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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-20-06 08:24 AM
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Holy Warriors Set Sights on Iran...
'Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Christian right has evolved into one of the most powerful grassroots organising forces within the Republican Party, and a host of Christian Zionists have taken a well-earned seat at the foreign policy table.

At the same time, their support for Israel is not only growing -- it is also becoming an influential political factor.

Several prominent Christian right and conservative Jewish leaders have teamed up to found organisations that have provided millions of dollars to Israeli charities, lobbied in support of policies advanced by right wing leaders in Israel, opposed President George W. Bush's so-called "Road Map" to peace in the Middle East, and have helped defray the costs of the immigration of Russian Jews to Israel, among other activities.

While the Reverends Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell have been longtime supporters of Israel, the founding earlier this year of Christians United for Israel by John Hagee, the pastor of the 18,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, drew a great deal of media attention.

As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's popularity has plummeted since the end of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, Christian Zionists in the United States view the outcome not only as a defeat for Israel, but also as a prelude to a much wider war. In fact, they think the conflict might be a sign of impending Armageddon.

"The end of the world as we know it is rapidly approaching," Hagee wrote in his most recent book, "Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World". "Just before us is a nuclear countdown with Iran," he wrote, "followed by Ezekiel's war (as described in Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39), and then the final battle -- the battle of Armageddon."'

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1219-10.htm
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-20-06 08:26 AM
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1. Hagee ? WTF?
Edited on Wed Dec-20-06 08:47 AM by SpiralHawk
He is such a blowhard fear monger. I wouldn't follow him to an outhouse.

Shows you how spiritually bankrupt lots of people are if they listen to this puffed-up demagogue.

Photo below: Hagee inspiring the "faithful."

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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-20-06 08:43 AM
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2. i'd like to send the whole lot of them to time out...
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