George W. Bush Fundraising for Group that Seeks to “Save” Jews for Second Coming of Christ

bushWhen I first read this story, I had to look over it twice just to understand what I had just read.  The story of which I am speaking, first reported by Mother Jones, shares the news that former President George W. Bush will be a keynote speaker at a fundraising event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute.

Now, why is this a story?  Because the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute is a group that seeks to “restore” Israel and Jewish people—oh, and bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ.

To show just how radical of a group this is, their big keynote speaker last year was none other than Glenn Beck.  That tells you the kind of people they attract and what sort of radical message they’re spreading.

According to the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute’s website, their “mission” is to, “Educate Christians in their role to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy and thus save some of them.”

When hearing of the news that Bush would be speaking at a fundraising event for this group, Mother Jones reported that Rabbi David Saperstein, the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said, “It’s disappointing that he would give his stamp of approval to a group whose program is an express effort to convert Jews and not to accept the validity of the Jewish covenant.”

Now mind you, it’s one thing for someone like Glenn Beck or Rick Santorum (someone who has also spoken for groups such as these) to give these types of fundraising speeches for a group so radical—but a former United States President?

Bush was just president a handful of years ago and now he’s speaking to a group that’s a borderline cult (if it’s not an outright one), with a goal to discredit the Jewish religion in an effort to “convert” them for “salvation” — in anticipation of the second coming of Jesus Christ.

A group that most all credible Jewish organizations condemn.

Just let that sink in for a moment.

Oh, and when Beck spoke there, he was apparently introduced as a “prophet”—yes, that happened.

Then one of their board members claims that the reason why money is so important to their cause is so that they can properly “convert” enough Jews to believe that Jesus Christ is their savior.  Why is that so important one might wonder?  Well, that’s the best part.  Because when there are enough Jewish people that believe in Jesus Christ, this board member claims, “some sort of a trigger will go off in heaven, and our father in heaven will say, ‘Okay, son, it’s time to get your bride.'”

Yeah, those are comments from a board member for this group.  A group which is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for this “cause” that former President Bush will be speaking at.

What the hell is wrong with these people?  Why do they feel the need to try to force their warped religious views on others?

But like I said, it’s one thing when someone like “the prophet” Glenn Beck speaks at one of these events.  He’s nothing more than some sensationalized right-wing clown who’s out to make money profiting off the ignorance of people who are gullible enough to believe this kind of nonsense.  However, for a man who was President of the United States just 5 years ago—it’s pathetic and downright embarrassing.

Just when I thought I couldn’t be any more embarrassed that George W. Bush was actually our president, I guess he felt the need to prove me wrong.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Michael Doyle

    Glenn Beck was a Morning Zoo Keeper. Enough said.

  • gary

    Utter Bullshit………..Bush screwed us when he was in office, now he needs to shut the hell up and stay on his ranch where he can be as worthless there as he was while he was in Washington D.C. I hope people don’t fall for this, it is another ploy to take money from american people for their own gain…..Worthless pieces of shit!!!!!!!!!!

    • patsijean

      He lives in Dallas now in a “upper class” neighborhood.

  • Bud

    It’s all about the money. You don’t thing Beck or Bush spoke for free, do you?

    • regressive rightwing trash

      praise jeeeesus!!!

  • dave s

    According to the Christians bullshit beliefs, even if all the Jews were converted, only 144,000 will be saved.

    • Eason Hoelsken

      That would be witnesses Dave

    • Leah J. Prewitt

      Do your homework-then talk about what Christians believe. Some fundamentalists believe this. Some Christians believe the book of Revelations is not prophesy, and I am one of the millions of Chrisians who doesn’t believe the Bible is the actual word of God.

      • regressive rightwing trash

        then according to “born again” cretins U will be joining me in the warmth of hades

  • worrierking

    If Israel thinks that American Evangelical and fundamentalist Christians give them unwavering support because they truly respect their beliefs they’re wrong. The only reason they’ve cozied up to Israel is that the Jews and Israel play an important part in their Endtimes scenario.

    And it doesn’t work out well for them.

    • buricco

      I’ve been saying this for years.

    • Genie Christie Long

      My rabbi says that they only give us money so the Temple can be rebuilt, since that has to happen before their Jesus can come back. Once he’s here, we all have to convert or burn in hell. Rabbi says “I’ll take the money and take my chances.”

  • They need to put a bigger fence around that ranch in Crawford…with the locks on the outside! You embarrassed the NATION for 8 years George. Time for you to sit down and shut up!

    • Democrat for life

      No brains, no shame describes Bush well!

      • Pat Austin

        In his defense, I will say that George W. is actually a very intelligent person. On paper, he’s a man of superior intellect; however, public speaking is something he was never good at. His whole cabinet used him as a puppet and a scapegoat for 8 years. He was the president of the United States, he should have had the balls to stand up to them. He has and always will be considered a disgrace to Americans everywhere. This man should just stay out of the limelight and let us forget all about him. He’s a Judas that sold his people out for wealth and a personal vendetta. May he rot in hell

        -registered democrat

      • merccougar89

        His approval rating is higher than Obama’s as we speak by 1%..

      • Pat Austin

        That worries me :/ merccougar89. I’ve even been debating on sliding to the independent party myself. This country is in the gutter, it has been for a very long time. There are few politicians that I trust to make the right decisions these days. Corporate welfare has destroyed this country and “we the people” have had just about enough.

      • regressive rightwing trash

        as voted on by regressive white trash Christian scum rightwing crybabies

      • Odd Jørgensen

        He left office at 22%, Guess what Obama`s numbers are now as he is ready to leave?

        “With just weeks to go before Barack Obama’s presidency comes to an end, his overall approval rating is the highest it’s been in four years, and public assessments of the nation’s economy have grown more positive.

        Fifty-six percent of Americans approve of the overall job Mr. Obama is doing as president – the highest since December 2012, shortlyafter his reelection, while 36 percent disapprove.”

      • Phoebe Moody

        I agree with everything here with one BIG exception: the “intelligent person” part. He is very CLEARLY a complete BUFFOON. A DUNCE. The more accurate descriptive “i” word for this DUFAS is NOT “intelligent” — It is “IMBECILE”. I want to actually SEE his score on the Cambridge “IQ” test! MY money is on it being ’80’ … or BELOW!!! (PS ….. And did you actually WITNESS him demonstrate his so-called “superior intellect” written “on paper” at the moment of his supposedly “writing” it?? These people do NOT, on average, write their own speeches, books, etc.. “Dufas Dubya” is most likely NO EXCEPTION to this general rule of thumb! Write a BOOK? GEORGE W. BUSH??! LOL!! GOOD ONE!!!)

      • Pat Austin

        Lol! That’s just want I’ve heard on the streets Phoebe. Could be just hearsay, but you’re probably right, maybe he is just one big stupid piece of crap

      • Phoebe Moody

        He IS exactly THAT ….. ONE BIG STUPID PIECE OF CRAP! Absolutely everything about the guy is deplorable. He’s an inept rich boy ….. who even got out of serving in Vietnam through “Daddy’s” connections. He has gotten by on a pass his entire sorry, useless life. And THAT includes the tragedies which our country suffered — and CONTINUES to suffer — as a result of his fraudulent election to the Presidency. As a result of his ineptitude ….. we will be many, many years trying to recover from it all. All I can say is — the man better hope that for the remainder of his time left on this earth ….. he had better hope that he is NEVER EVER in the same room with ME. For he will not be able to walk out before he gets a facefull of my sputum.

      • frank elliott

        His own mother, Barbara Bush actually described him as “the stupid one” or have you forgotten that little tidbit of history…..

  • Aviva

    We cannot look to a person as God , God is a spirit …a perfect entity …no human can be perfect….it is a philosophical difference between Christianity and Judiasm.

  • Pat Austin

    George W.,
    I can appreciate that you’re a man of faith, but if you’re referring to the same Jesus Christ that I worship, trust me, you are one of the LAST people he would care to speak to. Priests may offer you forgiveness in the name of God, through confession, but you will realize that when your day arrives, you will be going to a place where Christ can’t be found. I can tell you this, God will not have mercy on your soul

    • Pat Austin

      God cares nothing about accomplishments, wealth or status in society, that doesn’t earn you a ticket into heaven. Rather, he cares about what good you do with the time you’ve been given. You’ve hurt far more people than you will ever realize and your sins are something you will have to learn to live with. If society can’t forgive you, what makes you think God will? Good will always triumph evil, and you sir, are wicked smh.

      • regressive rightwing trash

        good will always triumph? tell that to the 11 million hitler killed,,,,,,,the 25 million ( his OWN people) stalin killed,,,,the 40plus million ( again; his OWN people) Mao killed,,,,,, don’t tell me good always triumphs

    • Taylor Summit2Health

      So Pat, you somehow elevate yourself to having the awareness of anothers soul? Is that not well against the teachings of christ himself? Over and over he clearly warned not just not to judge others, but he clearly states only he would know someones true heart, and I believe you way overstepped your rightful place in what you say here….

      And if you truly believe God will have no mercy, you know Gods heart? WOW! I am so impressed…kind of shows your heart, careful there, we are warned we will be judged as we judge. You might want to reconsider.

      This us not disclosure of my personal belief, religion etc, that I keep out of things I write mostly because 66 I believe my actions should cccc ç

  • Cpt_Justice

    And this, my conservative friends, is why Jews STILL VOTE DEMOCRAT. (And, as a side note, the article misses the also-arrogant fact that this group is DELIBERATELY CALLING ITSELF “Jewish” when they ARE NOT. They are trying to *redefine* Judaism to suit themselves – i.e., to include Jesus-worship. I hope they all hold their breaths until it happens).

  • Cathryn Sykes

    Shrub is so dim that he probably has no idea what this group is really about. Someone probably just told him these were “nice Christian folks” and that was enough for him. After all, no one else wants to listen to him.
    I live near Dallas. I hope I never run into this pathetic creature. Stupid, vain, ignorant, willing to do whatever Rove and Cheney wanted him to do, willing to take us to war mostly because he wanted to one-up Daddy. Never showed the slightest shame that his bogus war killed thousands of Americans and more than 125,000 Iraqis. While people were drowning in N. O., did nothing but mug for photo ops and congratulate his criminally incompetent and unconcerned FEMA head on doing a “hellava job”. Sent truckloads of money to his pals on Wall Street, with not a single request for a guarantee of repayment, after he gutted the regulations that kept them at least moderately honest.
    A stupid, stupid man. A dry drunk with delusions of competence. A heartless saber rattler who could care less about those he sent into battle to die. The impulse to spit in his face would be almost irresistible.

  • Robin DeAnne Lowry Seer

    I think he honestly believes in this, which makes it more than disturbing that he was selected as a world leader! Batshit asshat!

  • Lyola M Roeske Shafer

    I wonder why the “Religious Jews” have not publicised and protested against the dissemination of these fantasies.

    • Daniel Kalban

      They have, almost every Jewish group has.

  • John

    President Obama gives billions of tax payers dollars and weapons to al Qaida and al Qaida backed governments. He literally funds the enemies of the United States. So how about you whiny cunts quit worrying about what Bush does during his personal time.

    • Eli Cabelly

      So did Reagan. What’s your point?

  • James The Just

    So.. a dumbass speaking for a “My god has a bigger dick then your god.”..

    • regressive rightwing trash

      ahem,,,,,,,perhaps it is titled ” my god IS a bigger weenie than your GOD” 🙂

  • Yellow Dog Yankee

    Betcha nobody is more ticked off about this than Jeb.

  • Daniel Kalban

    As a Jew, even one who isn’t that observant, this pisses me off to no end. These Messianic aholes want to coerce us into ignoring our culture, our history, our faith; just so they can trigger the end of the world.

    Fucking death cult; and Bush supports them. Guess we can add “Jew Hater” to his sins.

  • Economist2011

    Bush will bring about the end times. He’s good at that.