Posted by: Lister | March 22, 2008

McCain’s Spiritual Guide

Can this be real? A Mother Jones article on Rod Parsley:

Senator John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser an Ohio megachurch pastor who has called upon Christians to wage a “war” against the “false religion” of Islam with the aim of destroying it.

On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with the Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus,

[…] McCain, with Parsley by his side at the Cincinnati rally, called the evangelical minister a “spiritual guide.”

[The following quoted from Parsley’s book] 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.

Bizarre.

McCain also has the support of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, who had the following opinion about the cause of 9/11:

“I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen.'”

Fellow evangelist Pat Robertson concurred with his sentiment.

After heavy criticism, Falwell apologized, though he later said that he stood by his statement, stating “If we decide to change all the rules on which this Judeo-Christian nation was built, we cannot expect the Lord to put his shield of protection around us as he has in the past.”

And also the Reverend John Hagee supports McCain.

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Responses

  1. It is always interesting to find what religious leaders really think.

    Thank you!

  2. Terrifying.


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