A Harvard journal is in hot water after posting an anti-Semitic article on its website last week.
The Harvard Ichthus, a Christian journal, published an essay by a Jewish convert to Christianity called “Why Us?” which argues that the Jews have deserved their suffering of the past 2,000 years because of their role in the death of Jesus Christ.
“We, the Jews, collectively rejected God and hung Him up on the cross to die, and thus we deserved the punishments that were heaped on our heads over the last 2000 years,” the anonymous contributor wrote.
According to reports, the article was posted last Wednesday, taken down and re-posted Friday and then removed entirely, being replaced with an apology.
“In the zeal to protect editorial freedom for each of our contributors, we failed to take into account the broader impact of doing so in this way,” the apology stated.
“This particular piece has led to increasing misunderstanding and disinformation about the author’s views, the Ichthus, and Christianity. We do acknowledge that many of the claims of Christianity are offensive to those who do not believe it, but we think that much of the offense that has resulted from this article is not the offense of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And for that we apologize.”
Harvard issued a statement Saturday, saying it does not endorse the views of any of the school’s organizations.