San Antonio megachurch pastor John Hagee had this to say to nonbelievers in a “War on Christmas” sermon delivered over the holidays:
If you pass a manger scene and someone is singing “Joy to the World,” you can take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears, or you can call your lawyer. Or you can just exercise your right to leave the country. Planes are leaving every hour on the hour, get on one.
Yeah, well, an increasing number of people are taking the first flight out of America’s churches, and pastors like Hagee are a reason why.
But given Hagee’s history, it’s a bit of a surprise that he stopped with atheists. He somehow forgot to tell the Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Mormons, Sikhs, Shintoists, Bahá’ís, Taoists, Rastafarians, Pagans, Flying Spaghetti Monsterists, Jedis and any Christian that wants no part of Hagee’s divisive rhetoric to get out of the country.
Oh, and gay people. Let’s not forget gay people.
Because it’s John Hagee’s Christian nation and the rest of y’all are just here visiting.
Here’s the video, courtesy of our friends over at Right Wing Watch: