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3 March 2008 at 1:26:47 PM
It's interesting. In the Democratic debate last week, Tim Russert asked Obama about his position re: Louis Farrakhan, whose endorsement not only did Obama NOT seek but Obama has repudiated the racism of Farakhan. That's in contract to John McCain, who actively SOUGHT the endorsement of John Hagee, in order to pander, apparently to evangelicals Here's from the Catholic League.
The president of the Catholic League today blasted Sen. John McCain for accepting the endorsement of Texas evangelicalist John Hagee, calling the controversial pastor a bigot who has "waged an unrelenting war against the Catholic Church."
Hagee, who is known for his crusading support of Israel, backed McCain's presidential bid Wednesday, standing next to the senator at a hotel in San Antonio and calling McCain "a man of principle."
But Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in a statement today that Hagee has written extensively in negative ways about the Catholic Church, "calling it 'The Great Whore,' an 'apostate church,' the 'anti-Christ,' and a '0 cult system.'"
"Senator Obama has repudiated the endorsement of Louis Farrakhan, another bigot. McCain should follow suit and retract his embrace of Hagee," Donohue said.
. It's really a shame-that's why I want Obama, because he's for AMERICA, not pandering to one religious group over another.
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