Karl Rove, Grant Jeffrey Headlined Summit Hosted By CUFI Canada Co-Chair
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Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 10:53:23 AM EST
This summit took place on June 25 -27 and is old news, but since it failed to make it into U.S. media, I think it is worth noting. Also, the blurring of the lines between end times prophecy and foreign policy will continue with the CUFI Summit in Washington D.C.  on July 20 -22.  This follows Hagee's release of his new book Can America Survive:  Ten Prophetic Signs That We Are The Terminal Generation," which includes the graphic description of the end of Judaism and the forced conversion of the state of Israel. Nevertheless, Jewish politicians (Democratic and Republican), Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, and other Jewish leaders will speak at the event.
Simultaneous with the recent G20 meetings in Toronto, Karl Rove keynoted an alternate G-20 summit for "Faith and Business Leaders." The event was hosted by Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College and major Religious Right leader who also serves as national co-chair of CUFI Canada, a branch of John Hagee's Christians United for Israel.  The other keynote speaker for the event was Grant Jeffrey, author of apocalyptic prophecy and "New World Order" conspiracy ideology books and movies.  Jeffrey is advertised on the event's website as a "world renowned history and Biblical Prophecy expert."

McVety advertised the event through a website www.g20.ca, which has a disclaimer in small print stating, "Not officially affiliated with the 2010 G20 Toronto World Leaders Summit."  Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper has had a rather cozy relationship with the Religious Right in Canada since he was elected in 2006,  McVety has now accused Harper of participating in a one-world government conspiracy which is leading the globe "toward communism, socialism, Marxism and other failed governments."

The "Faith and Business" event was sponsored by Canada Family Action, Conservative Values of Canada, Institute for Canadian Values and B'nai Brith Canada. Frank Dimant, executive vice-president of B'nai Brith Canada was also a speaker.

Grant Jeffrey is author of Shadow Government, How the Global Elite Plan to Destroy your Democracy and Freedom, also made into a "documentary" film by Cloud Ten Pictures in Ontario, the producers of the Left Behind movie series and John Hagee's Vanished: In the Twinkling of an Eye.  I've written previously about Cloud Ten Pictures and Hagee's portrayals of the Antichrist as the head of the European Union in Vanished and other media.

Jeffrey is also one of the featured speakers on God TV's series "Apocalypse and the End Times."  Link to trailers for the series including interviews with David Ray Griffin, Mike Bickle, Paul McGuire, Tim LaHaye, Gary Kah, Mark Hitchcock, and Larry Bates.

Marci McDonald, author of Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada (published 2010), wrote the following in a Canadian magazine article in 2006 titled "Stephen Harper and the Theo-Cons:"

"McVety's ideological muscle-flexing has provoked charges that he's financed by the US Christian right. 'We haven't seen one American greenback,' he retorts. Still, his critics could be forgiven for leaping to conclusions. Canada Christian College houses nearly two dozen evangelical tenants, including Oral Roberts Ministries, and just down the hall from McVety's own office he runs John Hagee's Canadian command post, dispensing books and DVDs that he claims brings in $1 million a year."

McDonald continues,

"Then last December, still smarting from their failure to stop Bill C-38 [Civil Marriage Act], McVety and Ben-Ami [Joseph Ben-Ami] launched the Institute for Canadian Values with a gala dinner tutorial from Ralph Reed, the boyish tactical wizard behind Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, which succeeded Falwell's Moral Majority and helped mobilize the South for Bush."
- Walrus Magazine, 2006

Karl Rove's speech at the "Faith and Business" summit is not available, but he did provide a separate interview with the press and one Toronto reporter described him as "confidently declaring the Democrats would soon suffer a 'whupping.'"  Afterwards, Rove wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal titled "Obama and the Fiscal 'Road to Hell.'" However, there was no mention of the end times prophecy aspects of this road to hell.

The ongoing blurring of the line between policy and end times prophecy will continue this week as John Hagee hosts his CUFI Summit in Washington D.C. on July 20 -22.  Hagee's latest book Can America Survive: Ten Prophetic Signs That We Are The Terminal Generation was released at the end of June and soared up to #2 on the Wall Street Journal's "Best Selling Books" in the non-fiction category. As in other books, Hagee describes current events through the prism of end times prophecy and claims that the end of the natural world is imminent. The ultimate purpose of all this end times horror and bloodshed, including the death of one third of the world's population, is to convince Jews to accept Jesus.

"There is comfort and consolation in Ezekiel's prophetic portrait of the world tomorrow. The message is that God is in total control of what appears to be a hopeless situation for Israel. He has deliberately dragged these anti-Semitic nations into Israel to crush them so that the Jews of Israel and the nations of the world will know that He is the Lord and there is no other. America and Europe will not save Israel... God will!"
(Page 146)

This is Hagee's description of the end of today's world as we know it and the horrific events that will force the surviving Jews of the world to repent of Judaism.  This forced conversion of Israel is the trigger which begins the glorious 1000 year Christian Millennium.  In the chapter titled "Armageddon: The Final Battle for Planet Earth" there is a subsection titled "The Jewish People Turn to God."  This is slightly veiled code language for rejecting Judaism and accepting Jesus as messiah.  

"Note carefully that the Jewish people at this point in time do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.  The Bible is very clear that this will happen at the end of the Tribulation, when the Jewish people...
"will look on Me whom they pierced.  Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for his firstborn."
-Zechariah 12:10
That is the day, the Scripture declares, when 'all Israel will be saved.' (Romans 11:26)

Because of this colossal battle on the soil of Israel, the Jewish people will abandon their disastrous relationship with the Antichrist and begin turning toward the Most High God."
(page 243)

Of course, as Hagee has pointed out in other books, such as Jerusalem Countdown, "all Israel" does not mean all Jews!  In this chapter Hagee again states that the Antichrist will be the leader of the European Union, a claim like many others in his media, that undoubtedly impact his audiences views of current world events.

Undeterred by Hagee's continued international promotion of a graphic narrative of the end of Judaism and the forced conversion of Israel, a  number of Jewish politicians and leaders will speak at  the CUFI Summit including: Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren; Rep. Shelley Berkley(D-Nev.);  Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA);  Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations; and Mortimer Zuckerman, Editor-in Chief of U.S. News and World Report and publisher of the New York Daily News.

I wonder if any of these Jewish leaders have read Hagee's latest book? If you are represented by, or have access to, one of these Jewish leaders, you might want to ask them.

One might think that the folk of the Religious Reich might get a clue since even the Bible says that their generation was the last, and every generation has said so since, that perhaps all this poppycock about the "end" is not true, and gee, that means that the Bible is to be questioned as to it's authenticity. Good thing I'm not holding my breath, and just doing my bit to point out the errancy of the Bible.

by Leckey on Sun Jul 18, 2010 at 01:14:30 PM EST

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