Here we go with the standard Democrat/Leftist approach of trying to make standard Biblical stances of 50 years ago "hate speech," e.g., condemning homosexuality as sin, and theological and political differences with the Catholic Church. They tried the same thing with Franklin Graham. Funny how the same people so ready to denounce Hagee for saying God judged New Orleans with Katrina have no problem overlooking the multitude of prominent Democrats that blamed Katrina on Bush.
"Hagee's hate speech has no place in public discourse, and McCain's embrace of this figure raises serious questions about John McCain's character and his willingness to do anything to win," said Tom McMahon, executive director of the Democratic National Committee.
The attempt to quell any voice that disagrees with the conventional "civil religion" is only picking up steam. Already in Canada it's considered "hate speech" to condemn homosexuality in Biblical terms. Yet personal attacks on the sitting president of the United States as complicit in the death of those killed on 9/11, as personally engineering the deaths of black people during Katrina, and, of course, as singlehandedly responsible for the deaths of "hundreds of thousands" of Iraqis pass without comment.
Also, it’s telling how the Catholic League and Catholic United can somehow mustered themselves up to decry Hagee (is it really “hate speech” or news when a Fundamentalist Christian thinks the Catholic church is a false church?? News Flash! It’s called “Protestantism”!) but they can’t seem to present a united front to decry the rabid abortion cult that DOMINATES in the Democrat party.
When the American Catholic church starts calling out prominent Catholic politicians for their support of the murder of babies, and when the average Catholic parishioner starts voting i accordance with the teaching of their church, I might have some sympathy for their complaints about Hagee.
It seems to me, supporting the wholesale slaughter of innocents in the womb is quite a bit more grievous a sin than accusing the Catholic Church of WWII for helping the Nazis.