You thought Hagee was bad? Aw, hell no, children, it gets worse!
John McCain’s endorser – whom he claims to be a “spiritual guide,” no less – openly declares it the birthright of America to destroy Islam. David Corn reports in Mother Jones:
Parsley is not shy about his desire to obliterate Islam. In Silent No More, he notes—approvingly—that Christopher Columbus shared the same goal: “It was to defeat Islam, among other dreams, that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in 1492…Columbus dreamed of defeating the armies of Islam with the armies of Europe made mighty by the wealth of the New World. It was this dream that, in part, began America.” He urges his readers to realize that a confrontation between Christianity and Islam is unavoidable: “We find now we have no choice. The time has come.”
Let’s set aside the fact that Christopher Columbus did not “sail to the new world”: he sailed to India and got lost in the New World. If Christopher Columbus’ goals in sailing from Europe are our obligations as citizens of the United States, logically, is it not also our duty to deliver the spices of India to Spain? As far as I know, we’re a bit behind in our deliveries of late. . . .