Michael Crawford

John McCain Sought Endorsement of Anti-Gay Rev. John Hagee

Filed By Michael Crawford | March 22, 2008 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: gay rights, Hurricane Katrina, John Hagee, John McCain, Republicans


Republican presidential nominee John McCain is "proud" and "honored" to have received the endorsement of Reverend John Hagee who claimed that Hurricane Katrina was God's judgement against homosexuality.

All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are -- were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know that there are people who demur from that, but I believe that the Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment. And I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.

McCain wasn't just proud to receive Hagee's endorsement, McCain actively sought the endorsement of anti-gay Hagee.

In an interview that will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, controversial televangelist Rev. John Hagee declares, "It's true that [John] McCain's campaign sought my endorsement."

And John Hagee hates more than just the gays. Hagee had this to say about women:

Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with a terrorist.

And this to say about the Catholic Church:

Most readers will be shocked by the clear record of history linking Adolf Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church in a conspiracy to exterminate the Jews.

Hagee ain't afraid to tell us how he really feels.

Now it is time for John McCain to do the same. Does John McCain believe that Hurricane Katrina was God's judgement against homosexuality and that the Catholic Church is "a false cult system?"

Let's hope that the traditional media gets over its love affair with the "straight talking" McCain to find out.

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This guy?

"Hagee and Martha divorced on grounds of Pastor Hagee's infidelity[citation needed] in September 1975, and Hagee married Diana on April 12, 1976.[2]. Due to the bylaws of his Assemblies of God denomination, Hagee could no longer be ordained or licensed within.[citation needed] He was defrocked[citation needed], but sued the denomination for millions of dollars due to defamation of character."


Infidelity, sundering what God has brought together and sueing a church for following their beleifs? I think he should make sure his storm cellar is well stocked.

If McCain truly sought the endorsement of this hate-monger, he certainly deserves it. If. And if the majority of the American people want to believe in this kind of perverse rationality, they will deserve whomever Hagee endorses.

Personally, in spite of all the hate filled rhetoric, I have faith that the American people are better than that. I have no proof, mind you, but for my own piece of mind I must believe it.

Peace LOL Peace!

That Doberman joke is a riot! I'm gonna tell that one on Monday.

I'm sure the media will be all over this.

Wait. No they won't.

I am with Serena on this, that doberman joke is a riot.

T.T.H. Typical Texas Humor, PMS, dead baby jokes, aggie jokes, it is all part of what we call funny down this way.

How many aggies does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Five, one to hold the bulb and four to turn the ladder.

What is red and white and goes round and round?

Dead baby in a blender.

Yeah, its sick, but so is our society.

Actually, I tend to agree with him on the whole Hitler and the Catholic Chuch statement.

The Pope was notoriously silent about the Holocaust - never condemning it further than to give 3000 Jews who had converted to Catholicism visas so they could flee to Brazil. However, 2/3 of those were revoked for "improper conduct" when the Jews went back to practicing Judaism. What happened to them? They were sent back to Germany to die in the camps.

At no other point did the Catholic Church step in to stop the genocide of the Jews. Instead they claimed nuetrality. After all, it wasn't Catholics being killed - they'd already worked out a diplomatic deal authorizing the Church to practice their religion in exchange for staying out of politics in Germany.

I know we have the rule about long comments, but I do want to put out these facts before closing and since someone else already listed them... *grins*

In the spring of 1940, the Chief Rabbi of Palestine, Isaac Herzog, asked the papal Secretary of State, Cardinal Luigi Maglione to intercede to keep Jews in Spain from being deported to Germany. He later made a similar request for Jews in Lithuania. The papacy did nothing.(5)

Within the Pope's own church, Cardinal Theodor Innitzer of Vienna told Pius XII about Jewish deportations in 1941. In 1942, the Slovakian charge d'affaires, a position under the supervision of the Pope, reported to Rome that Slovakian Jews were being systematically deported and sent to death camps.(6)

In October 1941, the Assistant Chief of the U.S. delegation to the Vatican, Harold Tittman, asked the Pope to condemn the atrocities. The response came that the Holy See wanted to remain "neutral," and that condemning the atrocities would have a negative influence on Catholics in German-held lands.(7)

In late August 1942, after more than 200,000 Ukrainian Jews had been killed, Ukrainian Metropolitan Andrej Septyckyj wrote a long letter to the Pope, referring to the German government as a regime of terror and corruption, more diabolical than that of the Bolsheviks. The Pope replied by quoting verses from Psalms and advising Septyckyj to "bear adversity with serene patience."(8)

On September 18, 1942, Monsignor Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI, wrote, "The massacres of the Jews reach frightening proportions and forms."(9) Yet, that same month when Myron Taylor, U.S. representative to the Vatican, warned the Pope that his silence was endangering his moral prestige, the Secretary of State responded on the Pope's behalf that it was impossible to verify rumors about crimes committed against the Jews.(10)

Wladislaw Raczkiewicz, president of the Polish government-in-exile, appealed to the Pope in January 1943 to publicly denounce Nazi violence. Bishop Preysing of Berlin did the same, at least twice. Pius XII refused.(11)

That sounds like "a conspiracy to exterminate the Jews" to me.