The JTA today breaks the news: Roseanne Barr’s Christian now.
Roseanne Barr says she follows Christ and that “millions of Jews are not Zionists.”
The comedienne, who has touted her Jewish birth and upbringing in the past, told fans on her blog that she could no longer consider a mainstream TV talk show career “because I have opinions that are not sanctioned by the powers that be who refuse to allow even one dissenting voice over the airwaves of television.”
She added, “I truly believe that millions of Jews are not Zionists, and that even if they are, they do not support Israeli occupation. I believe that Jews all over this planet choose peace in the Middle East over the never-ending death machine of hatred and division and terror that exists there now. I am a Kabbalist, as was Jesus Christ…(the one whom I follow). He tells me to seek first the Kingdom inside of my soul, and leave the rest to Him.”
Et tu, Roseanne? I mean, first it was Dr. Laura repudiating her Judaism, and now you, too, Roseanne?
Ignoring the blatant implications of the “powers that be” line (“Zionist-controlled media” I’m sure didn’t have as much panache), Roseanne’s declaration of anti-faith is unique in that it ties Christianity into Kabbalah. The painting of the founder of Christianity as an ancient Kabbalist may actually do wonders for the Kabbalah Centre — maybe they’ll finally sell a red string to Pat Robertson.