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Old 03-31-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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Race for the White House - Page 94 - Wired New York Forum

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Did McCain have to jump through the same hoops which Russert and others set up for Obama and "denounce" Hagee's extremism and "reject" his support? No; quite the opposite. McCain said he was "very honored" to receive this endorsement and, when asked about some of Hagee's more twisted views, responded: "all I can tell you is that I am very proud to have Pastor John Hagee's support."
Rev. Hagee: "It's true that [John] McCain's campaign sought my endorsement"

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We'll see this Sunday in the NY Times magazine, Easter Sunday coincidentally. We know it now thanks to Greg Mitchell at Editor and Publisher:
In an interview that will appear in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, controversial televangelist Rev. John Hagee declares, "It's true that [John] McCain's campaign sought my endorsement."
What are Hagee's views?

McCain on John Hagee

The Democratic Party | John McCain Should Denounce Hagee Endorsement, Anti-Catholic Remarks (http://www.democrats.org/a/2008/02/john_mccain_sho.php - broken link)


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"Well I think it's important to note that pastor John Hagee who has supported and endorsed my candidacy supports what I stand for and believe in. When he endorses me, it does not mean that I embrace everything that he stands for and believes. And I am very proud of the Pastor John Hagee's spiritual leadership to thousands of people and I am proud of his commitment to the independence and the freedom of the state of Israel. That does not mean that I support or endorse or agree with some of the things that Pastor John Hagee might have said or positions that he may have taken on other issues. I don't have to agree with everyone who endorses my candidacy. They are supporting my candidacy. I am not endorsing some of their positions." [McCain Media Availability, 2/29/08]
Now go to that above website and see what Hagee believes besides this.

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"The newspaper carried the story in our local area that was not carried nationally 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. So I believe that the judgment of God is a very real thing. I know that there are people who demur from that, but I believe that the Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment."
and then this:

John McCain Sought Endorsement of Anti-Gay Rev. John Hagee Bloggernista (http://bloggernista.com/2008/03/21/john-mccain-sought-endorsement-of-anti-gay-rev-john-hagee/ - broken link)
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