This past Shabbat, Rev. Dr. DeeDee M. Coleman and Bishop Kenneth Ulmer were guest speakers at my synagogue, the Young Israel of Century City. Articulate and impressive religious and political thinkers, these Christian leaders are in the forefront of a new movement in some black churches—black churches are the engine of black politics—to forge ties with the American Jewish community. As strong supporters of Israel and active in AIPAC, both Rev. Dee Dee and Bishop Ulmer spoke of their profound concern for Israel’s security and existence.
As Rev. Dee Dee stated: “Of course the national debt is a major concern for American voters, but if Iran goes nuclear there won’t be a debt to worry about!”
At the end of their talk, we gave our Christian friends a standing ovation.