Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rapturites For McCain

Despite the antipathy many conservatives have had for McCain, he just got an influential nut on board the S.S. McCain. John Hagee runs the Cornerstone Church in Texas and despite being one of many ministers that think God and politics should be mixed, he's a special one. Hagee believes that I will perish unless I bow to Christ, or something like that. And he believes McCain is the man for him in the White House.

From ABC News:

Hagee cited McCain's support of Israel and his opposition to legal abortion as reasons why he was backing him.

The pastor is best known in some Washington circles as a founder of Christians United for Israel and for his belief, as laid out in his book "Jerusalem Countdown" that the end of days scenario as spelled out in the Book of Revelation will occur after Russia, allied with the Islamic world, attacks Israel.

"Russia is going to get in that position and they are literally, with all that massive military force, going to attack Israel," Hagee told ABC News in 2006. "This is recorded in Ezekiel 38 and 39. God himself is literally going to destroy that army. Decimate it."

Hagee added that the confrontation would be followed by a Chinese army of 200 million coming to the city of Armageddon, where they will meet British and U.S. forces in the Battle of Armageddon.

"At that point, Jesus Christ returns to Earth and sets up his eternal kingdom in the city of Jerusalem and there's 1000 years of peace," Hagee said. "The Jewish people are going to see the supernatural hand of God preserve them and deliver them while the enemies of Israel are crushed. That's the end-time story."

Asked if he subscribed to this theology, McCain furrowed his brow.

"All I can tell you is I'm proud to have Pastor Hagee's support," he said.

Um, that is scary. Furrow your brow all you want McCain. That would be support I'd fast and far away from. But when you are John McCain, I guess you'll take anything you can get. One nut deserves another.