Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More pandering from McCain

As his presidential campaign tanks, McCain keeps trying to win over 'the base' by speaking about US foreign policy to a group of evangelicals called Christians United for Israel. According to the AP, he recieved "frequent applause and several standing ovations." This comes after he delivered the commencement address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in May

According to their website, Christians United for Israel is "a national Christian grassroots movement focused on one issue: supporting Israel." What they do not tell you is that their fervent support comes out of their literal reading of Bible, specifically the End Times prophesies from the Book of Revelation. Evangelicals like this believe that the Jews' re-population of the Holy Land is a key step on the road to Armageddon (where the Jews along with all of the other non-Christians will suffer the tribulations before spending eternity in hell).

Christians United for Israel was founded by Reverend John Hagee.

As CEO of the nonprofit Global Evangelism Television, Hagee makes roughly $1 million a year.

In response to the devastation of Hurricaine Katrina, Hagee remarked:
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 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.
Unfortunately, pandering to the likes of Hagee et al. is what you need to do these days to win the Republican nomination for President

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