Wrapping the Reverend in a Torah ScrollFeb 9, 2012 at 02:07:11 PM
Jews for Judaism (Canada) has posted a video of a notorious missionary, "Messianic Rabbi" Ralph Messer, wrapping mega-church leader Rev. Eddie Long in a Torah scroll. The scroll allegedly came from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
This video, which is now circulating widely on the Internet, is a shocking illustration of how the so-called "Messianic Jewish" (Jews for Jesus) movement exploits, distorts and violates the most sacred objects and rituals of normative Judaism.
The video also illustrates the scope of acceptance and impact that Messianic Jews are having within the broader Evangelical Christian world. For those who wonder whether there really is a missionary problem, this video shows the very tip of the missionary iceberg.
Rev. Long is currently embroiled in scandal after being accused of sexual misconduct with five young men. This "wrapping in the scroll" is apparently a misguided way of offering him "divine protection."
Here is a link to the YouTube video. But be warned: it is very disturbing.