Republican John McCain has rejected the endorsement of an influential Texas televangelist criticized for his anti-Catholic views. But wait. McCain’s not rejecting him because of his anti-Catholic views. You see, the evangelist also made the mistake of saying something stupid about the Jews.
McCain issued a statement after audio surfaced in which Hagee said God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land.
McCain immediately blasted out a statement: “Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.”
But when Hagee suggested that the Pope is the anti-Christ, and that the Catholic Church is “The Beast” (17:30 and following) mentioned in the Bible, McCain was silent.
When Hagee said, “When Hitler became a global demonic monster, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII never, ever slightly criticized him,” McCain remained mum, proving once again that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice.