stood by and let him do it.

    Never again.

  40. EggPie Jones Says:

    I wouldn’t want to see him slaughterd. He sounds cute!

  41. Fenria Says:

    Sounds good to me. Time for the US to part ways with the leech that is Israel. Imagine how many billions of dollars a year we can save! I have absolutely no problem not being a friend of Israel.

  42. bellflower Says:

    This is the flavor of the day among those Jews who want to find an excuse to hate Christians who are determined, before The LORD, to love them. We are accused of only caring about them because we are waiting for the time of great destruction to come to them before Jesus returns.

    What they either ignore, or are ignorant of, is that Christians are going upon what is written in Holy Scripture. The old writings that Jews subscribe to as the holy writings of The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have many prophesies about the end times, when Israel will go through a time of trouble that will be far worse than at any time during their history, where only a remnant will be saved. We did not make it up, it is in Holy Scripture. If they have an argument with it they need to take it up with The LORD, but it will not do any good, as Scripture cannot be broken.


    Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.


    Jeremiah 30:4 And these [are] the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

    30:5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    30:6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

    30:7 Alas! for that day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

  43. bellflower Says:

    I love and stand with Israel!!!

  44. Ardent Anti-Zionist Says:

    This is a phony battle of words between Zionists and Zionists. Nothing will come of it but more disastrous Zionism.

  45. Bill Says:

    What this guy said is correct. I learned this in a bible study class when I was dating a girl who was a Pentecostal. That’s why they try to convert the Jews. Read the book of revelations. It is the Christian fundamentalist dirty little secret.

  46. Ardent Anti-Zionist Says:

    It is no secret that the Jews hate and reject Jesus Christ. I can just see Mark Alan Siegel on the streets of ancient Jerusalem giving Jesus a hard time.

    Christian supporters of Israel have Stockholm syndrome.

  47. Uh oh! Says:

    It is evident there is a serious problem in the Palm Beach County Democrat Party.

    Democrats elected this man? Certainly, he is not bashful in speaking his mind. This can not be the first time Mr. Siegel has spoken like this.

    Democrats knew Mr Siegel’s philosophy and still they voted him Chairman.

    What kind of people control what democrats run for office in Palm Beach county.

    Be frightened citizens! Be frightened.

    Problems in Palm Beach County!

  48. Sad time Says:

    Everyone realizes how many Americans have died in the Middle East fighting to protect Israel.

    Then ask yourself: How many Israelis are fighting in the trenches BESIDE American soldiers?

    How much money goes to Israel, while Americans do without?

    All people are equal. One religious group is not better than another religious group.

    Mark Alan Siegel has setback the relationship, (now in doubt) between jewish people and people of other religions.

    An underground of hate in the jewish community.

    How can there be peace when there is talk as such?

    Die for us, Fund us, but we despise you.

    What a sad state of affairs.

  49. Ninure da Hippie Says:

    I guess none of the readers of this publication have ever heard of the “Left Behind” books/movies?

    Or they have never of the Christian doctrine of the Rapture?

    Fundamentalist Christians are the one who really hate Israel, just listen to their sermons on “reaching the Jews”!!

  50. bellflower Says:

    Christians do not hate Jews, but there is plenty of Jew hatred on the net almost everywhere. It is interesting that Christians, who love and stand with Israel, are the ones accused of hating Jews, while Jew hatred is real and growing from many other factions. Jews have to make up reasons why fundamental Christians are wrong, and make up that we hate them. It is too hard for them to face the fact that Jesus, The King of The Jews, is their very own Messiah. Their own writings declare Jesus as their Messiah, but as the Apostle Paul said, until the time of the gentiles in over they have spiritual blinders on their eyes. If any Jew would read their own Holy Scriptures, without prejudice, they would find Jesus plainly and clearly in them over and over. They also would find prophesies about the end of time when there will be a time of Jacob’s troubles that will surpass any times of suffering that Jews had done in the past. The book of Revelation merely expounds on what is already written in ancient Jewish holy writings. Again Christians did not make up the time of Jacob’s troubles at the end of this age, it is in their own writings. If only they are honest, they will find that Jesus is their beloved Messiah, and He will come again and save the remnant of Israel at the end of this age, just as it is written in their OWN holy writings and yes, also in ours as Christians, because the same God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has inspired both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and they both agree with each other, though the New Testament is after the Messiah’s sacrificial death, with more information about the end of this age when He will come back as the conquering King of The Jews and save them.

  51. Ardent Anti-Zionist Says:

    Pilate had to execute Jesus because the Jews were going to report Pilate for being no friend of Caesar’s if he didn’t.

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