support to establish his bona fides with Protestant evangelicals.
"John McCain is a man of principle," Hagee, a televangelist and the pastor of Cornerstone Church, told reporters. "He does not stand boldly on both sides of any issue."
Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday rejected the endorsement of Texas preacher John Hagee after the pastor was discovered to have made "crazy" comments.
Need more crazy?
Rod Parsley is John McCain’s self-described spiritual guide and the leader of World Harvest Church, a 12,000 member megachurch in Columbus, Ohio, who believes "that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing false religion destroyed." Who is Rod Parsley? A pastor whose $600 million ministry cloaks its finances in secrecy; a man who sells "covenant swords" and "prayer cloths" that he claims will
bring freedom from financial problems as well as any physical or emotional ailments;" a man who calls himself a high priest who only has to blow a whistle to have "every demon is coming off your shoulders, out of your mind, out of your finances;" and a man who wants to "restore Godly presence in government and culture and...will tear down the church-state wall." In 2001, Parsley told the Columbus Dispatch "Americans must be Christocrats, citizens of both their Country and the Kingdom of God. And that is not a democracy, that is a theocracy."