Thursday, 8 May 2008

The tale of John McCain and his crazy reverend

With all the over-hyped fury over Obama's pastor, you'd think McCain's even more insane 'spiritual guide' would make more headlines...

You may have heard of Rev. John Hagee, the McCain supporter who said God created Hurricane Katrina to punish New Orleans for its homosexual "sins." Well now meet Rev. Rod Parsley, the televangelist megachurch pastor from Ohio who hates Islam. According to David Corn of Mother Jones, Parsley has called on Christians to wage war against Islam, which he considers to be a "false religion." In the past, Parsley has also railed against the separation of church and state, homosexuals, and abortion rights, comparing Planned Parenthood to Nazis.

So much for freedom of religion. This is a man who wants to see all other religions but his destroyed. Interestingly enough, Obama denounced Jeremiah Wright; McCain hasn't even dropped the endorsement of Rev. Parsley. As far as I'm concerned, this Wright business has gone vastly overboard, politically speaking and considering the massive coverage its gotten over the past couple months.


Wil Robinson said...

It's the double standard that has become an accepted part of the American belief system - Islam is bad, Christianity is good.

We use euphemisms like "extremism," but these are only beneficial to avoid outright prejudice and hatred.

This is a result of almost 7 years of refusing to debate real issues relating to the so-called "war on terror" and resorting to simplistic answers and a "good versus evil" worldview that doesn't allow for a center. The extremists on both sides have dominated the discussion to their own benefit, leaving most of us in the middle with no options.

clearthought said...

I couldn't agree more Wil.

It's time for Americans to confront the religious elephant in the room, and that is Islam, which is truly as zany as Christianity.