More Persecution Fear-Mongering From Hagee

Matthew Hagee, the even more ridiculous son of televangelist con man John Hagee, is still preaching fake persecution to the church he and his father have become rich by leading. In a sermon recently, he said that Christians are going to be declared “enemies of the state” and thrown in jail, or worse.

“We find ourselves in a world where we can no longer take for granted the freedom we have to worship,” Hagee said. “We must ask the question: Are Bible-believing Christians in danger of losing the liberty of practicing their faith? Do we now live in a world where those who believe and obey the Ten Commandments run the risk of being declared enemies of the state? A few years ago, this question would have seemed extreme; today, it cannot be ignored.”

Just as Christians in Iran are imprisoned for preaching the Gospel, Hagee warned that soon the same thing could begin to happen in America now that “our government has legalized by a vote of 5 to 4 what God calls an abomination.”

“How have we become so confused that we celebrate one athlete’s sex change and call it courageous and we boo another athlete’s willingness to bend his knee in the end zone and thank God for his physical strength and ability?” he asked, comparing Caitlyn Jenner to Tim Tebow.

“We call an act of terrorism on an army base ‘workplace violence,'” he continued, “and we identify someone who goes to church, reads his Bible and owns a gun as an extremist. We give a half billion dollars a year to the murderous organization Planned Parenthood, who, in the name of science, take the dollars that you earn at your job and use them to sell the severed heads of unborn children and then we turn around and threaten churches with the loss of their tax exempt status if they refuse to bless sodomy at the altars and teach it to their children in the schools.”

Christians may soon find themselves tagged as enemies of the state, Hagee declared, and so they must decide today “whose side are you on?”

All this because they can no longer keep gay people from getting married. They turn a slight loss of their cultural hegemony and turn that into their own oppression. The whole thing simply could not be any more ridiculous than it is.

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  • shakeb

    These wingnuts and their fucking Tebow. You know why I hate Tebow, because of all the people like Matthew Hagee who try to twist the common story of a very good college player not succeeding at the professional level into a story of martyrdom. Russell Wilson is super publicly super religious and he’s well liked around the league and he might become the highest paid player in the history of the league this week. The difference is that he’s a good QB at the NFL level.

  • hunter

    If you were wondering where they get the story ideas for B-movie dystopian horror stories, look no farther.

  • zippythepinhead

    If Christians weren’t persecuted tortured and killed, how would they ever know they were God’s chosen people?

  • raven

    Tim Tebow was and is a creepy guy in addition to not being quite good enough for the pros.

    1. Tebow’s claim to fame besides being an exhibitionist xian, is as a missionary.

    2. What they xians never say is that he was converting other xians to fundie xianity. Mostly Catholics. The Philippines, where his family was, is more xian than the…USA.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    All this because they can no longer keep gay people from getting married.

    Oh, please! I wish it was just that. There are a bunch of groups us Bible-Believing™ Christians aren’t allowed to run roughshod over anymore.

     

    * “Bible-Believing” is a registered trademark of Petty Assholes, Inc.

  • raven

    I don’t know why Matthew Hagee is even bothering to babble on about this.

    According to his father, in two months the earth ends when Jesus comes and kills 7 billion people. September 28 is the End Date. The Rapture or something. They are a bit vague on exactly what is going to happen.

    Hmmm, well even I know the answer to this one. They don’t believe their own words!!! It’s just lying for money!!!!

  • colnago80

    How have we become so confused that we celebrate one athlete’s sex change and call it courageous and we boo another athlete’s willingness to bend his knee in the end zone and thank God for his physical strength and ability?” he asked, comparing Caitlyn Jenner to Tim Tebow

    No confusion at all. Tebow is a failure as an NFL quarterback, Jenner was a world class athlete who was an Olympic champion in the decathlon, the most difficult competition in track and field and arguably in all of sports and a world record holder in the event. In terms of athletic ability, no comparison at all.

  • tsig

    Sodomy at the altars? That might increase the number of butts in the pews.

  • dingojack

    tsig – well that’s no good at all! It’s butts upturned at the altar that count.

    😉 Dingo

  • raven

    Religion in the Philippines | Asia Society

    asiasociety. org/religion-philippines

    The Philippines proudly boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, 6 percent belong to various nationalized Christian cults, and another 2 percent belong to well over 100 Protestant denominations.

    The Philippines is 94% xian. The USA is 70%. It’s 86% Catholic.

    Tim Tebow’s father is an anti-Catholic bigot who spent most of his life trying to convert Catholics. This is the fundie xian idea of a hero!!!

  • http://helives.blogspot.com heddle

    Raven,

    Tebow’s claim to fame besides being an exhibitionist xian, is as a missionary.

    Well he also is known for opening a charity hospital in the Philippines for children needing orthopedic surgery.

  • Sastra

    “We call an act of terrorism on an army base ‘workplace violence,’” he continued, “and we identify someone who goes to church, reads his Bible and owns a gun as an extremist.

    Um. If we’re supposed to connect the individual in second part of the sentence with the event in first part of the sentence, then I’m not sure the label doesn’t fit. Is this guy even listening to himself?

    No, don’t answer. That’s okay. I can guess.

  • John Hinkle

    The whole thing simply could not be any more ridiculous than it is.

    You underestimate them.

  • footface

    Selling the… severed heads of…?

    Get a grip, man.

  • StevoR

    @3. zippythepinhead : “If Christians weren’t persecuted tortured and killed, how would they ever know they were God’s chosen people?”

    If being persecuted makes you Gods people then there’s a lot of Jews that will likely tell Hagee they can have it.

    (No, not really.)

  • footface

    And, because modus is asleep at the switch, I would like to confirm that, yes, the 1975 live Sodomy at the Altars double LP is a classic.

  • StevoR

    @15. God’s Chosen people that is.

    Yeah, as the old line goes why does this shit always happen to us?

    Also the Arabs get all the oil and we have to cut the ends off our ..what!?

  • colnago80

    Re StevoR @ #17

    Also the Arabs get all the oil and we have to cut the ends off our ..what!

    So do Arab Muslims.

  • Michael Heath

    I don’t think the whole Tim Tebow shunning has been revealed. While he doesn’t have the desired set of QBing skills, he showed himself to be a winner and a great football player when he was leading the Broncos in the playoffs.

    I can’t understand how someone showing that level of performance in the playoffs so young in his career can then not be able to break in with any team as a valued member.

    There’s a lot to despise about Tim Tebow, but his performance on the field suggests there’s more going on here. Perhaps he’s a head case like what Tiger Woods is suffering through for the past several years.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The whole thing simply could not be any more ridiculous than it is.

    I really wish Ed wouldn’t do that.

  • http://helives.blogspot.com heddle

    I don’t think the whole Tim Tebow shunning has been revealed. While he doesn’t have the desired set of QBing skills, he showed himself to be a winner and a great football player when he was leading the Broncos in the playoffs.

    Grr. Don’t remind me. That came at the expense of my beloved Steelers. Very first play in overtime he throws a TD. Who-da thunk it?

  • StevoR

    @18. colnago80 : Well, yeah, but don’t ruin the joke dammit!

  • shakeb

    @19, ok I forgot half, the other half of why I hate Tebow is he’s a great example of people attributing wins entirely to the quarterback when they are just one of 45 playing for a team that day (usually the most important, but just 1 in 45) and overvaluing small samples especially in the playoffs.

    Even if you want to value QB wins Tebow went a rather mediocre 9-7 as a starter, but you shouldn’t credit him for 9-7 because his individual numbers were far below what would be expected for a good NFL QB. He completed less than half of his passes in Denver when over 60% is expected from a quality QB. He faired a bit better in most other stats, but that level of inaccuracy is unforgivably bad, so the rest is moot.

  • colnago80

    Re Michael Heath @ #19

    While he doesn’t have the desired set of QBing skills, he showed himself to be a winner and a great football player when he was leading the Broncos in the playoffs.

    Robert Griffin III anyone? Here’s a quarterback who went from a hero as rookie to a washed up bum, according to loyal Deadskin fans thereafter. The sentiment in these parts is give him the heave ho.

  • colnago80

    Re shakeb @ @23

    A perfect example of attributing wins solely to the quarterback is in evidence in the discussion of Superbowl 3. One would think that the most overrated quarterback in the history of football, Joe Willie Namath, won that game for the New York Jets all by himself. The only thing Joe Willie contributed to that victory was not screwing up by throwing interceptions, which he was wont to do in his career. That game was won by the jet’s defense and running back Matt Snell. A perfect example of the effect of hype on sports writers in the lamestream media.

  • whheydt

    If the Hagees were serious about their claims, they’d take all their money a build a set of catacombs with little outline fish symbols on the walls to tell The True Believers where to find the religious service locations.

    Of course they won’t do that because it would mean spending *their* money. (And, also of course, they don’t really believe it.)

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Hagee does have a point though. So many christians these days are already self-declared enemies of the state that it’s only a matter of time before the rest join then.

  • Michael Heath

    shakeb writes:

    @19, ok I forgot half, the other half of why I hate Tebow is he’s a great example of people attributing wins entirely to the quarterback when they are just one of 45 playing for a team that day (usually the most important, but just 1 in 45) and overvaluing small samples especially in the playoffs.

    It’s bad form to criticize comments from another without also quoting what they wrote. If you had quoted what I wrote it’d be apparent I never made nor even insinuated @ 19 that I attributed the Broncos success “entirely to the quarterback”.

  • shakeb

    Poor word choice on my part with “entirely”, my apologies, and I should’ve explained better that your comment more reminded me that overvaluing of QB wins was a thing, rather than being all that much of an example.