Thursday, May 22, 2008

John McCain has nutty religious friends too...

I wonder if the U.S. media and the greater (white) American public will hold McCain as accountable for the lunatic ravings of some of his high profile religious supporters as they did Obama? It's sad that McCain was eager to embrace Hagee's support when it was widely known Hagee had described Hurricane Katrina as God's retribution for homosexual sin. It's unfortunate McCain seems to think that kind of statement is tolerable. Only now with other statements by Hagee uncovered, like that God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land, has McCain cut his ties with this extremist.

As far as I'm concerned, these incidents mostly neutralize the Reverend Wright controversy for Obama, or at least I hope they do.

3 comments:

Liberal 4evr said...

the only thing McCain is guilty of is not doing his homework before accepting the support, at least he did not sit there for 20 years, and with his kids listening to aids is an invention of the government to get rid of blacks, so on so on.....I am a little surprised at you....He did not "tolerate" the statements since he distanced himself as soon as he heard about it...I would be the last one to defend any on the right, but there is a difference...dont you think???

Matt Guerin said...

'liberal 4evr', Hagee's comments about Hurricane Katrina being caused by gay sin were well on the record when McCain accepted his support wholeheartedly. But apparently that wasn't offensive enough to reject his support over. Quite the contrary. I think that speaks volumes.

By the way Obama's kids are young - he hasn't "sat there" with them listening to Wright's sermonds for "20 years" as you put it. We have no idea if Obama was present for any of Wright's extremist sermons, yet we judge Obama for his association with Wright.

Yet McCain somehow escapes the same level of criticism - I say because both McCain and Hagee are white and most whites agree it's foolish to hold one white man accountable for the beliefs of another white man.

Travis said...

The problem is and it has nothing to do with race is that Obama is a close personal friend with Wright which is why his comments are allot more controversial for Obama then some individuals who support McCain.