Pastor John Hagee: ‘America is Becoming a Pagan Society’ Because of Our Embrace of Secular Humanism

Pastor John Hagee, whose wrath has been directed at Harry Potter readers, Ouija board users, and rock music listeners, has some more wisdom for the people who attend Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.

On Sunday, he told his congregation that “America is becoming a pagan society” because of our embrace of Secular Humanism. (Which is news to me, since the fundies keep telling us we live in a Christian Nation.)

His evidence? Oh, just listen

Secular Humanism has filled our rape crisis centers*, our mental hospitals*, our singles’ bars*, our penitentiaries*, our roster of guests for the brain-dead television talk shows*, you see. America is becoming a Pagan society*. We are in a moral free fall*. When a school teacher cannot refer to the Ten Commandments* but is approved of teaching the principles of witchcraft*, our country is going in the wrong direction*.

When the Boy Scouts of America are censored* and penalized* for refusing to accept homosexual scout leaders, we are a Pagan nation without shame*… We have endorsed sodomy* and called it an alternative lifestyle. It’s not an alternative lifestyle; it was, is, and always shall be an abomination unto the Lord*.

* = Citation needed.

Not that anyone in his church would bother to ask him for any.

Also, someone should let him know that Secular Humanism and Paganism aren’t synonymous. And that public school teachers don’t teach witchcraft. And that atheists are extremely unlikely to be found in prison. And the Boy Scouts weren’t censored or penalized for being bigots.

You know, before he embarrasses himself. More.

(via Right Wing Watch)

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