John Hagee

  • Hagee’s Jewish adviser fights back

    Over at JTA’s Telegraph blog, we have a post up on the efforts by David Brog, the Jewish executive director of Christian United for Israel, to come to the defense of Pastor John Hagee. (Now that this fight seems to be shifting away from the campaign trail back into the Jewish community, we’ll probably be… More ▸

  • The Hagee endorsement is no more

    The latest controversy over Pastor John Hagee’s penchant for controversial comments prompted John McCain to issue a statement rejecting the conservative clergyman’s endorsement: “Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his… More ▸

  • The latest Hagee flap: Did McCain backer blame Jews for the Holocaust?

    Pastor John Hagee, who offered a high-profile endorsement of John McCain earlier this year, is again under the microcscope, thanks to this article on HunffingtonPost about his assertion that the Holocaust was essentially God’s punishment for Jews who did not leave Europe for Palestine. The bad news for Hagee (and McCain): The comments are on… More ▸

  • Defending Wright and Hagee

    Due to their respective connections to Barack Obama and John McCain, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and Pastor John Hagee have drawn plenty of media coverage in recent weeks, with both clergymen being painted by some as agents of intolerance. In recent days, however, both men have received some positive press. Writing in the Chicago Tribune,… More ▸

  • Q & A: John Hagee

    Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, has issued a statement saying that he is satisfied with reports that John McCain has repudiated any anti-Catholic remarks that Pastor John Hagee or others may have made. Of course, whether McCain has done enough on that front is a separate question than what to make of… More ▸