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  • John Hagee - America's Righteous Revolution

    08/09/2016 2:29:39 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 8 replies / John Hagee Ministries ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | / John Hangee Ministries
    I was there for this rally. Someone made it possible for me to go and see JHM for a 3rd year in a row. I spoke to him briefly afterwards as I did a couple of years ago. This was a few months back. I'm pinging people who I don't normally ping to this forum so that more can see it. I used a link that can handle the bandwidth of multiple users simultaneously.
  • Pastor John Hagee Defends Jewish Neighborhood After Night of Terror

    08/14/2015 11:57:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies ^ | 8/14/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation says they have identified at least one person they believe is responsible for terrorizing a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in San Antonio. Dozens of homes and cars were vandalized August 12 with anti-Semitic graffiti and rocks. Swastikas were spray-painted on Jewish memorials, the letters “KKK” and other racially charged language. The word “Jew” was plastered across an SUV. The attack has been classified as a hate crime but so far no formal charges have been filed, police said. “An attack on the Jewish community should be considered an attack on the Christian community,” Hagee told me....
  • Whoopi Goldberg and ‘The View’ Get Fooled by Fake Story About Christian Pastor

    06/23/2015 6:50:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 6/22/2015 | Mike Opelka
    During Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg and the crew were fooled by a fake news website that claimed pastor John Hagee of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church wanted women prosecuted if they said “God” during sex.
  • Four Blood Moons: Michael Savage Interviews Pastor John Hagee

    03/16/2015 7:29:44 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 80 replies
    IFB ^ | 3/16/15 | Michael Savage
    Four Blood Moons: Michael Savage Interviews Pastor John Hagee
  • Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now?

    01/18/2012 6:16:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Andrew Breitbart-Big Peace ^ | 1-18-2012 | Diana West
    Haditha: Where Are They (the Accusers) Now? Diana West January 18, 2012 Eight charged; seven cleared; one, please, let’s hope, to go.Finally, the last “Haditha” trial is in progress, and, thanks to Nat Helms at Defend Our Marines, everything you need or want to know about the proceedings, the witnesses, the facts about the case of SSGT Frank D. Wuterich, the last of the Marine Mohicans, is here. Tim McGirk, source of the Haditha myth-acre. Of course, I still have a few questions — the exact same questions I had when I first looked at the case back in late...
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK – Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. “Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate,” he said at a VIP reception beforehand. “The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel,” he said in a well-received speech. “We need...
  • Pastor Hagee: Blood moons point to 'world-shaking event'

    04/11/2014 5:35:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 10, 2014 | Kolten Parkey
    Megachurch pastor John Hagee is warning his San Antonio congregation and international following of a “world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015.” And, no, he's not talking about Fiesta. Hagee, founder of the Cornerstone Church, points to “four blood moons,” a rare astronomical event of four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses, known as a tetrad, which begins April 15. The San Antonio pastor asserts the dates of the eclipses signify a major event that will change history in a book released in October, a series of sermons and a TV special airing on Tuesday, the first...
  • Do John Hagee or Perry Stone support Messianic Jews and/or Messianic Jewish Rabbis?

    01/07/2014 1:55:57 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 115 replies
    1/7/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Just wondering if anyone had any definitive facts on this, as I can't seem to find any. If Perry Stone has Rabbis that he works with on spiritual matters, are they all Messianic Jewish Rabbis, some, or none?
  • IF John Hagee & Perry Stone Accept Messianic Rabbis As Biblical, What About Female Messianic Rabbis?

    05/22/2013 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    5/22/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) IF John Hagee, Perry Stone, and/or anyone else on TCT, TBN, INSP, WCT, etc, accept women as being able to occupy the positions of apostles, and/or prophets, and/or evengelists, and/or pastors and/or teachers (with such examples such as Paula White and Joyce Meyer (whom I believe operate as a pastor and teacher respectively)), and... 2.) IF they believe that women can occupy these positions within the sphere of the New Testament/New Covenant, and... 3.) IF they believe that the office of Rabbi (Messianic or otherwise) has been carried over into the New Testament/New Covenant, (with such examples as Kurt...
  • John Hagee's offices have received a bomb threat (Per Beck's radio show)

    08/09/2011 8:59:08 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 58 replies ^ | 9 Aug 2011 | John Hagee (on Beck's radio show--interview)
    On the phone now with Beck. Hagee is not leaving. FBI is now involved.
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies ^ | June 12, 2011 |
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism — and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • John Hagee - Obama's New World Order (Video set) (1/3)

    10/07/2010 5:02:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies · 3+ views
    Cornerstone church via YouTube ^ | 10 August 2010 | John Hagee
    Pastor Hagee preaches an educational sermon on former "World Orders", Obama's desire, and push, for a New World Order and how this fits into Bible Prophecy. (There are two recent sets of his sermons, three sermons each. This is from the second set).
  • Beck & Palin's unholy alliance: Abramoff ally Rabbi Lapin and bigot John Hagee help "restore honor"

    08/28/2010 9:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | August 28, 2010 | Joan Walsh
    Where to begin telling the story of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's "Restoring Honor" rally, on the site of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech exactly 47 years later? As promised, we published Sarah Palin's 8/28 speech alongside King's, and Mark Benjamin reported from the event. I'm excited Beck announced his "Black Robe Regiment;" it's long past time to retire the white robes. Since Beck insists the gathering wasn't about politics, but about religion, let's take a look at a couple of the religious figures there. I was surprised when, early Saturday morning, Beck introduced...
  • Pastor John Hagee: Helmet of Hope (video set)

    07/27/2010 4:54:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2008 | John Hagee
    Pastor John Hagee: Helmet of Hope: Pt 2Pastor John Hagee: Helmet of Hope: Pt 3Pastor John Hagee: Helmet of Hope: Pt 4Pastor John Hagee: Helmet of Hope: Pt 5
  • As you have done to Israel...

    06/01/2010 2:15:49 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 2 replies · 223+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 1, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    [youtube=] It has begun... Activists send new boat to challenge blockade... Thousands of Gazans rush for Egyptian border...Turkey's PM says Israel should be punished......Israeli gov't defends 'Next time we'll use more force'...Passengers were armed, 'no peace activists'...U.N. Security Council Condemns 'Acts'...Ahmadinejad: 'Israeli commandos are wild dogs'......wants Netanyahu to face trialJERUSALEM POST News Feed...REPORT: Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes... Several days ago, I received an advance publisher's proof copy of John Hagee's newest book for review. Titled "Can America Survive? 10 Prophetic Signs that we are the Terminal Generation", Hagee asserts that the seeds of tragedy are being sown, evident in...

    08/17/2009 7:29:57 AM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 33 replies · 1,084+ views
    Israpundit ^ | August 17, 2009 | Isi Leibler
    A prominent American Jewish leader recently told me that the passionate standing ovation he received after addressing 4,000 participants at John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel rally in Washington was reminiscent of the fervent Zionist gatherings he attended as a youngster. The two-day Evangelical Christian parley was designed to express support for Israel, receive updates on the current challenges facing the Jewish state and lobby congressmen in support of Israel. They heard addresses from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu via satellite, Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ambassador Michael Oren, Malcolm Hoenlein of the Presidents’ Conference and others. At a time when much of...
  • John Hagee-Christian Right Crusades for Israel....

    07/23/2009 9:08:02 PM PDT · by TaraP · 10 replies · 479+ views
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, trying to garner support against the pressures of the Obama administration, spoke to the group on Wednesday via satellite after a conversation earlier in the day with leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. He told the Christians for Israel, "For centuries, the relationship between Christians and Jews was marked by conflict rather than partnership and friendship. But this is changing…. Today millions of Christians stand with Israel because they stand for freedom; millions of Christians stand with Israel because they stand for truth; and millions of Christians stand with Israel because...
  • CNN STILL Pushing Lie of Rev. Wright/Rev Hagee Comparison

    01/28/2009 6:27:46 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies · 315+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/28/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    ALSO, America apparently the land of permanent racism I am wondering if CNN was out of the country last November 4? Maybe it missed that McCain lost the election because, once again, CNN trotted out an Old Media campaign lie aimed at making John McCain "as bad as" the Reverend Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright by using the talking point that in Reverend John Hagee McCain had a "controversial" pastor, too? Not only did CNN fall back on the lie that Hagee is somehow just as bad as Wright -- and thereby smearing John McCain with Wright's racist hatespeak --...
  • (Good article): Taking the Time to Act Like Christians

    09/11/2008 8:03:12 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 136+ views ^ | 9/11/08 | Deal W. Hudson
    Taking the Time to Act Like Christians by Deal W. Hudson 9/11/08 A few days ago I was asked to speak to a men's group in Atlanta about Catholics in politics. As part of my presentation, I talked about the possibility of greater Catholic and Evangelical cooperation. To illustrate my point, I told the story about the reconciliation earlier this year between Pastor John Hagee and Catholic League President Bill Donohue. I had never spoken in depth about the April meeting at Donohue's office and was surprised to find myself deeply moved in the telling of it. Perhaps it was...
  • ConWeb Artists

    08/12/2008 11:15:34 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 70+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 12, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    ConWeb Artists by: Bethany Stotts, August 12, 2008 At the left-wing blog, ConWebWatch, dedicated to “monitoring” conservative news websites, Terry Krepel has doggedly been criticizing Accuracy in Media. Krepel also serves as a senior editor at Media Matters the liberal media watchdog “dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” But if Krepel’s critique of this correspondent’s August 1st article, “McCain’s Reverend Wright?,” is any indication, Krepel’s criticisms of AIM are largely misplaced. In “McCain’s Reverend Wright,” this correspondent discussed how news outlets were associating Pastor John Hagee with John McCain (and, specifically, the McCain...
  • 'US Jews dislike Lieberman, Hagee'

    08/04/2008 7:09:04 AM PDT · by Alouette · 52 replies · 315+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 4, 2008
    According to the latest poll, US Jews are down on Sen. Joe Lieberman and evangelical Pastor John Hagee. Therein lies the rub: Hagee's spokesmen do not believe the results, saying the poll - commissioned by J Street, the new left-leaning pro-Israel lobby - relied on skewed questions. As for Lieberman, the Democratic-turned-independent US senator from Connecticut is not disputing the findings, but says he pays little attention to polls. According to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points, Lieberman scored an unfavorable rating of 48 percent among US Jews, compared to a favorable rating of...
  • Sen. Joe Lieberman praises pastor who said Holocaust was God's work

    07/25/2008 11:41:28 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 13 replies · 1,093+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 07/23/2008 | By Reuters
    Sen. Joe Lieberman praises pastor who said Holocaust was God's work One of John McCain's most prominent supporters on Tuesday praised an evangelical leader whom the Republican presidential candidate repudiated after a string of controversial remarks were made public. Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who frequently campaigns with McCain, said pastor John Hagee's support for Israel outweighed the remarks that led McCain to reject his endorsement. Lieberman said he had been urged not to speak to Hagee's group, Christians United for Israel. Advertisement "The bond that I feel with Pastor Hagee and each and every one of you is...

    07/18/2008 3:28:36 PM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 101+ views
    Catholic League ^ | July 17, 2008 | staff
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to a story last night by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on attempts by some Catholics to get the McCain campaign to oust Catholic author and activist Deal Hudson from the Catholics for McCain National Steering Committee: “Anderson Cooper said last night that those opposed to Hudson were citing two reasons why he should be dumped from the McCain campaign as an advisor: Hudson ‘harassed an 18-year-old female college student 10 years earlier,’ and his ‘brokering a deal between a meeting of conservative Catholics and San Antonio mega-preacher John Hagee.’ “There is nothing Catholic about...
  • View from America: A different kind of blame game (Hagee)

    06/16/2008 7:33:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies · 150+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 16, 2008 | JONATHAN TOBIN
    Some 10 years ago, a prominent Christian clergyman gave a sermon that was recorded for posterity. In it, Rev. John Hagee, the leader of a group called Christians United for Israel, speculated about the cause of the Holocaust. His answer was to see it as divine punishment of the Jews. The unforeseen consequences of his comments were considerable. The man who will be the Republican nominee for president this year, Sen. John McCain, formally rejected Hagee's endorsement following the re-emergence of Hagee's statement. Some Jewish leaders, notably the Reform movement's Rabbi Eric Yoffie, joined in the condemnation. Yoffie wrote that...
  • The Preachers and Candidates Wars of 2008(Great Commentary)

    06/13/2008 5:05:41 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 52+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-13-08 | Michael Bresciani
    The first casualty in the preacher’s war would be Rev Jeremiah Wright. The question of whether he deserved the hit is moot. On any level social, theological or political he has never had a leg to stand on. The most amazing aspect of the entire matter is that when Sen. Obama distanced himself from his pastor the only casualty in that skirmish was the Reverend Wright. Sen. Obama has sailed out of the entire matter with few if any of his supporters dropping off. If George Bush could be so easily forgiven we might be urging him to invade Iran...
  • Godless

    06/12/2008 6:13:20 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 53 replies · 684+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 June 2008 | Timothy Eagan
    This Father’s Day, one of most popular pastors in America will open his megachurch to homosexual dads, an event that would usually signal an extreme weather alert from old guard Republican evangelical leaders. Rick Warren. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)But by welcoming gay fathers into his Southern California flock, Rick Warren, author of the “The Purpose Driven Life,” is not just living up to the highest standards of Christian fellowship, he’s turning the page on a particularly embarrassing part of our politics. Just to refresh: it was televangelist Pat Robertson who predicted “earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly even...
  • Jews united for Israel's friends [Ahmadinejad, Pope Benedict, Obama, Abe Foxman and Pastor Hagee]

    06/02/2008 1:34:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies · 95+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-2-08 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suffered a humiliating setback this week in his quest for international legitimacy. Ahmadinejad is expected to arrive in Rome this week to participate in a UN summit on the global food crisis (which has been caused by the rise in oil prices that Ahmadinejad is so pleased to have had a role in fomenting). Ahmadinejad was hoping that while in the Italian capital he would be able to have a photo-op with Pope Benedict XVI. To secure the meeting, Ahmadinejad - who has called for all nations to convert to Islam or be destroyed (except for...
  • McCain Wrong to Spurn Rev. Hagee

    06/02/2008 12:57:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 105+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | Edward I. Koch
    Sen. John McCain was wrong to reject the endorsement of Texas evangelist Rev. John Hagee. Several years ago the Rev. Hagee delivered a sermon that was caught on tape in which he preached, "Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun, and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said, 'My top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel." Anyone hearing the tape would conclude that Hagee is hostile to...
  • Hagee was, and wasn't, wrong on Holocaust

    06/01/2008 9:20:03 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 2 replies · 132+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 1, 2008 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN THERESIENSTADT, a Nazi ghetto and labor camp near Prague from which tens of thousands of Jews were deported to their deaths during World War II, a tiny storeroom, unbeknownst to the Gestapo, was transformed into a synagogue. There Jewish inmates would gather in secret, a few at a time, to pour out their hearts in prayer - an act as stirring for its courage as for its demonstration of faith. more stories like this What was in their thoughts as they prayed we can only speculate. But they left some clues. On the walls of the clandestine chapel, elegantly...
  • Lieberman to Speak at Hagee-hosted Conference

    05/31/2008 11:48:27 AM PDT · by MississippiMan · 25 replies · 78+ views
    Senator Joe Lieberman says he'll speak at a July conference hosted by Pastor John Hagee, whose endorsement has been rejected by GOP presidential candidate John McCain.  McCain last week repudiated the months-old endorsement after an audio recording surfaced in which Hagee said God used Adolf Hitler to push Jews back to the Promised Land.   In a statement, Lieberman says he considers some of Hagee's comments unacceptable and hurtful, but will judge him on his life's work fighting anti-Semitism and building bridges between Christians and Jews.   Lieberman says he still plans to speak at Hagee's Christians United for Israel summit in...
  • Obama Embraces Anti-Semites and Racists while NJDC berates Hagee

    05/27/2008 1:07:20 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies · 118+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 05/27/08 | Bill Levinson
    No complaints from “Jewish” Democrats while Obama promotes and enables anti-Semites, racists, and Catholic-hating bigots Linda Berg of the National Jewish Democratic Council (double oxymoron, there is very little Jewish or Democratic about it) wrote the following in “It took a lot for McCain to Finally Reject Hagee’s Endorsement.” It took a You Tube vido of Rev. John Hagee proclaiming that Hitler and the Holocaust had been part of G*d’s plan to get the Jews out of Europe and into Israel for McCain yesterday to finally reject his endorsement. We understand where Hagee is coming from, not that we like...
  • Jews defend Hagee's words

    05/24/2008 6:01:31 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 36 replies · 127+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2008 | Julia Duin
    Jewish allies of the Rev. John Hagee rushed to his defense yesterday to say the Texas evangelist is not anti-Semitic despite Sen. John McCain campaign's repudiation Thursday of the evangelist's endorsement. "John Hagee is one of the Jewish people's best friends," Los Angeles talk show host Dennis Prager said on the air yesterday morning. "Identifying John Hagee with anti-Semitism would be like identifying Raoul Wallenberg, the great Swede who saved thousands of Jews in the Holocaust, with anti-Semitism." Orthodox Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg, of Congregation Rodfei Sholom in San Antonio, appeared at an afternoon press conference yesterday to say Mr. Hagee's...
  • McCain’s Defense of Hagee

    05/24/2008 12:52:21 PM PDT · by GaryWiram · 41 replies · 186+ views
    A Few Days With Figgins ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2008 | Gary Wiram
    OK, there wasn’t one. As a result of controversy that was raised up about Pastor John Hagee within the past few days, Senator John McCain rejected the endorsement Hagee had given his presidential candidacy, without any apparent attempt to come to Hagee’s defense. At the center of the mentioned controversy is an argument Pastor Hagee included in a late 1990s sermon. Those who unearthed this sermon, sum up Hagee’s argument as saying, “… the rise of Adolf Hitler was part of God's plan to help the Jews reach the Promised Land.” If that’s an accurate summary, I think Pastor Hagee...
  • McCain Rejects Pastor's Endorsement

    05/22/2008 7:15:42 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 255 replies · 1,800+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2008 | Libby Quiad
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Republican John McCain on Thursday rejected endorsements from two influential but controversial televangelists, saying there is no place for their incendiary criticisms of other faiths. McCain rejected the months-old endorsement of Texas preacher John Hagee after an audio recording surfaced in which the preacher said God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land. McCain called the comment "crazy and unacceptable." He later repudiated the support of Rod Parsley, an Ohio preacher who has sharply criticized Islam and called the religion inherently violent. McCain issued a statement Thursday afternoon announcing his decision about Hagee....
  • McCain rejects endorsement from televangelist

    05/22/2008 4:59:24 PM PDT · by Westlander · 54 replies · 115+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2008 | AP
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain rejected the months-old endorsement of an influential Texas televangelist after an audio recording surfaced in which the preacher said God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land.
  • McCain rebukes controversial pastor

    05/22/2008 3:40:40 PM PDT · by shineon · 44 replies · 61+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 22 2008 | Foon Rhee
    John McCain just repudiated the endorsement of the Rev. John Hagee, after reports of more controversial remarks.. The Huffington Post and others are reporting that during a late 1990s sermon, Hagee said that “the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine.” McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, distanced himself from Hagee over anti-Catholic remarks that Hagee apologized for earlier this month.

    05/22/2008 3:36:12 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 40 replies · 126+ views
    Pastor John Hagee has pulled his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate John McCain; McCain subsequently renounced Hagee’s endorsement. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on this development today: “One week ago today, I met with Pastor Hagee in my office. I found him to be sincere, apologetic and friendly. I also found him to be the strongest Christian defender of Israel I have ever met, and that is why attempts to portray him as anything but a genuine friend to Jews—one for whom the Holocaust is the horror of horrors—is despicable. “Hagee’s decision to sever all ties to McCain is...
  • McCain officially rejects Hagee endorsement

    05/22/2008 1:13:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 70 replies · 716+ views
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2008
    In the face of mounting controversy over headline-grabbing statements from Pastor John Hagee, CNN has learned presumptive Republican nominee John McCain has decided to reject his endorsement.
  • McCain's Pastor Hagee on Hitler and the Jews

    05/22/2008 8:04:48 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 82 replies · 159+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/22/08 | The Nation
    John Hagee, the controversial pastor who has endorsed John McCain, argued in a late 1990s sermon that God sent Hitler to help the Jews get to the promised land (Israel, not Auschwitz). Why did God allow the Holocaust to happen? According to a report in the Huffington Post by Sam Stein, Hagee's answer was: "Because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel." The report raises several questions. Did God have to be so rough in his methods? Instead of putting the Jews on trains to Auschwitz,...
  • Pastor John Hagee says he's sorry for anti-Catholic remarks

    05/16/2008 3:18:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 121+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 14, 2008 | Maeve Reston
    An evangelical pastor who backs John McCain tried to put his controversial remarks about the Catholic Church behind him, apologizing to the head of the Catholic League and expressing "deep regret for any comments Catholics found hurtful." ...In his letter, Hagee said he had gained a better understanding in recent weeks of the Catholic Church's relationship to the Jewish faith. He wrote of his "profound respect for the Catholic people" and said he hoped to advance "greater unity among Catholics and evangelicals." The Catholic League said in a statement that it accepted the apology. "Pastor John Hagee has demonstrated an...
  • McCain Backer Regrets Comments on Catholics

    05/13/2008 10:22:51 PM PDT · by writer33 · 13 replies · 116+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 14, 2008 | Laurie Goodstein
    The Rev. John C. Hagee, whose anti-Catholic remarks created a controversy when Senator John McCain received his endorsement for the Republican presidential nomination with fanfare, has issued a letter expressing regret for “any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.” The letter was issued after weeks of conversations between Mr. Hagee and Roman Catholic Republicans about repairing the damage to Mr. McCain’s campaign and the alliance built over many years between conservative Catholics and evangelicals. Mr. McCain said Tuesday that he had not been involved in brokering the apology letter from Mr. Hagee, a megachurch pastor in San Antonio who broadcasts...
  • Hagee Apologizes to Catholics

    05/13/2008 5:33:28 PM PDT · by tcg · 152 replies · 193+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 5/13/08 | John Hagee
    Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, wrote a letter of apology to the Catholic community. ...In so far as some of my past statements regarding the Roman Catholic Church have raised concerns in your community, I am writing in a spirit of respect and reconciliation to clarify my views. Out of a desire to advance greater unity among Catholics and Evangelicals in promoting the common good, I want to express my deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful. After engaging in constructive dialogue with Catholic friends and leaders, I now have an improved...

    05/13/2008 11:45:37 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 38 replies · 185+ views
    Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ^ | 13 May 2008 | Catholic League
    Pastor John Hagee sent a letter today [Copy Here] to Catholic League president Bill Donohue that effectively ends the dispute the two men have had. Donohue comments as follows: “After weeks of meeting with various Catholic leaders, and accessing scholarly literature on Catholic-Jewish relations, Pastor John Hagee has demonstrated an improved understanding of the Catholic Church and its history. In his letter to me, Hagee says, ‘I want to express my deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.’ He specifically cites his emphasis of ‘the darkest chapters in the history of Catholic and Protestant relations with the...
  • Hagee to apologize to Catholics

    05/13/2008 8:59:43 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 65 replies · 182+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/13/2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The Texas megachurch pastor whose past comments about the Catholic Church have caused headaches for John McCain for over two months will issue an apology to Catholics later today, according a top Christian conservative. John Hagee, pastor of San Antonio's Cornerstone Church, will send a letter to Catholic League President William Donahue expressing "deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful." "After engaging in constructive dialouge with Catholic friends and leaders, I now have an improved understanding of the Catholic Church, its relation to the Jewish faith, and the history of anti-Catholicism," Hagee wrote in a letter running...

    05/08/2008 9:13:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies · 57+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 8, 2008 | David Reinhard
    The requests, demands and suggestions started coming in after my first column on the relationship between the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and Barack Obama. They multiplied after the cool, collected candidate broke with his red-hot crackpot pastor, and I asked what took so long. Why did it take 20 years for him to denounce Wright's hate-filled, anti-American ravings? "I'd really like to read your take on the relationship between John McCain and Rev. John Hagee," read one of the more civil ones. This one is from the snarky variety: "So here's your big chance! I look forward to your next...
  • Michael Moore, Frank Rich, Jeremiah Wright and John Hagee

    05/06/2008 4:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 133+ views ^ | May 6, 2008 | Dennis Prager
    It is with no pleasure that I put in writing what I have long believed: Though many individual liberals have only goodwill toward black Americans, the liberal world since the late 1960s (i.e., after the major civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s) has done incalculable damage to black America and to race relations in this country. Whether out of guilt or because of its own racist views (i.e., the unspoken but regularly implied belief in the inferiority of African-Americans), the left-of-center's general attitude toward black Americans has been that they cannot be judged by the same standards as others. From...
  • Pastor John Hagee: "Thank you, Pope Benedict"

    04/29/2008 4:16:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 278+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | April 29, 2008 | Carl Olson
    Perhaps you've already seen this column in The Washington Times, written by John Hagee, pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio and author of several "end times" books based in premillennial dispensationalism. Hagee has been accused of being anti-Catholic, but he takes pains to counter those accusations: During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI not only conducted mass and met with the Catholic faithful, but he made a series of public statements about the role that our Judeo-Christian faith can play during these challenging times. As an evangelical Protestant I happen to disagree with Pope Benedict...
  • Is NJDC With Our Troops, or With Michael Moore and Obama?

    04/24/2008 2:34:26 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 121+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/24/08 | Bill Levinson
    NJDC denounces McCain’s ties to Hagee but has nothing to say about Obama and Michael Moore [] “How Does McCain Really Feel About Hagee?” by the National Jewish Democratic Council’s David Kim [] attacks John McCain for accepting the endorsement of Pastor John Hagee. Before we address NJDC’s concerns about Pastor Hagee, we remind our readers that the National Jewish Democratic Council has been totally unresponsive to our well documented requests [] for it to denounce: (1) Barack Obama’s pastor and church, which have published blood libels of the United States and Israel while calling upon God to damn America...
  • Gentler Hagee Seen Gaining New Traction

    04/11/2008 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 44+ views
    The Jewish Week News ^ | 04/09/2008 | James D. Besser
    Despite withering criticism from the leader of the Reform movement, there is growing evidence that America’s leading Christian Zionist, Pastor John Hagee, is winning acceptance in pro-Israel circles. And some politicians are taking note. While nervously distancing himself from the controversial Hagee’s endorsement when addressing other audiences, Sen. John McCain last week raised the Hagee connection in an interview with a Jewish newspaper. Those are only two elements in an increasingly tangled controversy that reflects bitter divisions among Jewish groups about Middle East peace — and that is colored by Hagee’s fundraising for Israel. This week the San Antonio pastor...