Monday, July 14, 2014

Pastor John Hagee CUFI War Politics & American Exceptional Ism

Only in times like these where American Exceptionalism runs rampant and Moving Forward, to god knows where, is the catch word for the New American Century, can we witness such bilateral chutzpah from a televangelist. A self proclaimed minister of God advocating war and blatantly spouting propaganda instead of advocating peace harmony and brotherly love is, IMO, the antithesis to anything that is truly holy and good for mankind... 

This from PBS: Bill Moyers

 Bill Moyers Journal October 7, 2007

 "If a line has to be drawn, draw it around Christians and Jews. We are united." -Pastor John Hagee, CUFI Founder John Hagee, along with other Christian Evangelical leaders, created Christians United for Israel (CUFI) less than two years ago, yet it has already grown into one of the largest and most politically influential Christian grassroots organizations in the country. "When 50 million evangelical bible-believing Christians unite with five million American Jews standing together on behalf of Israel, it is a match made in heaven." Dr. Hagee founded and is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church that has more than 18,000 members. He is also the President and CEO of John Hagee Ministries, which he says boasts a television and radio audience of 99 million homes. At the recent annual CUFI summit in Washington, D.C., prominent politicians were present to pledge support for this growing movement, including Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, as well as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Lieberman particularly sang Hagee's praise: "He is a Ish Elokim, a man of God and those words really fit Moses he's become a leader of a mighty multitude, even greater than the multitude that Moses led from Egypt to the promised land." CUFI considers its defining issue to be the growing challenge of radical Islam, particularly as relates to the security of Israel and the United States. CUFI is incresingly concerned by Iran and its potential nuclear threats. Hagee often alludes to Nazi Germany in order to underline what he believes to be the gravity of the situation: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are reliving history. It is 1938 all over again," Hagee explains in a 2007 speech. "Iran is Germany. Ahmadinejad is Hitler. And Ahmadinejad, just like Hitler, is talking about killing the Jews."

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