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Let's Look At What People Do

Reader comment on item: John Hagee, the Holocaust, and Me: Thinking about Allies
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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jun 3, 2008 at 15:46

Dear Daniel:

In my view Senator McCain seeking to distance himself from Pastor Hagee's support is a mistake, both politically-speaking and otherwise. Senator McCain is falling into the trap of moral relativism the mainstream media set for him.

Barack Obama has always surrounded himself with America hating, antisemitic kooks. The drive by media couldn't wait to find a McCain supporter whom they could point to and say, "well, when it comes to religious fringe kooks (and particularly antisemitic ones) McCain is no better than Obama...and well, hey it's not a candidates fault when such unsolicited endorsements come along".

Hagee gave the liberal media a real "gotcha" moment. But as a Republican, as a conservative and as an American Jew, I would urge my co-religionists like Mr. Fein to slow down before he jumps on the proverbial bandwagon. Despite Pastor Hagee's Torah-based rationale for the Holocaust (which I don't necessarily agree with), I would urge people to look at what the man does, not only what he says (and what he says in this instance only).

Pastor Hagee is a strong consistent supporter of Israel. Pastor Hagee is an ecumenical man who urges tens of millions of evangelical Christians and others to stand with Israel and the Jewish people. Barack Obama's "spiritual mentors" praise Louis Farrakan and spew forth anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, anti-American hatred to throngs of parishioners who revel in it. There is NO equivalence here.

Some Jews argue that the evangelical community only support Jews and Israel for Biblical reasons...my reply...GREAT! We live in a world where the rise of Islamism is a threat to all Jews and all Christians everywhere. Do we really think these people are all just kidding? They blow the children up. They cut off innocents' heads. The murder family members and call it a matter of "honor". The cut off hands for stealing a loaf of bread. They stone an adulteress to death...And they now seek nuclear weapons.

Isn't it time that all Jews and Christians stood together for each other and for what's right? Someday a Muslim may his finger on a nuclear trigger and seeking the "hidden Mahdi" may be prepared to hasten the end of time. It is a scary world and whether the target is Israel or America, it really doesn't matter. If we don't stand together, the Judeo-Christian era and perhaps the world that God created, will be over. Western Civilization and all that implies for all individuals (including Muslims who want to live in it with mutual respect for all) is worth preserving.

PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH

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