As the Huffington Post reports, in Hagee’s book Jerusalem Countdown, he describes Hitler as a “half-breed Jew” descended from Esau. [...]
Matthews aired a clip of Pastor Hagee describing the Roman Catholic church as an “apostate church” and “false cult.”
“This is the great whore of Revelation 17,” preached Hagee. “This is the anti-Christ system. This is the apostate church. In this cup, if you will read it in the Book of Revelation, is the blood of the saints, this false cult system that was born in Genesis 10 and progressed through Israel and became Baal worship. God says, The day is going to come when I’m going to cause this beast to devour this apostate system. So you can say very clearly that while the church is in heaven, this false religious system is going to be totally devoured by the anti- Christ.
“That’s the great John Hagee,” said Matthews after the footage. “His comments came to light during the 2008 presidential race, when he had to express regret, as he put it, for, quote, ‘any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.’ [...]
Joan Walsh commented that “to pick Hagee is either ignorance, or you know, I think more likely, he simply doesn’t care,” and noted that Beck urging people to leave churches preaching ‘social justice’ was seen by many as a slap at Catholicism.
Bob Shrum, the Democratic Strategist, added that “Beck himself clearly is riding a bandwagon of bigotry and fear to gather millions of followers and millions of dollars. He’s made anti-Muslim remarks. He’s made remarks about the president that are certainly tinged with racial overtones. So why wouldn’t he associate with an anti-Catholic?” …Full article…