While we’re on the subject of hateful preachers and the politicians they support, and the politicians who will not disavow them, here’s a little information for the folks who will simply not let Rev. Wright go.
Here’s the man of whom John McCain said, “I am very honored today to have one of the truly great leaders in America, a moral compass, a spiritual guideâ€¦ thank you for your leadership and your guidance. I am very grateful you are here,” Rod Parsley blaming the Great Depression and World War Two on “international bankers” (i.e., Jews) and who has been quoted as saying “The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion (Islam) destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore.” Ah yes. Here’s a good moral compass. A good spiritual guide. Where’s the front page op-piece on this guy?
That’s okay, though. Maybe McCain does think that we should wipe out Islam and the Jews are to blame for our current recession. But he also got the endorsement of Rev. John Hagee who had this to say about Hurricane Katrina:
All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that. The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally that there was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know that there are people who demur from that, but I believe that the Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment. And I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans.
Hello? New York Times? Washington Post? CNN? Anyone want to jump in here? Any takers? No? Well, okay. I guess you guys know better what the American people need to hear.