Why isn’t the media as hard on McCain about Hagee as they were on Obama about Reverend Wright?

Hagee endorsed McCain. McCain accepted the endorsement and even reciprocated it. This from the man who said that evangelist preachers were “hate mongerers”. But now that he’s realized that a backing from Hagee will get him the votes that got Bush into the presidency, he’s not afraid to be connected to him. And they said Kerry was a flip-flopper???

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Yesterday I discovered an astonishing audio recording of a sermon, by controversial McCain endorser Pastor John Hagee, in which Hagee elaborates on his view that Hitler and the Nazis were divine agents sent by God to (with gruesome inefficiency it would seem) chase Europe’s Jews towards Palestine. In his 2006 book “Jerusalem Countdown”, Hagee proposed that anti-Semitism, and thus the Holocaust, was the fault of Jews themselves – the result of an age old divine curse incurred by the ancient Hebrews through worshiping idols and passed, down the ages, to all Jews now alive. In the sermon Hagee also clarifies a point, on his theological views, that has long concerned me…

As a final point, note that, in his February 28th public acceptance of John Hagee’s political endorsement, Senator John McCain reciprocated Hagee’s endorsement. McCain himself endorsed Hagee – that’s especially significant given that John McCain, during the 2000 Republican Presidential primaries, called evangelists like Hagee, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson that is, “agents of intolerance”. John McCain also attacked George W. Bush for visiting Bob Jones University and declared, “I would never do such a thing. John McCain called the behavior of Bob Jones “racist and cruel” and challenged Jones to “get out of the 16th Century”.

Beyond Hagee’s demonizing of Catholics and Catholicism, pastor Hagee appears radically anti-American to the extent that he hopes and expects, as evidenced by a 2006 Hagee appearance on WHYY’s “Fresh Air” radio show and also in Hagee’s 2006 best-seller “Jerusalem Countdown”, that God will incinerate most Americans now living – with a nuclear strike on America’s coastal regions. In 2006 Presidential hopeful John McCain appeared to hold a similar view on possible outcomes of a US war with Iran. In an April 2nd, 2006 appearance on Meet The Press, Senator John McCain, describing to Tim Russert McCain’s view of the possible result of a US war with Iran, declared war with Iran “could be Armageddon”. Recently it has come to light that John Hagee declared “America is under the curse of God” but Hagee has also stated that, in the war he predicts will ensue a US or Israeli attack on Iran, God might punish the majority of Americans living, immolating them in a Russian nuclear strike on America’s east and west coasts.

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