Wednesday, May 14, 2008

McCain's Pastor Apologizes for Calling Catholic Church a "Whore"

One of JiSM's chief religious supporters acknowledged yesterday that his hateful remarks toward Catholics were offensive and wrong:
[Y] esterday, pastor John Hagee, a McCain supporter whose controversial comments about Catholicism angered church leaders, issued a letter of apology to the president of the Catholic League, who heartily accepted it.

In the letter, Hagee admitted that he "may have contributed to the mistaken impression that the anti-Jewish violence of the Crusades and the Inquisition defines the modern-day Catholic Church. It most certainly does not."

Hagee, an evangelical who has been outspoken in his support for Israel, had enraged Catholics with statements about the "apostate church" and the "great whore." He said in his letter that he meant neither of those to apply to the Catholic Church.

Question is, why did John McCain welcome the support of John Hagee even before Hagee made this announcement? Does John McCain also hate Catholics and the Catholic Church? Or was JiSM so desperate for Hagee's help that he would accept Hagee regardless of his views? Or is that both JiSM and Hagee want to bomb Iran? Whatever the case, this just proves what all of us have been saying: John Sydney McCain, III is dangerous in his beliefs and associations to be president of the United States. Or, at least I certainly hope so!

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