The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) recently announced that Barack Obama has named its former executive director, Ira Forman, as his Jewish outreach director. Mr. Forman’s tenure at NJDC includes the publication of anti-Christian hate material under color of Judaism, which could easily evoke reciprocal ill feelings from Christians who do not realize that NJDC has almost as little to do with Judaism as the Westboro Baptist Church has to do with Christianity.
NJDC’s “Bubbie versus the GOP” cartoon videos for the 2004 election, which Mr. Forman commissioned personally, include scenes of Republicans sewing a cross into the blue field of the American Flag along with a cabal of red-robed Republicans around a lectern with a cross on its front. Depiction of the Cross, along with Christian ministers and Jesus, in a “This is the Enemy” context makes the video a form of anti-Christian hate media, just as depiction of the Star of David in the indicated contexts (flag, cabal) would be anti-Semitic. The movies are no longer available but .pdf summaries are available here while we have the offending screen shots on file.
NJDC on Mr. Forman’s watch also smeared the Christian computer game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces” by saying falsely that it encourages the player to kill everybody who will not convert to Christianity.