Hebrew Christian Group Paid Santorum For Speech
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Republican presidential candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) accepted a paid speaking engagement from a Christian group that seeks to convert Jews.

According to Politico, Santorum received $6,000 in 2010 from the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America to speak at its annual conference, which was reported in the release of Santorum’s personal financial disclosure statement on Wednesday.

The alliance embraces Messianic Judaism, one of several sects that have come under fire for proselytizing among Jews, in part by claiming that belief in Jesus does not obviate Jewish tenets.

Santorum is currently 300 delegates behind front-runner former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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04/02/2012 - 17:08

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Why is proselytizing so controversial?

Christians have a moral obligation to spread the Gospel, it is a basic foundation to our faith as we were instructed by Christ to do so. As a Christian, I have a right to teach others about my faith. If others choose to disagree with me or choose not to believe in Christianity, you are free to do so.

I am a Christian, and I am not offended by proselytizing in any religion. I know what I believe, and if others want to share what they believe, I will politely listen and then respectfully disagree if necessary. This is usually met with smiles and polite comments by the Christian missionaries of different denominations whom I disagree with that have come to my door. Why is that so terrible?

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