CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., a Jewish Democratic county chairman lashed out at evangelical Christians, claiming they aren’t true friends of Jews and that Christians want Jews “slaughtered” to bring about the second coming of Jesus Christ.
“I’m Jewish,” Palm Beach County Democratic chairman Mark Alan Siegel told Scottie Neil Hughes, a reporter attending the DNC who represents Patriot TV and the Tea Party News Network. “I’m not a fan of any religion of any religion other than Judaism.”
Hughes asked, “So, you’re not a fan of Christianity?”
“No, I’m not,” Seigel answered. “The Christians just want us to be there so we can all be slaughtered and converted and bring on the second coming of Jesus Christ. They (Christians) are not our friends. They want Israel to pursue policies that are antithetical with its security and existence.”
Seigel deflected a question from Hughes, determined to continue his diatribe.
“The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are evangelical Christians, who want Jews to die and convert so they can bring on the second coming of their Lord,” he declared. “It is a false friendship. They are seeking their ends and not ours.”
The Jewish Week, published in New York, reported that Seigel had been angered over the omission of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the Democratic Party platform.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported just last week that South Florida, “the state’s Democratic stronghold,” sent a bus organized by Seigel that brought 40 Democrats to the DNC in North Carolina. The bus left from Deerfield Beach on Sunday, with stops in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine and Jacksonville.
Travel expenses reportedly ranged from $150 to $175 per person, compared to a cost of approximately $400 for airfare.