McCain Supporter Hagee: New Orleans Got What It Deserved
Pastor John Hagee told radio host Dennis Prager that God had a hand in the New Orleans devastation because the city was planning a “sinful” homosexual rally, but the rally never happened because Katrina hit. And Hagee said he was glad to have told NPR’s Terry Gross that Katrina was God’s judgment against New Orleans.
Think Progress has audio.
In March, when it was revealed that Hagee had referred to the Catholic Church as “the great whore,” an “apostate church,” the “anti-Christ,” and a “false cult system,” and offered that “Hitler said he wouldn’t do anything that hasn’t been done by the Roman church, only on a greater scale and more efficiently,” McCain first repudiated Hagee’s comments to the Associated Press “if they are anti-Catholic or offensive to Catholics,” but then went on Bill Bennett’s radio show and defended Hagee’s claim that his words were taken out of context.
On Sunday, McCain said it was a mistake to accept Hagee’s endorsement, but he was happy to have it.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So was it a mistake to solicit and accept his endorsement?
MCCAIN: Oh, probably, sure. […]
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you no longer want his endorsement?
MCCAIN: I’m glad to have his endorsement. I condemn remarks that are, in any way, viewed as anti-anything. And thanks for asking.
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