Olbermann on the last minute McCain endorsement of rapture lusting, Texas mega-church pastor, John Hagee, right before the Texas primary. Hagee is ridiculously over-the-top in his hatred of everyone not in his small sliver of christianity. McCain is so far still embracing his new pal. The Catholics are getting pissed.
McCain’s Incendiary Supporter
The squabble surrounding San Antonio televangelist John Hagee’s endorsement of Republican presidential hopeful John McCain reminds me of why there should be less religion in politics — incendiary faith is the opposite of consensus building.
McCain has said that he is proud to be associated with Hagee. This must be in part because McCain’s strategists think he needs to burnish his evangelical credentials and Hagee’s vote, along with his 19,000-member strong congregation, is just the solution.
Thing is, this country is big. Real big. And you need to bring together a lot of people to vote for you if you want to be president. That may be a little harder for McCain to accomplish thanks to his association with Hagee, who in recent years has offended many, including but not limited to Catholics, homosexuals, Muslims and Harry Potter-author J.K. Rowling. He has suggested that Hurricane Katrina was God’s wrath for the city’s “gay parade” and he has called the Roman Catholic Church a “false cult system.”
Hagee gives an illustrated lecture.