#12. March 20,
DALE CROWLEY TOLD
"YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT"
At a time when citizens
for free speech rights, a popular Virginia religious radio talk
show host and author has been forced off the air by corporate censors
because of his candid views on the Mideast. In this week’s
“FDFA Corner,” read the exclusive report from American
Free Press on the brewing battle to preserve your
right to speak your mind no matter whose ox is gored.
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FREE PRESS * March 20, 2006 News
from the Foundation to Defend the First Amendment
Thought Cops Tell Evangelist
No More Talk of Israel on Air
By Michael Collins Piper
unAmerican thought police operating on American soil have struck
once again. This time their victim is veteran Christian evangelist
Dale Crowley, Jr. who has been the host of two popular radio programs
broadcast over WFAX 1220-AM radio in the Washington area for the
last 20 years.
Crowley was told by Doris Newcomb, president and general manager
of WFAX, that his Saturday morning broadcast, “Focus on Israel,”
was terminated immediately. He was not even given an opportunity
to bid farewell to his longtime listeners.
The program was canceled by the WFAX management because supporters
of Israel had complained to the radio station about Crowley’s
criticisms of Israel.
Over the years Crowley has been critical of Israel. He has dared
to broadcast facts about efforts by the Israeli government to curtail
the work of Christian missionaries in the Holy Land, even to the
extent, as Crowley has pointed out, of laws introduced in the Israeli
parliament that would penalize Christians who engage in missionary
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In addition, Crowley has used his WFAX broadcast
to tell Christians in the Washington area of how the Israelis have
oppressed Christian Palestinians, uprooting them from their homes,
vandalized Christian churches in the Holy Land, and otherwise made
life difficult for Christian Palestinians and other Christian Arabs
in the Middle East.
Crowley has upset many supporters of Israel by pointing out that
under the thinking of such Christian supporters of Israel as Jerry
Falwell, Pat Robertson and Tim LaHaye, a New York-born Jewish atheist
has more right to live in the holy city of Jerusalem than a Palestinian
Christian minister whose family has lived there for 1,000 years.
For daring to speak truths such as this, Crowley’s “Focus
on Israel” program has been banned from the airwaves by the
management of WFAX radio, although it’s quite clear, according
to observers who have been investigating the matter, that there
was heavy-handed pressure brought to bear on WFAX.
Ironically, Crowley first began “Focus on Israel” in
collaboration with the late Haviv Schieber, a Polish-born Jew who
emigrated to Palestine in the 1920s and became the first mayor of
Beersheva. The town is near the location of what became the site
of Israel’s supposedly “holy” facility where that
nation has produced nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Since Crowley’s
friend Schieber was a no-holds-barred anti-communist, Schieber broke
with Israel, critical of Israel’s behind-the-scenes collaboration
with the Soviet communists.
Seeking political refuge in the United States, Schieber became friends
with Crowley and his wife Mary. After several years of working with
the Crowleys, Schieber converted to Christianity, a fact that delighted
many WFAX listeners. In fact, Schieber died in Crowley’s home,
just shortly after telling Crowley that he had seen a vision of
Jesus Christ welcoming him home.
Yet the Christian management of WFAX has bowed to the demands of
the Zionist lobby and is silencing Crowley, a missionary who brought
an Israeli Jew to Christ. What is all the more astounding, to Crowley’s
Christian supporters at least, is that WFAX management has advised
Crowley, in addition, that he is likewise not permitted to talk
about “Israel” in future broadcasts of “The King’s
Business,” his daily program which is broadcast Monday through
Since the term “Israel” is mentioned in the Bible over
2,500 times, if Crowley is not allowed to mention that term, it
will obviously make it difficult for him to talk about the Scriptures.
In the meantime, WFAX critics note, there are pro-Israel broadcasters
appearing on WFAX, such as one Sid Roth for example, who repeatedly
Advocates of the First Amendment, who wish to express their views
on this matter, may contact WFAX manager Doris Newcomb at (703)
532-1220 or write: Doris Newcomb, 161 Hillwood Ave., Suite B, Falls
Church, Va. 22046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Issue #12, March 20, 2006, AMERICAN