In recent months, even the mainstream media hasn’t been able to ignore the horrific impacts of religion on American politics. To me, it seems clear that Bush’s Holy War in the Middle East is something that the majority of Americans agree with (or at least choose to allow). But certainly there should be a backlash against this, right? In most ways, McCain seems to be every bit as fueled by war-related fantasies as is Dubya. Therefore, I think it’s important to consider the views of his supporters and influencers.
BraveNewFilms.org reports in McCain’s “Spiritual Guide” Wants America to Destroy Islam:
You may have heard of Rev. John Hagee, the McCain supporter who said God created Hurricane Katrina to punish New Orleans for its homosexual “sins.” Well now meet Rev. Rod Parsley, the televangelist megachurch pastor from Ohio who hates Islam. According to David Corn of Mother Jones, Parsley has called on Christians to wage war against Islam, which he considers to be a “false religion.” In the past, Parsley has also railed against the separation of church and state, homosexuals, and abortion rights, comparing Planned Parenthood to Nazis.
Since the media won’t question McCain about his deeply bigoted pastor, it’s up to you to call attention to this issue. Make McCain’s pastor problem a major story by forwarding this video to your family, friends, and colleagues.
We can’t let McCain get away with aligning himself with a religious leader who’s called for an all-out war on Islam, someone who draws no distinctions between Muslims and violent Islamic extremists. Now is the crucial time to act.
Most Americans seem to believe that Islam is a violent religion and is a threat to their own views. Surprisingly, most of these people seem to be able to overlook the horrific acts in the Old Testament and the amount of violence in the New Testament. Studies have shown that few Christian Americans read the Bible, and that gives hate-mongers clear reign to influence politics. At the very least, we should be asking questions about what McCain – someone who has stated that the doesn’t think Americans would mind another 1,000 years of war in the Middle East – really thinks.