I’ve been watching McCain and Lieberman dance their way around their respective connections with John Hagee over the last few months and now I just can’t resist any longer. Not so latent reactionary Joe Lieberman recently described his good friend John Hagee as an eesh elokim like Moses (eesh elokin literally means “man of God,” but it also can mean prophet, clearly the intent here–yikes). Wow, way to go Joe! A new low! I guess that if you bring together lots and lots of those creepy “pro-Israel” Christians in order to lobby for a war with Iran in the hopes that Israel can be wiped out in order to fulfill God’s wishes you’re ok with Joe Lieberman. But hey, it’s ok, Joe just figures that this has to happen. Why? Well, it’s simple, because Hagee told him that what God wants. Hagee and company needs all those stiff Jewish bodies to get into the Kingdom–a last minute conversion for Lieberman? Yeah, Christian Zionism is great for Israel. Let’s not forget that this is the very same John Hagee who believes (and has even said publicly) that the Antichrist will be “a blasphemer and a homosexual” who is “at least partly Jewish, as was Adolf Hitler, as was Karl Marx.” Nice one! From the Huffington Post:
In his 2006 book “Jerusalem Countdown”, Hagee proposed the theory that “anti-Semitism, and thus the Holocaust, was the fault of Jews themselves — the result of an age old divine curse incurred by the ancient Hebrews through worshiping idols and passed, down the ages, to all Jews now alive.” He also wrote that “Most readers will be shocked by the clear record of history linking Adolf Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church in a conspiracy to exterminate the Jews.
Antisemitism just isn’t what it used to be, maybe a pogrom in Crown Heights would get everyone’s attention. Don’t worry though, Hagee is equal opportunity! He also hates Muslims because they are “mindless murderers that are mandated by the Koran to kill Jews and Christians.” Not only that, he hates Harry Potter:
As millions of people anticipate the release of the latest Harry Potter book and film, we’re reminded once again of Satan’s ongoing attempt to deceive and destroy. The whole purpose of the Potter books is to desensitize readers and introduce them to the occult.
Since I could spend the rest of the day listing all the crazy things Hagee says, here’s a clip: