First John Hagee came for the Catholics. And John McCain did nothing.
Then Hagee said that Adolf Hitler and his Nazi henchmen were performing God’s will. And that’s when John McCain did something.
Yes, it’s true. John McCain has denounced serial psycho pastor John Hagee’s endorsement, for which McCain fought so hard. When asked about Hagee’s Hitler comments, which were unearthed yesterday, McCain sent out the following response:
Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.
McCain’s denouncement falls a little short, however, since Hagee actually rescinded it after yesterday’s story broke. Wrote the pastor,
Ever since I endorsed John McCain for president, people seeking to attack Senator McCain have combed my records for statements they can use for political gain. They have had no qualms about grossly misrepresenting my position on issues most near and dear to my heart if it serves their political ambitions.
I am tired of these baseless attacks and fear that they have become a distraction in what should be a national debate about important issues. I have therefore decided to withdraw my endorsement of Senator McCain for President effective today, and to remove myself from any active role in the 2008 campaign.
McCain’s holy woes are far from over, however. The heat’s now on another Bible-toting backer, Rod Parsley, who called Islam “anti-Christ” and referred to Mohammed as “the mouthpiece of a conspiracy of spiritual evil.” Parsley, of course, also uses his pulpit to take on the gays. Notice a pattern?