Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Top McCain Ally Held "Slave Auction" as School Fundraiser

Although right-wing religious zealot "Pastor" John Hagee has held a slave auction as a fundraising event for a school, John McCain recently appeared on national television with Hagee to accept the pastor's endorsement in McCain's candidacy for the presidency. The New York Times reported,

After criticism from black leaders and others, a television evangelist apologized today for inviting his parishioners to participate in a "slave auction" to raise money for high school students.

We certainly did not intend to offend anyone and apologize to anyone offended," said the Rev. John Hagee of Cornerstone Church, a nondenominational church.

Mr. Hagee, who is white, wrote last week in a newsletter that "slavery in America is returning to Cornerstone." The students at the private Cornerstone High School were expected to work at the home or business of the highest bidder.

Another source said,

The Rev. John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio was attempting to raise funds for seniors at Cornerstone High School for their senior trip.

The uproar about the event prompted Hagee to rename it a 'student auction." In his church bulletin, Hagee had publicized the event by writing that slavery in America is returning to Cornerstone. Make plans to come and go home with a slave." At the church event, students would be auctioned off in front of the congregation and expected to work at the home or business of the highest bidder. BNET via FindArticles.

4 comments:

AgentX said...

Oh my god! That was HIM?! I remember hearing about this in school! This guy's been a major league a-hole for decades.

So we can now add anti-black to his list of bigotries.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Yes, Agent X, we certainly can!

Vanessa said...

Francis is off the chain. Fabulous...fabulous! I'm sending a link to this post to a few of my friends.

Now, can you do a blog on Hillary?

Anonymous said...

I find it quite ironical that so many of you can support a left-wing "religious zealot" yet are against this. It is a common way for fundraisers to be done. Time to get over your pc selves and wake up. McCain sucks, Obama sucks, Hillary sucks. Perhaps everyone should vote for bigbird b/c we will all be better off.
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