Jews Rally Around John Hagee
Pastor John Hagee was branded an anti-Semite, due to a quote that was used against him, after he publicly endorsed senator John McCain for president.
When I heard them referring to him as anti-Semitic, I thought it strange, as he is a man that has raised and donated millions to Jewish causes.
Generally, when people hate you, they don’t encourage others to like you, nor do they raise millions of dollars to feed and clothe your exiled brothers and sisters.
Just the other day Mike Huckabee made a joke about Obama and people overreacted to it. But unlike Hillary, he didn’t wish him dead.
Someone is trying to neutralize the church in this election (looking at Hillary Clinton). Comments made by preachers like Hagee and Huckabee have been misconstrued and made out to mean something else.
But keep it up and see if it helps either party. It’s quite unwise offending the nation’s main constituency (70% Christian).
Jews defend Hagee’s words
Jews rushed to the pastor’s defense yesterday claiming the pastor is not anti-Semitic and an ally of the Jewish people. (Associated Press)
Jewish allies of the Rev. John Hagee rushed to his defense yesterday to say the Texas evangelist is not anti-Semitic despite Sen. John McCain campaign’s repudiation Thursday of the evangelist’s endorsement.
“John Hagee is one of the Jewish people’s best friends,” Los Angeles talk show host Dennis Prager said on the air yesterday morning. “Identifying John Hagee with anti-Semitism would be like identifying Raoul Wallenberg, the great Swede who saved thousands of Jews in the Holocaust, with anti-Semitism.”
Orthodox Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg, of Congregation Rodfei Sholom in San Antonio, appeared at an afternoon press conference yesterday to say Mr. Hagee’s “words were twisted and used to attack him for being anti-Semitic.”
In actuality, Mr. Hagee “interpreted a biblical verse in a way not very different from several legitimate Jewish authorities,” the rabbi said.
“Viewing Hitler as acting completely outside of God’s plan is to suggest that God was powerless to stop the Holocaust, a position quite unacceptable to any religious Jew or Christian,” the rabbi said.
“I have devoted most of my adult life to ensuring that there will never be a second Holocaust,” Mr. Hagee told reporters. “I have worked tirelessly to eliminate the sin of anti-Semitism from the Christian world and to ensure the survival of the state of Israel.”
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