By Bruce Wilson
[Editor's note: Bruce Wilson's discovery of McCain endorser John Hagee's anti-Semitic rantings is a brilliant example of what bloggers are capable of. While most the press has obsessed over Jeremiah Wright's relationship with Louis Farrakhan, only blogger Bruce Wilson has bothered to track down Hagee's anti-Semitic hate speech. Why did the press miss it? Perhaps, in part, because they know that McCain isn't really a believer. That shouldn't matter -- politics is about alliances, not inner convictions. Politics really is who you know. And that's what makes Hagee, if not McCain, a clever politician -- he's long trumpeted his friendship with prominent Jewish politicians, especially Senator Joe Lieberman. The press may be confused by the fact that Hagee is the Christian Right's leading supporter of Israel. Indeed, he appears to be a philo-Semite. But, as the song says, it's a bitter line between love and hate. John Hagee, Bruce Wilson reveals, is on both sides. This should be mainstream news. So far, it's just the blogs.]
McCain endorser John Hagee says Jews have dead souls. Literally. I’ll stand by that because I’ve got John Hagee’s very own “Prophecy Study Bible” – It’s John Hagee’s very own version of the Scofield Reference Bible, and so I can trace Hagee’s biblical, prophetic exegesis in minute detail. I’m writing that up at Talk To Action, to substantiate every last jot and tittle, so please take a look as it evolves, but first…
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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…[Note: excerpt from John Hagee sermon, given probably in the late 1990's - with its themes plied into the John Hagee books "Battle For Jerusalem" (2001, reprinted 2003) and "Jerusalem Countdown" (2006), begins 1:00 minute into the video]
Bruce Wilson is a co-founder of Talk2Action.