Destroying the Jewish Race

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In “Oops, I meant…” news, JTA reports:

The minister at a Maine church apologized for a newspaper ad touting a sermon titled “The only way to destroy the Jewish race.”

In a statement Monday, the Rev. Philip Andrukaitis of the South Portland Baptist Church wrote, “Please forgive me for causing alarm in your hearts.”

The sermon actually was about fighting anti-Semitism and supporting Israel and Judaism. “When you read it, it is absolutely pro-Israel and pro-Jewish,” said Emily Sandberg, executive director of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine. (MORE)

Posted on February 7, 2007

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