Thursday, March 20, 2008

Crazy Preachers Endorsing Presidential Candidates

No, no, I'm not talking about Pastor Wright and Obama; I'm talking about Pastor Rod Parsley and McCain. Rod Parsley is one of those crazy TV preachers who's always begging for money and has one of those "mega-churches" in Ohio. Here is the profile of McCain's "spiritual advisor":

1.Called Planned Parenthood Nazi's
2.Openly called for prosecution of people who commit adultery which would obviously include Ted Haggard, Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, David Vitter and of course Bill Clinton.
3.On Islam and being a loving Christian: "The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed". So much for Christianity being a peaceful religion.
4.Thinks people should be able to pray in public schools because something is apparently wrong with praying at home and in a church or sending your kids to a Catholic school.
5.On the founding of America he said: "It was to defeat Islam, among other dreams, that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in 1492…Columbus dreamed of defeating the armies of Islam with the armies of Europe made mighty by the wealth of the New World. It was this dream that, in part, began America." Aside from being a bigot, he is also apparently a Columbus biographer who doesn't know that Columbus did not set out to discover the "new world" and that he was actually looking for a new route to India.
6.One of his quotes on the validity of the second biggest religion in the world was:"Muhammad received revelations from demons and not from the true God." Really, glad you were there to confirm this for us.
7.Thinks the founding fathers accidentally forgot to add the words: God, Christian, Christ, Christianity, Christian Nation to the Constitution and says they really wanted the US to be a Christian Theocracy even though George Washington and many other founding fathers were Deists. This is what he uses to rationalize his own belief that the US should trade its democracy for a Theocracy which has worked extraordinarily well for other countries.
8. Believes in faith healing. Yes, the guys who dance around and punch cripples in the forehead.
9.Doesn't believe in hate crimes and thinks you should be able to kill gays , Muslims and apparently anyone else for who they are.
10.Tells Christians to ready their weapons and says he condones Christian riots against Muslims and gays.
11. Believes in, or at least tricks people with money into believing in "prayer cloths", which will apparently heal people...or some kind of nonsense.
13. Believes in, or at least tells people who give him money that miracles are real.
14. Was quoted as saying: "I just love to talk about your money. Let me be very clear — I want your money. I deserve it. This church deserves it." He was probably referring to all the lawsuits which have been filed against him.
15. Refuses to divulge how contributions are spent, other than his $800,000 home compound, ranch and his plane and another $800,000 home for his parents.

And McCain’s other former preacher endorsee John Hagee, had this to say:

1. Catholics were a false cult and the Catholic Church was a "Great Whore".
2. Called Harry Potter witchcraft
3. In his book, Predicted that Russia and "Islamic States" will be destroyed by God.
4. Said that China and "The West" will battle over Israel starting Armageddon and the second coming of Christ.
5. Thought Hurricane Katrina was because of Gay parades in New Orleans, not warm ocean temperatures and atmospheric pressure, even though the French Quarter was mainly unaffected as compared to the rest of the city.

It must be noted that Hagee was even too crazy for McCain and McCain has since distanced himself from Hagee and likewise, Hagee no longer endorses McCain.

Oh, and both have been accused of Tax Evasion due to their political campaigning during their tax exempt "church".

The main point here is that Obama didn't say the things that his retired preacher said 10 years ago, his retired preacher did. Likewise, McCain didn't say the things mentioned above but he has only distanced himself from Hagee's comments and Parsley is still his "spiritual guide". So if Obama is now this terrible racist then that makes McCain a gay bashing, Muslim bashing crusader, Planned Parenthood bombing, armed Christian warrior who wants to overthrow the democracy in order to establish a Theocracy, who believes in faith healing. We all know that this isn't the case or else conservative Christians would support him like they did Bush.
In other words, enough with the Obama is a violent racist crap. We all know Obama is as white as you get without having blond hair and driving a VW with a surfboard strapped to the roof.

So, if you're worried about electing someone who is associated with a controversial preacher, don't vote for McCain.

So, does this now at least prove that Obama isn't a Muslim?


concerned citizen said...

Rod Parsley & John Hagee...what a pair of religious Jokers to draw to. ha ha! The religious right never looks anything more then ridiculous. If I were a candidate I would not want them supporting Me!

handmaiden said...

To expound on my last comment

A friend of mine has a post up criticizing Obama & his association with Jeremiah Wright by pointing out some of Wrights inflammatory & nonsensical statements. I agree with his premise that Obama's association with the raving Reverend Wright will come back to bite him in the ass.
I also agree with the gist of your post

What I think looking at both of your posts is ; All these big God promoters that spout nonsense these pastors, preachers, ministers...Reverends, etc...with their mega Church's & courting of Politicians are arrogant & ignorant. They are humanity hating fools & Politicians would do well to distance themselves from these Mega Jerks.

Toad734 said...

Ya but not if they wan't the conservative christian vote. McCain doesn't really believe in any of that shit, nor does Obama but Obama has to somehow prove that he isn't a Muslim and McCain has to act like he hates fags and loves Jesus or neither one of them will get elected. What I am saying is that it's almost the voters fault that these guys have to resort to these loonies.

concerned citizen said...

It's ignorance at more then one level. What is exciting though is that the tide IS turning for these fundamentalists jerks, christians, islamics, & jews. the more they make asses of themselves the better the sane secular world looks to us, the masses.

Mike V. said...

Personally, I'm waiting for the day when we can vote for the first Snake Charmer Prez..

Toad734 said...

They only look ridiculous to secular people, to everyone else they look normal...snake charmers aside.

trick said...

Unfortunately, I'm afraid they (fundamentalists) ARE the masses and I'm not so sure which way the tide is turning these days. Toad is right... this idiocy seems normal to too many people.

concerned citizen said...

I guess I'm just more optimistic about the ability of the masses to discern truth then the rest of you. I agree with what trick says that this idiocy seems normal...that's only because the mainstream media (sadly too many people use MSM as the only source to feed their intellect) hasn't looked at the relationship between politicians & preachers critically enough yet.

trick said...

You can't blame it on the mainstream media, which is really just a symptom. Even with that as the only source of info, a reasonable person wouldn't draw the same conclusions. It's because of their fundamentalist (or otherwise closed-minded) frame of reference and consequent unwillingness to examine anything beyond the surface layer. It's a mistake to think most people "use MSM as the only source to feed their intellect". Clearly, if you watch FOX news, you know it has nothing to do with intellect. They are looking for someone to tell them what to believe, precisely in order to avoid the use of intellect.

I just hope that there are enough of the rest of us out there.

Toad734 said...

I think the people in the Unitd States use their intellect, its the people in Dumbfuckistan that we have to worry about.

trick said...

I'm with you on that, Toad. But sometimes I'm not sure which one I'm in.