Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Why Won't McCain Repudiate And Denounce Ant-Semite Hagee?

John Hagee has already been exposed for his anti-gay and anti-Catholic sentiments. John McCain says he disagrees with some of his views yet continues to hold onto his endorsement. While Hagee has "apologized" about the Catholic comments, he stayed silent about hating gays and now we find out he hates Jews as well. How much does he hate them (me included!) you ask?

From The Huffington Post:

John Hagee, the controversial evangelical leader and endorser of Sen. John McCain, argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine. According to the Reverend, Adolph Hitler was a "hunter," sent by God, who was tasked with expediting God's will of having the Jews re-establish a state of Israel.

Going in and out of biblical verse, Hagee preached: "'And they the hunters should hunt them,' that will be the Jews. 'From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.' If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can't see that."

He goes on: "Theodore Hertzel is the father of Zionism. He was a Jew who at the turn of the 19th century said, this land is our land, God wants us to live there. So he went to the Jews of Europe and said 'I want you to come and join me in the land of Israel.' So few went that Hertzel went into depression. Those who came founded Israel; those who did not went through the hell of the holocaust.

How dare this bastard talk about my great-grandparents like that. Fuck him! This sermon, even if it is ten years old, is disgusting and has no business in an open and religiously tolerant nation. Hagee is a sick bastard who belongs at a KKK rally, not standing behind John McCain and his Presidential bid. For McCain to keep this guy around is a slap in the face not only to Jews, but to any group persecuted by Hitler or any other dictator who has advocated and carried out instances of ethnic cleansing.

If McCain can kick a few lobbyists to the curb, he can do the same to this gasbag.


On a somewhat related note, hear me rant about McCain and a few other things at 5:30EDT on Sirius' Indie Talk Ch. 110