Evangelical Pastor John Hagee is a Fraud and his Theory About Ukraine is Utterly Ridiculous

hageeNormally 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.

Uh huh.

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.

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Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on both Twitter and Facebook. Have feedback, inquiries, criticism or hate mail? You can email him as well.


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  • Sunny Ray

    Well, what I don’t understand is that years ago the whole staff of a restaurant knew he was a dick, so why does he still have any influence? Didn’t you guys spread the word?? I mean, people have the power right?…. but if you don’t use it, don’t complain.

    • richard

      Sunny, when was the last time you encountered a restaurant wait staff who had the power and influence to sway public opinion and to thwart the success of a television personality, when most can’t even get my wife to make up her mind on an entree in under 10 minutes?

      However, I’m sure Allen and his former colleagues had more than enough influence on what was actually served to Hagee. I was a waiter for years and we had our own ways to deal with abusive repeat customers.

      • Sunny Ray

        I’m not saying that they had such a power, but since they were working in a restaurant (where many many different people come and go) rumors can be quickly spread out there, acting intramuros is what keeps them safe and divides people.
        You sound like the typical person that says “that won’t change anything” well, if you don’t try, you surely won’t get anything.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        visine in the food? ( hide the toilet paper from them)

    • Iain A. Ward

      I have one thing to say in regard to your comment…..usually its fairly easy to indoctrinate people into believing in something; but usually its very hard to persuade those people who have been indoctrinated that everything they have been told and believe in and hold dear is a crock of shit!! Just sayin’…..

      • Sunny Ray

        And I totally agree with you, but it’s very hard and not impossible 😉

    • Pipercat

      You need to come to Texas, you’ll understand very quickly!

      • Sunny Ray

        I feel like I’m already there reading some posts here lol

      • Pipercat

        Well, a menu pales in comparison to a TV show. However, as and act of defiance, I do give the British two fingered salute every time I drive past his compound.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        im gonna superglue his locks

    • marmacy

      people are idiots and will follow pricks like the sheeple most are

  • Karen Simons

    I went to his church when I was a young “born again” believer. One Sunday, he was gone. Eventually we all found out that he had left Trinity Assembly, bought a defunct church building and started a new church. He had been having an affair with a choir member, left his wife and 2 kids for her. Now he and this second wife have written a book of marital advice!

    • BSpelling

      Well my guess is that was a best seller buy 1 get 5 free…………..

    • surfjac

      Looking up hypocrite in the dictionary and there’s a photo of pastor hagee.

      • Pipercat

        What a coincidence, I looked up grifter and his picture was there as well.

    • Tim Strong

      this is all true… his first wife is my cousin… my father was an elder at Trinty church and voted to kick him out because of the affair.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      and we all though he was a conservative,,,,,
      pass the basket please

  • Sandy Greer

    Wait. Didn’t we already have the Rapture a couple years back?

  • Joe Calarco

    Hopefully, the end of days will in fact be limited to this pastor and his feathered flock. Good riddance.

  • Edward Krebbs

    He’s still around? From your story I assume you know he was preaching his charismatic, prosperity gospel 35 years ago.

    However, I don’t find it surprising that any fundamentalist is preaching Crimea / Iran / Iraq / other eastern Europe to western Asia conflict as being a sure sign of the end times. They are closely associated with the “prophecy” reading of Hal Lindsey / The Late Great Planet Earth with the identification of Gog and Magog ranging from somewhere north of Israel to, more frequently, at least associated with Russia if not one and the same.

  • Bill T.

    The Farce is strong in this one.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    “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.”

    What, again?

  • rolliand

    I agree this guy is crazy my family watches him on tv and he starts talking about the four blood moons and how thats proof for the end of the world and my religous family buys the idea and.believes his rediculous ideas.

  • NotYourTypicalCon

    You had me until you lumped all conservatives at the end.

  • Eddie Starr

    I pray to God to let me punch that phony right in the nose

  • Eddie Starr

    Stealing from the poor and middle class to give to the rich people like him whom greed is his master I do not wish this on anyone but he deserve h3ll

  • Jacob Eagleshield

    Trust me,Hagee is not the only one.There is the self proclaimed prophet and microphone of God Pat Robertson. Oral(a nine hundred foot tall Jesus lives on my front lawn Roberts.Past or present they are all fakes. Modern day Pharasees,who have only one goal. Enrich themselves through exploiting God,and create their own personality cult. We can go down the list of all the holier than thous,past and present. Amy Semple MacPhearson diddled with little boys. Child evangelist turned actor Marjoe Gortner,was beaten daily by his preacher father. Jimmie Swaggertt is a whore monger. Jim and Tammy Faye were flock fleecers. Robert Tilton is a drunk,Rod Parsley is a lunatic,Kenneth Copeland is an idiot,Ralph Reed(Jack Abramoffs buddy) is a crook.Rafael Cruz is a racist and a Nazi.Bob Jones is a racist. The list goes on and on. So,yes none of them reflect the teachings or the life of the Nazarene. Jesus was a reformer. A liberal. a forgiver.Who,if walking the earth today would drive all these fakers from his sight.

  • Frank Rivera

    I agree with the whole article except the part were the author says he is a typical conservative. He’s not a conservative. He’s a Christian Zionist.