McCain’s Spiritual Advisors Are Un-American

May 8, 2008 5:02 pm posted by Jason Rosenbaum

Have a quick look at Senator John McCain’s spiritual guide, Rod Parsley:

Islam is a “false religion?” America “was founded with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed?”

The first European settlers in America came driven by a search for religious freedom. They were fleeing religious persecution - fleeing those who would have seen their religion destroyed. The first phrase of the first line of the first amendment to the Constitution specifically enshrines religious freedom as arguably the top American freedom to be upheld and protected at all costs.

The religious liberty granted by the power of the Constitution is what America is all about. And yet, John McCain, a politician who consistently hypes his “courageous service” to a country he supposedly holds dear, has chosen this man, Rod Parsley, as a “spiritual guide.”

It’s hard to agree that Senator John McCain’s commitment to this country is as strong as he makes it out to be when he openly courts and accepts the guidance of an un-American religious leader like Rod Parsely. 

Not surprisingly, Parsley isn’t the only un-American religious leader McCain courts. John McCain actively lobbied for the endorsement of televangelist preacher John Hagee, and held a delighted press conference when Hagee endorsed McCain:


However, Hagee is no moderate. He’s blamed hurricane Katrina on homosexuality, called Catholocism a “false cult system” and a “great whore,” and made some un-American statements of his own:

“If God brings this nation to judgment, is very likely he will release the terrorists that you’ve already let get here through the ridiculous immigration policy you refuse to stop and this nation is going go through a blood bath that you have permitted because of what you have done.” 

Senator John McCain consistently courts un-American religious leaders. You can judge a person by the company they keep.

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3 Responses to “McCain’s Spiritual Advisors Are Un-American”

  1. links for 2008-05-09 » Oliver Willis Says:

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  2. Marginalizing and Co-opting the Radicals - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics Says:

    [...] afterwards, McCain rejected pastor Rod Parsley’s endorsement - a man known for saying things like, “America was founded with the intention of seeing [Islam] destroyed.” McCain once called this [...]

  3. Carolyn Says:

    it’s apparent that Father Pfleger’s rant was the medium Obama used to quit Trinity United Christian Church. Now what is the Democratic Nominee going to do go back to Islam?

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