McCain has ‘minister problems’ of his own

With the recent brouhaha over Sen. Barack Obama’s minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, one would think that Sen. John McCain would receive similar scrutiny regarding the religious leaders with whom he chooses to cavort.

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, one would be wrong.

McCain actively went out of his way to gain the support of the Texas televangelist John Hagee, who did end up giving his approval to the senator’s campaign. Hagee has spouted numerous disgusting claims over the years, including (but not limited to):

a. Jews are to blame for their plight over the years for rebelling against God.

b. Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment against the people of New Orleans.


c. Statements that "All Muslims are programmed to kill and we can thus never negotiate with any of them."

Hagee has called the Catholic Church the "anti-Christ," "The Great Whore," and a "false cult system."

So what did McCain say about Hagee’s endorsement? Did he renounce it? Nope. As a matter of fact, on April 20, 2008 he told George Stephanopoulos that "I’m glad to have his endorsement."

How many readers of this letter have heard of this controversy? How many have heard of the similar one involving Obama? I strongly suspect that the answers are "few," and "many," respectively. Which begs the question: why is the "so-called liberal media" not protecting its own?

Gary L. Mullen-Schultz


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