Senator John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser an Ohio megachurch pastor who has called upon Christians to wage a “war” against the “false religion” of Islam with the aim of destroying it.
I cannot tell you how important it is that we understand the true nature of Islam, that we see it for what it really is. In fact, I will tell you this: I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore.
Again. Let me just repeat. Our country was FOUNDED (in part) to destroy Islam. It is our divine purpose.
Ben? Anyone? We’ll be here waiting for you to repudiate these latest hateful and divisive remarks. Lisa Renee? Anyone?
Keep in mind I don’t support the positions of any of these people and I don’t put too much stock in it affecting how one might govern the country – though Bush’s “faith based initiatives” do give some pause. Some people, both left and right do seem to put enough stock in it to be going ballistic, though.