In February, Ohio televangelist Rev. Rod Parsley endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). McCain called Parsley — who once said Allah was a “demon spirit” — his “spiritual guide.” In an interview with the AP today, McCain finally said that he rejected Parsley’s support:
I believe there is no place for that kind of dialogue in America, and I believe that even though he endorsed me, and I didn’t endorse him, the fact is that I repudiate such talk, and I reject his endorsement.
Watch a Brave New Films video highlighting the relationship between McCain and Parsley:
McCain’s statement on Parsley came after the senator earlier in the day rejected the endorsement of radical pastor John Hagee.