July 1, 2010
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was a vicious Jew-hater, little different in many ways to Adolf Hitler. Small wonder then that today Methodists embrace anti-Semitism with such fervour.
From "A Concise History of American Antisemitism":
"An early visitor to Georgia was John Wesley, later founder of Methodism, who said of the Jews:
Outcasts from thee, and scattered wide
Blaspheming who they crucified
Unsaved, unpitied, unforgiven
Branded like Cain, they bear their load
Abhorred of men, and cursed of God
Wesley's language grew more violent when he declaimed on the Jewish adherence to the Torah: 'What stupidity, what senselessness must it be for such an unclean, guilty helpless worm as this [the Jew], to dream of seeking acceptance by his own righteousness, of living by the righteousness which is of the law!' "
And who reading that can be surprised that "Delegates at the [Methodist] conference in Portsmouth overwhelmingly passed every recommendation of the report, which also included a call to review whether Zionism was compatible with Methodist beliefs"?
Source: Fury as Methodists vote to boycott Israel