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McCain’s Radical Preacher

CREDIT:

Here’s some of Pastor John Hagee’s thoughts on the Jews:

It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God’s chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day.

Basically, we got what was coming to us. Under the circumstances, it’s hardly surprising that Hagee might look favorably on a foreign policy aimed at prompting the destruction of Israel at the hands of a Russo-Arab coalition, though it is a bit odd that he’s named his pressure group designed to advance this agenda “Christians United for Israel.” Even odder, many of the erstwhile leaders of the American Jewish community have chosen to embrace the person in question.

John McCain, naturally, is “very proud to have Pastor John Hagee’s support.” Meanwhile, Hagee seems to hate Catholics about as much as Jews, and Muslims quite a bit more so. McCain has a lot to be proud of.