When John Hagee endorsed John McCain a lot of rhetoric started to flare up, as something that should have been a minor to insignificant, grew into a firestorm...as pastor Hagee has delivered in his sermons in the past certain events, tie in with his particular theological training, and belief system. Such as - that Hurricane Katrina was an act of God against the sin of homosexuality in New Orleans. Regardless of what people of different denominations wish to believe, this should be obvious to all, a no-brainer if you wish, and true for anyone who understands that homosexuality is a sin. If you take the Bible, you can find that these same types of situations were dealt with in similar manners, one of the most well known accounts of God's wrath against homosexuality was at Sodom and Gomorrah, when He destroyed 25,000 people in one day, sparing only Lot and his wife, but his wife looked back and was turned to a pillar of salt in an instant.
Regarding other dissenting opinions - It has been said that pastor Hagee has shown anti-Catholic sentiments, which in my opinion should have far less impact regarding his endorsement of Senator McCain. No one is bound to pastor Hagee's theological beliefs, the main, and most important things are what the Bible teaches, and if you are a Church member, then you are part of the Body of Christ, and this includes all denominations. As for where I stand, we believe Jesus Crucified, was buried, and arose on the third day, in which we celebrate the resurrection not too long from now, three weeks from today I believe. And that through His blood we are afforded a new beginning in our life, provided that we accept Him into our heart and life, and have Faith that He is able to deliver us from evil temptation. For all who have accepted Christ they can say thusly, 'Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.' And as the Apostle Paul said, 'Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God.' We must impart this to others as we each wait for our appointed times, sharing with them this sanctifying grace that sets the captives free.
I believe John McCain is a good man, although at times, he has not been clear on what side he wishes to favor on the issues. I do know this, he is a Republican, and that regardless of what his theological beliefs are on certain Church doctrinal beliefs that in the grand scheme of things, he is on the right side as to one of the greatest moral issues affecting America, and that is life; he believes rightly that life has intrinsic worth to some degree, in which he would appoint judges who would draft a Human-Life amendment for future use; and in this we do everything we can do to end the barbarism we know as abortion must be done. There are too many lies being spread by the Planned Parenthood and ACLU to deceive women into the gravest of sins, that being Murder. Murder should never be accepted in a society, and our government should be pressed to do everthing possible to make sure that it does not happen. At the present, the U.S. is murdering over 1 million people per year by way of infanticide, genocide, whatever you want to call it, it is Murder, and should be ended. Although, I think Mr. McCain should come out in stronger opposition to ESCR or (Embryonic Stem Cell Research).
Too, he is a stronger defender of National Security than his Democratic rivals, and fighting radical extremists wherever they may be found outside of America, with our times being ever-more threatened with Terrorism, we need somebody who would see to it that Freedom is defended.
So, pastor Hagee's endorsement should entail some serious-minded people to think before passing off his endorsement as "hate speech" or an "injustice," afterall, sequestering McCain in favor of Hussein Obama is, In my opinion, turning a blind eye to the past for selfish purposes not fully realizing the greater impact it would have in future consequences.
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