As the solar eclipse of 2017 draws closer, those of a religious bent appear to be getting a tad loonier than usual.
Pictured above is Ben Gabar Israel, right, of the Israel United in Christ Church which has recently established an branch in Las Vegas, and pastor Gene Kim of San Jose Bible Baptist Church – and, as America grapples with the problem of white supremacists, these two nutjobs have added some radical thoughts to the mix.
“Officer” Ben Gabar Israel claims in this report that “Christ was a so-called Black man that looks like us”, and that “so-called Black people, Caribbeans, our people are scattered throughout the world – so-called Hispanic and Native American Indians. Those are the 12 tribes of Israel.”
And if you’re not a member of those tribes, you’re not welcome at Israel United in Christ. And if you’re gay, don’t even think about joining.
He says only certain races are welcome to worship at the church, and added:
The most high God was never about bringing everybody together. He was always about separation.
The church has been accused of being anti-white and anti-Semitic. “Officer” Ben Gabar Israel insists that he and his followers are the “true’ Israelites “according to the Bible” and that Jews are not “real” Jews.
We are the real Jews.
Separately, pastor Gene Kim wants you to know that the Antichrist is real and he’s a black Catholic Syrian Jew.
And if you think the Antichrist can’t be all of those things simultaneously… well, I guess that makes you a heretic.
Don’t you dare challenge him on that either because he’s got a whiteboard.
I would post some of the transcript, but it’s all batshit crazy. The entire video is dedicated to justifying why Kim’s description of the Antichrist makes sense in his mind … and it involves a lot of logical leaps (shocking, I know) between various parts of the Bible and what they really mean.
Keep in mind this is a pastor who thinks the Earth is hollow and Hell exists in its core … so maybe take what he says with a grain of salt.
But if Barack Obama, Al Franken, Stephen Colbert, and the ghost of Steve Jobs ever have a child together, the world better watch out.