Another day, another colorful detail is added to the right-wing, fundamentalist narrative that masquerades as Mike Huckabee's compassionate conservatism. On Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate and ordained Southern Baptist minister will "speak" at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, whose televangelist pastor, Rev. John Hagee, is described as "militantly anti-Catholic."
According to the Catholic News Agency, "It’s not hard to find evidence that Rev. Hagee does not think highly of Catholics or the Catholic Church. In a video discussing the biblical book of Revelation, John Hagee suggests the Pope is the anti-Christ, and that the Catholic Church is "The Beast" (17:30 and following) mentioned in the book."
Hagee, who is on good terms with the Bush Administration, is one of the leading figures on the Christian far-right and conservative publications such as Newsmax describe him as a "Christian Zionist." Hagee's primary message is around protecting Israel and opposing "Islamo-facist terrorism", but, on the domestic side, he is a vocal opponent of gay right and same-sex marriage, and, has tried to organize black pastors against the gay issue.
Huckabee's Sunday 'speech" should be illuminating, no? Perhaps the governor can share the biblical passages that convinced him to parole a convicted rapist who went on to rape and kill another woman ...
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