The reaction of Hagee and his board --
- former Reagan administration official and Republican presidential candidate Gary Bauer,
- former Promise Keepers chair George Morrison,(Faith Bible Chapel, Alvada, CO)
- self-described "Christocrat" Rod Parsley,
- former Republican Senate candidate Bishop Keith Butler (Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield, MI.)and
- Mac Hammond, (Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) a close friend of Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Fool for Christ)
-- ranged from mock outrage to patronizing amusement. Hagee insisted that "our support of Israel has absolutely nothing to do with end times prophecy. It has absolutely nothing to do with eschatology."
House Minority Leader Roy Blunt pointed to AIPAC board members and quipped that Hagee could be that organization's president, too. CUFI, Blunt added, is "part of God's plan."
Joe Lieberman echoed that sentiment, calling CUFI "miraculous" and claiming to "see God's hand" working in it. Lieberman compared Hagee to Moses -- a "man of God" -- who has become a "leader of a mighty multitude."
John McCain thanked Hagee for spiritual guidance, because "it's hard to do the Lord's work in the city of Satan."
David Brog, CUFI's executive director (who is Jewish) maintained that just like God placed Harry Truman in his mother's womb at a juncture in history when his support of Israel was needed, God placed Hagee in his mother's womb as well.
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Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour
Tom Delay: I was in on the ground floor ... the second coming is what i live for.. obviously we have to be connected to Israel to enjoy the second coming of christ
This is a great 10 minute film