If I were invited to speak at a synagogue about why evangelical Christians need to work with Jewish people to support Israel, I'm not going to deliberately offend my hosts by using “AD” and “BC.” (Of course, if the Rabbi or synagogue lay leaders say they aren't offended, that's a whole different ball game.)
It's the same reason that, if I were invited to speak at a Roman Catholic parish about why evangelical Christians need to work with Roman Catholics to fight abortion, I'm not going to deliberately offend my hosts by talking about my objections to the Mass or to the authority of the Pope.
My experience had been that it's the liberals who scream and yell about these things, not conservative Jewish people. Most politically conservative Jewish people don't object to Christians acting like Christians in public life. If someone has a track record of not being anti-Semitic and/or supporting Israel, minor things get viewed for what they are — minor things.
But if I accept an invitation into a synagogue or into a Jewish home, I need to be respectful to my hosts and follow their expectations.
If I can't do that in good conscience, I shouldn't accept the invitation. Rudeness harms my witness.
we’ll agree to disagree, the way I see it.
If we’re in the west then it’s AD and BC not some PC crap however, if I go over to the middle east and east then yes I might not call it that.
It was good for hundreds of years in this country and I’m sure the founding fathers didn’t change AD and BC just because they know someone is Jewish and might think they offend him or her.