Evangelical leader Gordon Robertson has postponed a speaking engagement that was scheduled for this Thursday at an event for Birthright Israel alumni, sponsored by Birthright NEXT and the Jewish Enrichment Center (JEC).
Robertson, who is the CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network and son of the Rev. Pat Robertson, was supposed to discuss Christian Zionism and the strength of evangelical support for the Jewish State. Though Robertson has openly declared that Jews can accept Jesus and still be Jewish, Birthright NEXT staff say that he had no intention of touting these beliefs at the event.
The cancellation occurred only because Birthright NEXT lost their original venue, according to Rebecca Sugar, the organization’s director. Meanwhile, CBN is looking to reschedule the Robertson speaking event to mid-December, when Robertson next travels to New York, confirmed network spokesperson Chris Roslan.