I don’t know how Right Wing Watch digs this stuff up, but gods bless ’em for it. Below is a video of controversial pastor John Hagee, an endorser of upcoming prayer event The Response, and a man potential presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry has “worked to cultivate” a relationship with.
As scrutiny of The Response grows, organizers seem to be getting a little nervous. Is that why the link to the endorsers page has disappeared from the website? Back in 2008 John Hagee was too extreme for John McCain, but Dallas Morning News religion reporter Wayne Slater says that you shouldn’t “expect Rick Perry to do the same if he runs.” If so, we’ll have a Republican candidate who proudly accepts the endorsement of pastor who rejects pluralism and blames “paganism” for society’s ills.
I’ll be writing a special opinion piece about this for The Washington Post this week. I’ll let you know when it’s up.