Here's a taste of the rhetoric from a man who just endorsed McCain in public and embraced him on stage:

"It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God's chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day."

Hagee is also a virulent anti-gay and anti-Catholic bigot. McCain is "very proud to have Pastor John Hagee's support." Is Kirchick awake? 

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