Background: the Presbyterian Church (USA) finally voted narrowly to retreat from doing business with Jews… oh, pardon me: I meant ‘divest themselves from companies that sell stuff to Israel.’ The virulent anti-Semites – oops, I was trying to type out ‘hardcore progressive activists’ – in that particular sect have been pushing for this for some time; they finally got their way. Which makes this Kinsley Gaffe – yikes, what it is with me, today? I absolutely thought that was going to be expressed as ‘inarticulate comment’ – all the more fascinating.
…Heath Rada, moderator for the church meeting, said immediately after the vote that “in no way is this a reflection of our lack of love for our Jewish brothers and sisters.”
So, apparently, there is an actual lack of love: it just… had no actual effect on this decision, then.