From The National Catholic Reporter-
The Rev. Ann Fontaine, priest associate at St. Catherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in Nehalem, Ore., points to the work her denomination's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has done in recent years to counter what it calls "Christian anti-Judaism." That includes language often used during the Easter season that make Jews out to be the "bad guys" who killed Jesus, she said.
To Fontaine, Passover "comes from a history of people who have suffered at Christian hands."
"It's a lot like people doing a sweat lodge or sun dance that are not Native American. To me, you haven't walked that path with that people. You're taking the benefits without having suffered," she said. "I don't mind if a Jewish family invites you to a seder or if a Native American group invited you to a sweat lodge -- that's OK. But to start one yourself, that's stealing."
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America also has warned its congregations that "taking a tradition that does not belong to us and practicing it in our congregations could be an imitation that is not welcomed at best and very offensive at worst."
Moffic has heard similar arguments, and he acknowledges people will disagree with him. But, he said, "To me, as a Reform rabbi, I believe our customs and stories are open to interpretation, and Christians can interpret a story just as we can."
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