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nAz
06-07-2008, 12:43 AM
McCain's "Spiritual Adviser" Believes Nuclear War Inevitable

By Bill Hare
05/11/2008 12:26:05 AM ESt

With the mainstream media's steady firepower being directed basically in one direction, one would think that the big story of this presidential campaign season revolve around statements made by Reverend Jeremiah Wright of Chicago and how they politically impact on Barack Obama.

How essentially silent this same media has been concerning the statements of Reverend John Hagee of San Antonio. The only recent definitive study I have seen done on Hagee came from Hagee's fellow Texan Lou Dubose in the excellent political journal he edits and writes for, The Washington Spectator.

Here is how the mainstream media has handled the Hagee matter when it has focused on it at all. There were two infamous statements that were discussed.

One dealt with Hagee's explanation that Hurricane Katrina involved an act of vengeance wreaked on the city of New Orleans by an angry God because the city had scheduled a Gay Pride Parade. Hagee later backed away from the statement when pressured for an answer by media sources.

The other Hagee statement that has been publicized, frequently following heavy pressure from progressive journalists demanding answers, was when the San Antonio clergyman called the Roman Catholic Church "The Great Whore."

The "responses" from McCain and a U.S. Senator from Hagee's own state of Texas, Kay Bailey Hutchison, have been truly pathetic. McCain and Hutchison indicated that, while they assuredly disagree with certain statements made by Pastor Hagee including the aforementioned, that he has been a steady supporter of Israel through the years and for this he deserves praise.

The statement about Israel and Hagee's position about the Jewish people is the perfect segue into an area of the Hagee persona and overriding philosophy that, based on what this reporter has and has not seen, has been satisfactorily covered by only two reporters, both of whom were born and raised in Texas, the aforementioned Lou Dubose and current Public Broadcasting System television talk show host Bill Moyers.

Check the record and you will find that Hagee, who receives a $1.25 million a year compensation package and lives in a 5,200 square foot classic revival style home in an exclusive gated community of San Antonio, is an ardent believer in rapture. This is predicated on a deeply held fundamental belief that Armageddon is soon at hand and nuclear war is inevitable.

Yes, the Jewish people figure in this all-embracing scenario in which Jesus Christ will ultimately descend earthward from the clouds to run His kingdom, but in a way that has prompted many Jews to stoutly refuse Hagee's offer of a mutual friendship pact. On the other hand, others have supported him, which is tragic in view of the ultimate fate that the rapturists perceive for the Jewish people.

When Tom DeLay served as Speaker of the House and was riding high, he formed a proud alliance with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party. Netanyahu would speak at joint functions in Washington which included fundraising to serve both the interests of the Likud and the Republicans. A smiling DeLay was proud to call the Likud Party "the Republican Party of Israel."

The alliance was formed due to strong ties between the rapture movement and conservative Jews. As for those who declined, often with sharp disdain, to join forces with Hagee and others in the rapture movement, their opposition is based on logic while any alliance Jewish elements form with Christians eagerly anticipating the Apocalypse is specious.

Hagee takes the same view that the later Jerry Falwell adhered to regarding Armageddon and where most Jews were headed. On a revealing appearance with Phil Donahue, Falwell revealed that he had plenty of Jewish friends and that some of them were in the audience that day, but that if they did not accept Jesus Christ that they were ultimately headed for eternal damnation.

The same Reverend Hagee who was and continues to be saluted by McCain, Senator Hutchison and others in the Republican high command for unflagging support to the Jewish cause, in his book, "Jerusalem Countdown: A Prelude to War", blamed the Jews for the anti-Semitism that has dogged them for 5,000 years:

"It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God's chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day."

Hagee alleged that Jews are responsible for "birth(ing) the seed of anti-Semitism that would rise and bring destruction to them for centuries to come ... it rises from the judgment of God upon his rebellious chosen people."

Really, with friends like Hagee, what would those Jewish elements who praise him consider to be an enemy?

One of the most informative of all of Bill Moyers' PBS programs occurred in 2004 when he focused on the rapture movement, interviewing some U.S. rapturists that had visited Jerusalem on a tourist pilgrimage.

These individuals were then warning George W. Bush that they would stay home rather than vote for him in that fall's presidential election unless he abandoned his then stated efforts to encourage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

They stated unequivocally, as does Hagee, that Armageddon must take its historical course and that meant nuclear war with Jesus Christ descending from the clouds.

One woman interviewed in Jerusalem who was not with the traveling party, but shared the same view, explained that she had bought a residence as close to the site of where Christ would return as possible, pointing out the very spot where this event would occur.

Meanwhile Republicans attempt to keep the focus on Reverend Jeremiah Wright while Hagee and other extremists such as Reverend Rod Parsley continue their inflamed and irresponsible rhetoric as John McCain continues to keep them on board as "spiritual advisers."

Gayle in MD
06-07-2008, 09:57 AM
Excellent post, Naz, but it requires the right to do something they are unable to do, wich in this authors words, is "Check the record"

The question is will our country be brought down by fundamentalist radicals of the Christian right, and the far too powerful Isreali Lobbyists, here in America.

Only two journalists? No surprise, since the so called, "Liberal Left Wing Press" is nearly non existant, and the Israeli cabal, the most powerful lobby is this country, virtually ownes the American Press, both cabal and print Media, and anyone who acknoweldges that fact, is then accused by those radical fundalmentalist elements who are destroying America, our freedoms, our privacy, and our nationalism, are then accused of being anti-Jew, jew hating liberals, lol...

How often has the press even mentioned that McCain voted against his own anti-torture policies? How often have they referred to his many mistatements on foreign affairs, foreign leaders, and the Soviet Union?!!! Whatever this man has been doing, he is in the dark, on foreign affairs, and on the economy. If he should win, we can say goodbye to democracy, privacy, peace, and truth.
If we fail to stop the fundamentalist radical right in this country, America, as we know it, will not survive.

Gayle in Md.

Wally_in_Cincy
06-07-2008, 10:09 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

the Israeli cabal, the most powerful lobby is this country, virtually ownes the American Press, both cabal and print Media, and anyone who acknoweldges that fact, is then accused ...

of being anti-Jew, jew hating liberals, lol...

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LWW
06-07-2008, 11:48 AM
The sheeple will believe anything the left wing smear machine hands them.

LWW

hondo
06-08-2008, 03:15 PM
McCain has tried to distance himself from Hagee in the same fashion that Obama has tried to distance himself from Wright.
Play fair, guys.

Gayle in MD
06-10-2008, 09:37 AM
Haggee said that McCain threw him under the bus. I suppose that makes McCain a true Republican. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif Just ask McClellan.

LWW
06-11-2008, 06:57 AM
McCain joined Hagee's church when?

Hagee baptized McCain's kids when?

McCain said he couldn't distance himself from Hagee any more than he could from his racist granny when?

McCain compared Hagee to his crazy uncle when?

LWW