Hagee: Just Kidding!

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May 13, 2008 12:07 p.m.

I’ll be very curious just he’s going to be able to square this circle. But apparently John Hagee, John McCain endorser and radical preacher, is now apologizing to Catholics for giving them such a hard shake. When I saw the headline I was more than a little curious to see how he’d explain that since his brand of anti-Catholicism is deeply woven into the strain of Protestantism he embraces. Did he suddenly discover that he’d misinterpreted the Book of Revelation?

Apparently so. Who says modern events can’t be brought to bear on biblical exegesis?

Writes Hagee …

I better understand that reference to the Roman Catholic Church as the “apostate church” and the “great whore” described in the Book of Revelation is a rhetorical device long employed in anti-Catholic literature and commentary. I hope you recognize that I have repeatedly stated that my interpretation of Revelation leads me to conclude that the “apostate church” and the “great whore” appear only during the seven years of tribulation after all true believers – Catholic and Protestant – have been taken up to heaven. Therefore, neither of these phrases can be synonymous with the Catholic Church.

Can we now get him to explain the part about God using Muslim terrorists to create bloodbaths in our streets because the US supports a two-state solution in Israel-Palestine?

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