So depending on where you fall on the anti-UN/conspiracy spectrum, the news that anti-Murfreesboro-mosque champion Laurie Cardoza-Moore has been appointed special envoy to the U.N. on Middle Eastern Affairs is either merely puzzling, further evidence that the U.N. has a few screws loose or yet another sign of the impending apocalypse.
From a press release disseminated by Cardoza-Moore's anti-Islamic, melodramatically named nonprofit Proclaiming Justice to the Nations:
Recently appointed as a Special Envoy to the UN on Middle Eastern Affairs, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President and Founder of the International organization, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) is in New York this week for a special briefing with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
In her new appointment, announced in September, Ms. Cardoza-Moore serves in the capacity as the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) Special Non-Governmental Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Her area of specialty is Middle East Affairs, Jewish/Christian relations and Human Rights.
As an integral part of her new role, Ms. Cardoza-Moore offers a significant onsite presence for Israel — a presence which began with the September UN sessions.
Noted Cardoza-Moore from the grounds of the UN in New York: "With so many organizations dedicated to humanitarian issues and human rights, it is imperative for all Bible believing Christians to help ensure that the UN respects the Judeo/Christian values as much as those of all of its 194 members. We live at a time when a 'new' anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world and Christians are being massacred by radical Islamic extremists. Unfortunately, world organizations have forgotten that the UN was created in response to Hitler and Europe's genocide against the Jewish people with the Holocaust. When my presence is seen in the UN, I hope it is immediately understood that I represent over 55 million Christians and Jews who believe in the promises God made."
Okay, so while she doesn't know the correct number of member states in U.N., there's one thing Cardoza-Moore is an authority on, and that's pure, unfettered paranoia regarding Muslims. Since catapulting to national fame with a pair of documentaries and becoming one of the loudest original voices condemning the proposed Murfreesboro mosque, Cardoza-Moore made the rounds on cable talk shows last year when the national news media was, for a moments, transfixed on the violent xenophobia oozing from a small Tennessee town.
Her most inspiring appearance was an Aug. 25, 2010, episode of "The Daily Show," seen in all of its glory below:
Obviously, the United Nations doesn't watch cable television.