Tuesday, May 13, 2008

McCain's pastor likened Catholic Church to "great whore"

John McCain's pastor said that "God punished New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina for planning a gay pride parade."

Then there was this from Reuters UK by Jim Forsyth:

"A Texas evangelical leader who endorsed Republican presidential candidate John McCain earlier this year has apologized for anti-Catholic remarks that angered Church members and embarrassed McCain's campaign.

"John Hagee, pastor of the 19,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, wrote a letter of apology to the Catholic League on Monday for comments in which he called the Church "apostate" and likened it to the "great whore" in a passage of the Bible..."


If you are wondering why Mr. Hagee said this, he has come up with an explanation. He made the statement, he says, "In my zeal to oppose anti-Semitism and bigotry in all its ugly forms..."

Clearly, we must be careful when judging others that we don't make an ironical spectacle of ourselves.

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