Carefully avoiding mentioning any candidate by name so as to avoid IRS trouble, Christian con man John Hagee not only endorsed Donald Trump this week, he told his followers that God will punish them if they don’t vote for him for president.
After mangling Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s famous “not to speak is to speak” quote and falsely attributing it to Martin Niemöller, Hagee informed his viewing audience that “God will not hold us harmless” and so they have an obligation to vote.
“I’m going to vote for the candidate that’s going to make the U.S. military great again,” he said. “I’m going to vote for the party that is going to solve the immigration problem, not the one that has created the immigration problem. I’m going to support the party that brings jobs back from China … I’m not going to vote for the party that has betrayed Israel for the past seven years.”
“If you can read a newspaper, you know who I’m talking about,” Hagee said. “No candidate is perfect, but I want you to go vote and may God give us a leader who has the courage to put America first and stand up for we the people.”
So if you think God is going to give you a leader, what is the point of telling people to vote? If it’s God’s will that Trump be the next president, that would happen no matter who votes or for whom they vote.