Top 10 Outrageous Quotes From McCain's Spiritual Advisers

by: Living Liberally

Thu May 01, 2008 at 18:00

Laughing Liberally To Keep From Crying
by Katie Halper

Before Jeremiah "Obama's Pastor" Wright spews even more nonsense, and quotes even more ambassadors, we want to shed some light on the brilliant gems uttered by some of McCain's own spiritual advisers, Pastor John Hagee and Reverend Rod Parsley. When Hagee endorsed McCain, because he is a man of principle, McCain said he was "very honored by Pastor John Hagee's endorsement." Reverend Parsley calls McCain a "strong, true, consistent conservative" and McCain calls Parsley "a spiritual adviser."  Because the liberal media refuses to give any credit to McCain, it is up to us to be fair and balanced. So here are the top 10 Memorable Quotes said by McCain's religious advisers:

1. "Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with a terrorist."
- Pastor John Hagee in his book What Every Man Wants in a Woman (Charisma House, 2005)

2. "The Quran teaches that [all Muslims have a mandate to kill Christians and Jews]. Yes, it teaches that very clearly."
-Pastor John Hagee

Living Liberally :: Top 10 Outrageous Quotes From McCain's Spiritual Advisers
3. "I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans...I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are -- were recipients of the judgment of God for that...There was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades.... The Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment."
-Pastor John Hagee

4. "The military will have difficultly recruiting healthy and strong heterosexuals for combat purposes. Why? Fighting in combat with a man in your fox hole that has AIDS or is HIV positive is double jeopardy."
- Pastor John Hagee on Don't Ask Don't Tell

5. "[Gay marriage] will open the door to incest, to polygamy, and every conceivable marriage arrangement demented minds can possibly conceive. If God does not then punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah."
- Pastor John Hagee

6. "It is impossible to call yourself a Christian and defend homosexuality. There is no justification or acceptance of homosexuality.... Homosexuality means the death of society because homosexuals can recruit, but they cannot reproduce."
- Pastor John Hagee

7. "Only a Spirit-filled woman can submit to her husband's lead. It is the natural desire of a woman to lead through feminine manipulation of the man...Fallen women will try to dominate the marriage. The man has the God-given role to be the loving leader of the home."
- Pastor John Hagee in his book What Every Man Wants in a Woman (Charisma House, 2005)

8.   "I cannot tell you how important it is that we understand the true nature of Islam, that we see it for what it really is. In fact, I will tell you this: I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore."
- Rod Parsley in Silent No More (Charisma House, 2005)

9. "Gay sexuality inevitably involves brutal physical abusiveness and the unnatural imposition of alien substances into internal organs, orally and anally, that inevitably suppress the immune system and heighten susceptibility to disease."
- Rod Parsley

10.  "Only 1 percent of the homosexual population in America will die of old age. The average life expectancy for a homosexual in the United States of America is 43 years of age. A lesbian can only expect to live to be 45 years of age. Homosexuals represent 2 percent of the population, yet today they're carrying 60 percent of the known cases of syphilis."
- Rod Parsley

A version of this originally appeared on Nerve Scanner.

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Good post, and follow up with Mike Lux advice (0.00 / 0)
We liberals tend to be bad at defining the oppositions negatives, but it might be wise to take Mike Lux's advice, and start using stuff like this to define McCain.  The VRWC has had 20 years of defining democratic candidates, with a lot of success.  I sort of hate to go down the same path, really.  But politics doesn't seem to work the way I would like it to.

Hagee doth protest too much (0.00 / 0)
And, McCain talks too crooked.

John McCain doesn't care about Vets.

I know this is fun and all, (0.00 / 0)
but the analogy is poor.  Neither have the sort of relationship that Rev. Wright had with Obama.

I think Rev. Wright, like many people, is right on some things and wrong on others.  I also think Obama differs with Rev. Wright on some things.  But merely because Obama repudiated Rev. Wright does not make it open season to ridicule him.

These two foci of liberation and transformation have been at the very core of the United Church of Christ since its predecessor denomination, the Congregational Church of New England, came to the moral defense and paid for the legal defense of the Mende people aboard the slave ship Amistad, since the days when the United Church of Christ fought against slavery, played an active role in the underground railroad, and set up over 500 schools for the Africans who were freed from slavery in 1865.

And these two foci remain at the core of the teachings of the United Church of Christ, as it has fought against apartheid in South Africa and racism in the United States of America ever since the union which formed the United Church of Christ in 1957.

These two foci of liberation and transformation have also been at the very core and the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ since it was founded in 1961.  And these foci have been the bedrock of our preaching and practice for the past 36 years.

Our congregation, as you heard in the introduction, took a stand against apartheid when the government of our country was supporting the racist regime of the African government in South Africa.


Our congregation stood in solidarity with the peasants in El Salvador and Nicaragua, while our government, through Ollie North and the Iran-Contra scandal, was supporting the Contras, who were killing the peasants and the Miskito Indians in those two countries.

Our congregation sent 35 men and women through accredited seminaries to earn their master of divinity degrees, with an additional 40 currently being enrolled in seminary, while building two senior citizen housing complexes and running two child care programs for the poor, the unemployed, the low-income parents on the south side of Chicago for the past 30 years.

Our congregation feeds over 5,000 homeless and needy families every year, while our government cuts food stamps and spends billions fighting in an unjust war in Iraq.

I agree with most everything in that statement and I suspect Obama did, at least at one time.  Rev. Wright is a good man who has fought, sometimes alone, for justice throughout much of his life.  He errs at times, but there is far more good than not in him.  He has earned respect, even where one disagrees with some of his statements.    

Frankly, I find this post silly.    

???? (0.00 / 0)
I agree that much of what Wright says is true and important. But I think you're missing the point of this post. How does pointing out the homophobia of McCain's advisers (which has been completely ignored by the media) amount to ridiculing Wright? If anything, it's a criticism of what you call the "open season" of Wright ridicule. It's pointing out that while McCain is connected to objectively hateful religious leaders, for some reason, the only person anyone is talking about is Wright. And that's because Wright is black, sadly. Our media is more afraid of an angry black man than a hateful white man.  

"Frankly, I find this comment silly."  

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Think again (0.00 / 0)
The analogy does work very well actually and the reason why people need to be paying attention to this is that unlike Obama, McCain has yet to denounce these men. He's ON THE RECORD as stating that he is happy about their endorsements. THAT is what people need to know. Obama has denounced Wright over and over again for what he said. But McCain is still happy to have these lunatics.
People seem to forget how much this country changed post 9/11. A lot of people changed their idealogies and I think that is what happened to Reverend Wright. His views on the world changed, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE'S. Frankly the rabid patriotism that the Bush administration has been peddling hasn't done us any good either. Look where it got us, a recession and a never-ending war. Think about it that way.
And don't get your info from Fox News. They have an agenda and they rarely print the truth.

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Get it on tape!!! (0.00 / 0)
Disgusting. But not the impact as Wright because it lacks the impact on video.

Clinton in '08. Or give Carter a 2nd term. Vote for Obama!

Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran (0.00 / 0)
Let's not forget that Hagee beleives that the eschaton cannot come until Iran is defeated (something about Gog and Magog).  It appears that Bush may beat McCain to that deed.

Can you picture what a McCCain administration would look like with a weekly conversation with his spiritual advisor, Hagee.  If this were not so frightening, it might be funny.

I doubt that anybody believes that McCain cares a wooden nickle about Hagee; he is just pandering to the religious right.  What this endorsement really says is that Hagee is really for sale to whatever lobby can produce votes, or financing, or whatever else he needs.

McSame has no soul left.  He sold it when he decided that he needed to get in bed with Bush in order to get elected.  I bet that is an image that will cause Hagee to withdraw his endorsement.  

None of them have the buzz words God damn America.. (0.00 / 0)
For McCain's spiritual advisor to say that America was founded, in part, to destroy the false religion of Islam-- and then have that statement  overlooked by the media-- is an inexcusable double standard.  Parsley's viewpoint is incredibly un-American, but they get away with it while Wright gets hammered mercilessly for advocating a peaceful government.

got most of them correct (0.00 / 0)
While most of these are spot on as being ridiculous and need to be thrown in the McCain Camp's face, I must argue with 1 and 2.

1. I remember hearing these from a couple of Hagee's sermons years ago.  They were meant to be humorous and if someone is going to get all offended by them then frankly they're way too sensitive and will do themselves a favor by lightening up.  Men and women both have some negative stereotypical behavior that's poked fun at all the time.  Just because a preacher says it doesn't suddenly make it offensive when comedians are applauded for saying the same things.

2. This statement is 100% true and anyone NOT believing this is grossly and dangerously misinformed.  Read Sam Harris' "The End of Faith".  He goes verse by verse for page after page quoting where the Koran says to kill and make war against all unbelievers.  If you're IGNORing all that then you're very likely so IGNORant on the whole subject that you have no business writing or commenting on it.

Besides that, I say it's about time the mainstream media jumps all over the other 8!!!



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