You don’t have to be Jewish…

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messianic Judaism.jpeg…to join the Messianic Jews. According to today’s Kansas City Star, the FBI is investigating a study group of them that included Scott Roeder, the accused murder of abortion doctor George Tiller. Said Roeder of his 1992 conversion:

“I converted, born again to Christianity,” he said. “I guess you could
say Messianic, or turned to Jesus, Yeshua, as my Savior.” He said
Messianic believers such as himself had gone “back to our Hebrew roots.”

How this Christian Hebraizing fit into Roeder’s worldview remains to be seen (as does the possibility that he may have had some co-religious collaborators). There’s a lot of weirdness out there on the fringes.