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Pastor John Hagee: Hitler 'Hunted' Jews Under God's Order


This clip of Pastor John Hagee, whose endorsement John McCain has gladly accepted, is making the rounds. It's a sermon Hagee gave in 1990 that says Hitler was acting on God's behalf in "hunting" the Jews so that they might establish the state of Israel.

Says Hagee: "'And they the hunters should hunt them,' that will be the Jews. 'From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.' If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can't see that."

Hagee, as you likely know, has made disparaging remarks about Catholics (for which he recently apologized) and has said that gay sin was responsible for Hurricane Katrina.

McCain has called the Hagee/Katrina controversy "nonsense."

Joe Lieberman recently defended Hagee, saying, "He represents a lot of people in this country, particularly Christians who care about the state of Israel."

Listen to the Hagee Hitler clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

Audio Recording of McCain's Political Endorser John Hagee Preaching Jews Are Cursed and Subhuman [talk 2 action]
McCain Backer Hagee Said Hitler Was Fulfilling God's Will [huffington post]

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  1. I can tell you now that Hagee is a Zionist and adores the state of Israel. In fact, he's been there several times. If this is to portray him as anti-Semitic, then someone needs to look further into his sermons and understand the connotations of his words. He is far from anti-Semitic. He has a respect for Judaism and teaches the traditions of Jews to his congregation so that they better understand their own faith of Christianity.

    Posted by: John | May 21, 2008 6:52:13 PM

  2. dear john, hagee is fuckin batshit crazy and let's hope that these old fuck old fart fundamentalists will die out soon... the new crop of "jesus wants you to be rich" preachers are far preferable though no less reprehensible -- now did i spell that right you english majors? like woody allen said in hannah in her sisters, if jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up...

    Posted by: the queen | May 21, 2008 6:59:51 PM

  3. John

    Hagee has also said "Jews have DEAD souls"

    Please explain how that pro-semitic


    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 21, 2008 7:00:52 PM

  4. Will all the people who went apeshit over Rev. Wright's comments, please step forward?

    Posted by: soulbrotha | May 21, 2008 7:15:33 PM

  5. Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States of America, Barack Obama.
    Seriously, McCain is D.O.A. with this Hagee baggage. Its like Obama getting the endorsement of the old Black Panthers and supporting every word they said. Still time to save the campaign if he jettison's this nut now by way of a televised speech. Its a shame because I believe McCain is better for GLBT than Obama will be. He is black and churchy, which is negative toward gays.

    Posted by: Vi Agara | May 21, 2008 7:45:49 PM

  6. What's the big deal? The Bible is full of stories of genocide for the greater good. Those who want to live by the Book should accept the fact that Jehova likes to wipe out a nation from time to time.

    Posted by: borut | May 21, 2008 7:47:31 PM

  7. Mr. "Vi Agara":
    McCain is better for gays than Obama? What are you smoking? But you give the game away. You are an admitted racist.

    As for Lieberman, he once again shows his true colors, in typically revolting fashion, by defending Hagee. These "Christian Zionists" "love" Israel so their lunatic prophecies of a Holocaust of all Jews who do not accept Christ can come to pass. And corrupt, extremist, right-wing Jewish groups embrace them.

    Posted by: Eric | May 21, 2008 8:14:34 PM

  8. Hagee is smoking something strong to be so disillusioned with reality. Come back to earth man.

    Posted by: duane Harris | May 21, 2008 8:38:28 PM

  9. Eric hits the nail on the head. This is more about the fundamentalist belief in the massacre of Jews than his love or respect of Judaism.

    The fundies love to preach about the Jews... cause they can't wait for them all to die, thus hastening the end of days.

    Posted by: theo | May 21, 2008 8:41:03 PM

  10. Exactly Eric and Theo

    This so called "love" is for 2 reasons and 2 reasons only

    The conversion of Jews to xtianity and the supposed return of jeebbbuss

    If you ever listen to xtian radio (Yikes) they constantly go on and on in praise of violence between the Palestinians and Israelis. Never wishing for peace but wanting war.

    I even heard one comment once "Halalujah, the more violenec there just means jesus is coming back sooner so more violence more violence Halalujah"

    Conservative Jews embrace these nuts but eventualy it will bite them in the ass.

    The pressure from being surrounded by enemies and percieved enemies and the money the nuts like to toss hand over fist is tempting. But conservatives in the Kinesset need to realiz these nuts are dangerous for the long term peace, stability, and survival of Jews in the middle east.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 21, 2008 8:50:17 PM

  11. Whenever I think I've heard the craziest shit in my life, some religious zealot comes along and surprises me all over again.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 21, 2008 8:50:26 PM

  12. Hey Eric, not a racist, maybe a realist. Churchy blacks are virulently anti-gay, more so than some hickabilly preachers. Its a fact. Lest I remind you of the last Demogouge err...
    Democratic President Bill Clinton and what he did to the cause by bending over for DOMA? You think because they are Democrats they are going to support GLTB? What are you smoking?

    Posted by: Vi Agara | May 21, 2008 8:59:04 PM

  13. add on to my response to ERIC: Forgot to remind you that the CA Supreme Court that approved gay marriage are mainly Republican appointees, under a Republican Govenor, (who says he' s for the decision), under a Republican Prez. What happened under Democrats? Uhhh, DOMA.
    Ya'll need to get yer heads out yer assez.

    Posted by: Vi Agara | May 21, 2008 9:03:23 PM

  14. My observation from reading and participating in this blog over the past year is this: The problem with most of you here is that you are addle-brained leftists. Its not your fault though, thats what you were taught in school. How to be a left leaning, wealth destroying leftocrat. The deal with the devil you signed up for is you all must think its cool to hate and destroy capitalism in America first, make it a good EU style socialist economy and the great demosocialist party will say "We support gay rights!". LOL. Right. DOMA anyone? Don't ask, Don't tell? Obama? Like I said, deal with the Devil. One day you are either all going to wise up to this game or be in a bread line.

    Posted by: Vi Agara | May 21, 2008 9:20:23 PM

  15. Dear God, VI AGARA!
    Did you just crawl out of Rush Limbaugh's ass?

    Posted by: AdamN | May 21, 2008 9:28:28 PM

  16. This would be a big deal except it's 10 years old and he apologized long ago to the Jews about it.

    Posted by: Jeff NYC | May 21, 2008 9:31:22 PM

  17. Vi

    Get on topic with the thread\

    That said,

    Europe has a longer life expectancy, better standard of living, better health care, better education, many European countries offer 3 months paid vacation, etc

    Socialism in America goes back to the begining. Many charters of the early colonies on record in museums detail point by point the COMMUNAL/ socialistic sharing of 1 iron skillet etc between every member of the colony

    Look up the Rural electrification project where the wealthy north was heavily taxed to provide a lot of FREE electrical wiring and power plants to the poor south. Without which the south would probably be getting electricity about now.

    To be true to your comments you must not accept your Social Security benefits when you retire. You have never paid in the amount you will get back in SS checks and medicare so that is socialist and you must renounce SS when you retire.

    Just a few things to show you that you are way off base

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 21, 2008 9:36:26 PM

  18. Jeff NYC

    9 years 1999

    But he has said quite a bit more since then. for example "Jews have DEAD souls"

    That was more recent. He has never appologized for it.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 21, 2008 9:38:22 PM

  19. I don't really see why the left would even want to bring this up. If we're trying to say that Hagee:Wright then it's a losing battle.

    First, Obama's association with Wright is much stronger than McCain's with Hagee, and second, and probably more unfortunately, a greater percentage of the population would agree with Hagee's remarks than those made by Wright.

    Leave it alone.

    Posted by: Mattia | May 21, 2008 10:29:31 PM

  20. I'll preface this by saying I'm very much what the right wing would term a "leftist" considering myself a social democrat (little "d" there fellas). To a certain extent Vi Agra is correct. The Democrats gave us DOMA and DADT; however, four of the six votes that struck down Colorado's Amendment 2 on the Supreme Court in 1996 were Republican appointees and 4 of the 6 votes for striking down Texas' anti-homosexual sodomy law in Lawrence v Texas were Republican appointees. Likewise 3 of the 4 votes in the majority in the California case were Republican appointees.

    Now, I'd never suggest the Republicans are better on gay rights than the Democrats, but it is incontrovertible fact that some of the most important gains in the GLBT rights movement have come with substantial Republican involvement. Principally it has been in cases where ruling against gay rights would require one to be a frothing at the mouth rapid, homophobic right-wing wingnut. The reason the Democrats are utterly and embarrassingly horrible when it actually comes to actual action on gay rights (as opposed to talking a good talk on gay rights) is the confluence of two factors: 1) they are mostly timorous and spineless in their tepid support of gays with an obsessive, irrational fear that being gay friendly will result in a permanent fanatical KKKhristian theocracy and 2) since they are perceived to be the party for gay right have a vested financial interest in dragging the struggle out as long as feasibly possible to milk gays of every last dollar in contributions they can. Their gay money well will dry up substantially once gay equality becomes a reality, so they play a despicable balancing game between placating gays and killing the cash cow.

    ...Which is why I'm no longer a Democrat. The choice between "Democrats" and Republicans has become the same sort of choice blacks would have faced between a pro-segregation party and a pro-slavery party. In reality it is hardly a choice at all being confined to those choices. The "Democrats" are only slightly less evil in their utter ballslessness on gay rights but that's no excuse to hop into bed with them. (Note: you couldn't pay me enough to vote for 95% of the Republicans out there, or 99.9% of the ones that run for office here in Texas, so no I am NOT voting for John McSame.)

    Posted by: Craig | May 21, 2008 10:41:10 PM

  21. JOHN, nice try at selling that mule for a horse. Unfortunately for you, I happen to know that side of the religious debate ALL too well. I was marinated in it and lived it for years.

    Here are the facts:

    The reason Hagee is a Zionist is not because he loves Jews, it's because his fundamentalist, evangelical "End Times" beliefs require certain events to take place in the State of Israel to bring about the “End of Days”. He has "prophesied" all these things in his video taped rants (you know, like the one where he called the Catholic Church the “Whore of Babylon (which by the way is modern day Iraq) and now he is working feverishly to bring them about. This whole Iraq debacle fits perfectly into this "Revelation" styled, end-time vision that he and so many people believe in. That’s why so many of these supposed “Christians” from the fundamentalist right-wing are such huge supporters of this war; as opposed to following Christ’s Sermon on the Mount where He proclaimed, “BLESSED are the PEACEMAKERS.”

    NOTHING would make these people happier than a nuclear attack on Israel because THEY feel that that would bring about "Armageddon" and "the Rapture".

    Hagee doesn't give a sh*t about Jewish people. He's just living in a delusional fantasy word and stroking his own bloated ego.

    Posted by: Zeke | May 21, 2008 11:35:35 PM

  22. Zeke is correct. That is the only reason Hagee supports Israel. He is under the deluded proposition that Israel will bring about the end times and hasten the rapture. If you look closely at his record, Hagee has shown a substantial amount of disdain for the Jewish faith and people as heathen non-believers who will be damned to hell just like Catholics, Muslims, Hindus, gays, abortionist, et, etc, etc...pretty much all people who are not fundamentalist, heterosexual white Anglo Saxon Protestant evangelical Republicans.

    Posted by: Craig | May 22, 2008 12:17:38 AM

  23. So Hagee represents "a lot of people in this country"? So, the deranged, cretin segment of the electorate finally have someone to speak for them. "...particularly Christians who care about Israel"? So the deranged, cretin Christian pro-Israel lobby has a spokesman in Hagee. And a candidate in Lieberman.

    Mazel tov!

    Posted by: mcQ | May 22, 2008 12:31:40 AM

  24. Hopefully this election won't come down to who has the worst preachers behind them. Otherwise, Obama might lose.

    Posted by: Ken P. | May 22, 2008 1:24:55 AM

  25. Zeke

    Well said

    I must apologize that I usualy end up lumping all chritians together. There are sane and rational christians like yourself who are vastly different from the right wingers like Hagee.

    I will try harder in the future to be more distinct in my mentioning of christians (like yourself) vs xtians right wingers (Hagee etc)

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 22, 2008 1:25:29 AM

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