“The Great Whore” gets an apology from televangelist Hagee

“The Great Whore” gets an apology from televangelist Hagee May 17, 2008

INFLUENTIAL Texas televangelist John Hagee has been forced to make a grovelling apology to Catholics for referring to the Catholic Church as “the Great Whore.”
In the past, Hagee – who endorsed Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, has outraged US gays and feminists with his bigoted ravings.
On National Public Radio in 2006, he said Hurricane Katrina was God’s judgment because “New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God”, and has written that the feminist movement represents “a rebellion against God’s pattern for the family.”
Hagee had cited the Inquisition and the Crusades as evidence of anti-Semitism within the Catholic Church, and had suggested that Catholic anti-Semitism shaped Adolf Hitler’s views of Jews.
Which, of course, it did!
Said a remorseful Hagee:

In my zeal to oppose anti-Semitism and bigotry in all its ugly forms, I have often emphasized the darkest chapters in the history of Catholics and Protestant relations with the Jews. In the process, I may have contributed to the mistaken impression that the anti-Jewish violence of the Crusades and the Inquisition defines the Catholic Church. It most certainly does not.

In a letter to William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights, Hagee wrote:

Out of a desire to advance a greater unity among Catholics and evangelicals in promoting the common good, I want to express my deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.

Will we now hear this repulsive hypocrite apologise to the others he has offended, now that he has developed “a zeal to oppose bigotry in all it’s ugly forms”?
Somehow, we doubt it.
See full report here.

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