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Monday, February 05, 2007
The Foreign Policy of the "Rapture-Ready" Fundies is Scary
Bill Barnwell has a thoughtful article about Dispensationalists who are trying to determine our foreign policy. The article mentions John Hagee, a fire-and-brimstone preacher from San Antonio. I have previously written John Hagee (click here and here) who has pull with the White House and the fair-and-balanced news channel.
In other news about the sectarian right, Jerry Falwell uses his NewsMax column to promote his indoctrination camp for children--Falwell once quipped that "Christians [referring to his flock], like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention this in the original post. Last Sunday, when I got up to watch the Sunday Morning political shows, I tuned into Hagee's television program in which he preaches to his San Antonio congregation and witnessed something odd: he told a joke that was at Henry Kissinger's expense. The joke is an old one (I heard of variation of it when I was a kid) and went like this: There was a plane with the pilot and Henry Kissinger, a hippie, and a Catholic priest. The pilot told the passenger that there was engine failure and that the plane would crash but there were only three parachutes. The pilot took the first parachute and jumped out of the plane. Henry Kissinger told the two remaining passengers that he was the most brilliant person alive and that the world needed him so it was necessary for him to live and grabbed the second parachute and jumped out of the plane. The priest and the hippie were apparently left with one parachute between them when the hippie told the priest to relax becasue, "The most brilliant person alive just jumped out of a plane with my knapsack."
What is odd about the use as Kissinger as the punchline is that Hagee has been courting American supporters of Israel (also click here). If anyone has a clue about this, e-mail me.