Normally I don’t write articles about random pastors and the idiocy they spew. If I did, I’d never stop writing. But when it comes to Cornerstone Church founder and senior pastor John Hagee, I’ll make an exception.
See, I’ve dealt with this man and his family before. Years ago when I was a waiter in San Antonio, Texas I worked at a restaurant that he and his family frequently visited.
And let me just tell you, he’s a prick and his wife isn’t any better. They were demanding, rude, impatient and lousy tippers. When they came in the entire waitstaff knew who they were and dreaded dealing with them.
After all, who wants to wait on a table that’s picky, demanding, complains a lot and tips lousy? With the ironic twist to this whole situation being that Hagee is the senior pastor of his megachurch with more than 20,000 members.
Nothing quite like someone who’s the leader of a church that often tells people to be “generous” and “kind,” being a cheap prick to servers.
Needless to say, I’m not one of his fans.
Well, he apparently decided to weigh in on the Ukraine situation saying that this is a clear sign that the “end of days” are near.
Oh, I forgot to mention that he’s one of those pastors who obsesses about the end of the world and armageddon.
During something called the “Hagee Hotline” he went off on a rant about how Russia’s actions are clear signs that these are the “last days.” Hagee went off about some ridiculous belief that the Gog and Magog that are prophesied in Ezekiel are actually Russia and its leader. But he didn’t stop there. He went on to say that Russia, along with Iran, Germany, Turkey, Libya and various Arab nations, will lead the invasion of Israel as the final days approach.
Hagee also went on to say, “What you are seeing happening on the television screen is the Russian bear coming back to life, wanting to be a global super power. It’s going to take all of the nations it can with them and there will be, at some point in the future, a land invasion led by the Russians.”
I wonder if he said the same thing back in 2008 when Russia sent troops into Georgia? Just sayin’.
This man defines what it means to be a religious hypocrite. He preys on the fearful, judges those with which he disagrees and from my experience dealing with him when I was a server – he’s not a very good person when the spotlight isn’t on him.
In other words, he’s your typical conservative.