This is funny…
John McCain is refusing to renounce the endorsement of a prominent Texas televangelist who Democrats say peddles anti-Catholic and other intolerant speech.Instead, the Republican presidential candidate issued a statement Friday afternoon saying he had unspecified disagreements with the San Antonio megachurch leader, John Hagee. Hagee endorsed him at a news conference Wednesday in San Antonio.
“However, in no way did I intend for his endorsement to suggest that I in turn agree with all of Pastor Hagee’s views, which I obviously do not,” McCain said in the statement.
His campaign issued the statement after two days of criticism from the Democratic National Committee, the Catholic League and Catholics United.
Democrats quoted Hagee as saying the Catholic Church conspired with Nazis against the Jews and that Hurricane Katrina was God’s retribution for homosexual sin, and they recited his demeaning comments about women and flip remarks about slavery.
Especially when you compare it to this.
Farrakhan has drawn widespread attention in the past for making anti-Semitic remarks, including calling Judaism a “gutter religion.” In recent years, officials with the Nation of Islam have said they favor unity and tolerance among religions, and Farrakhan now often quotes the texts of other religions in his speeches.
Officials with the Nation have long argued that Farrakhan’s comments are often taken out of context.
During Tuesday’s debate, Russert pressed Obama about whether he accepts Farrakhan’s support. The senator responded that while both he and Farrakhan live in Chicago, that’s where their ties end.
Anyone still not think Bernie Goldberg MIGHT have a point about bias in the media?