Tuesday night, Tim Russert made Barack Obama denounce the anti-Semitic statements of Louis Farrakhan ad nauseum. Farrakhan has said some abhorrent things over the years (which Russert recounted at length), and Obama is right to reject him.

Why aren't we seeing similar scrutiny of John Hagee's endorsement of John McCain? Will we?

Hagee has a long history of making bigoted statements. Like this from his book Jerusalem Countdown:

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

As a Catholic, I find this offensive. My Church has a far from perfect record with interfaith relations, but that statement goes too far.

But that's just the tip of the Hagee hate-berg

In an interview with NPR, he slandered Muslims and blames Hurricain Katrina on the "sins of New Orleans."

That offends me as a rational being.

So far, John McCain has welcomed Hagee's endorsement. I sure hope he reexamines this decision — Hagee is a perfect example of the "agents of intolerance" Sen. McCain has previously rejected.

Diverse Catholic groups including our friends at Catholics United are denouncing Hagee and calling on McCain to reject his endorsement. Will the media follow suit?

RLCC: It would take a great deal more than the mind of John Hagee to learn about the true relationship between Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church. Also, Hurricane Katrina was on account of sin, just not entirely the sins Hagee identifies as such and not by the people he means. The sin that caused Katrina extends way beyond New Orleans and way beyond the Black people Hagee mostly wants to blame. Sure, New Orleans was full of sin. What city of that size in the U.S. still isn't? At the same time, there were plenty of people in New Orleans that were and still are asking, seeking, and knocking for the real truth and not the garbage Hagee is spewing. Far beyond the things mention in the article quoted above, Hagee is a militant so-called Christian-Zionist. He is a dangerous person. He's antichrist, obviously. He's for major war. He's looking forward to it. He's promoting it. That's Satanic. Anyone who doesn't know that is no Christian.

Originally from Blogging Faith on February 28, 2008, 11:34am

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