A Miracle of God

John Hagee speaking at Christians United for Israel

In a “Miracle of God,” a gathering of 3,500 evangelical Christians, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), packed into a Washington hotel to cheer Israel and its current military campaign. Standing on a stage bedecked with a huge Israeli flag, John Hagee drew rapturous applause and shouts of “amen” as he hailed Israel for doing God’s work in a “war of good versus evil.” Calls for Israel to show restraint violate “God’s foreign-policy statement” toward Jews, he said, citing a verse from the Old Testament that promises to “bless those who bless you” and curse “the one who curses you.”

Jerry Falwell, leader of the Fundamentalist Christian Far Right commented:

“I will rebuke the State Department for any and every time it told Israel to stand down and show restraint.”

Hagee concluded,

“The dots are there to be connected, and it is not some big thing called terrorism. It is Islamic fascism … all of the various things and forces that we’ve seen around the world are not merely hot spots but they are all part of a theme – a war against Western civilization.”