John McCain’s got another John Hagee headache on his hands.
Hagee, whose endorsement McCain fought for, has previously made comments against gays and called Catholicism “the great whore.” The latest dust-up comes with relation to a late 1990s sermon in which Hagee claimed Hitler was doing God’s work. The remarks, of course, will have Jewish voters – and others – up in arms.
Theodore Hertzel is the father of Zionism. He was a Jew who at the turn of the 19th century said, this land is our land, God wants us to live there. So he went to the Jews of Europe and said ‘I want you to come and join me in the land of Israel.’ So few went that Hertzel went into depression. Those who came founded Israel; those who did not went through the hell of the holocaust.
“Then god sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says — Jeremiah writing — ‘They shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from the holes of the rocks,’ meaning there’s no place to hide. And that might be offensive to some people but don’t let your heart be offended. I didn’t write it, Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth.
Way to pass that buck, John!