John Hagee Doesn’t Know How to Share

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:

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  1. Alamo Spartan
    Posted January 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    When is the IRS going to revoke Hagee’s church nonprofit status. During the 2012 election his church blatantly endorsed Romney. Endorsing politicians is grounds for removal of tax-exempt status. That church is a business and it is making Hagee & his henchmen very wealthy. Make ‘em pay taxes.

  2. Posted December 31, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I dropped my Walkman when I read this.

  3. Charles
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Huge BMI, Age 73, looks unhealthy. Texas lost three right wing nutjob billionaires recently, and something tells me this guy is angling to be the caboose on that train.

    In fact, if you look all around the nation at the key drivers of the Religious Right, a whole generation is about to find out first-hand just how happy they and their activities really made Jesus feel. If I were the ordinary people of Texas, I would invest in some earplugs because the sound of the explosion and the backdraft might be enough to punch a hole into this world.

  4. Posted December 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh, yeah… And they claim being Christian makes them better people!

  5. Posted December 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    This guy is everything that is wrong about religion. He completely misunderstands what it means to be an American. I have to leave because I disagree with you? I don’t think so.

  6. Posted December 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    What’s up with the insignia on his lectern? Looks like it says, “All the People in All the World.” What the heck does that mean? Does he fancy himself a minister to “All the People”?

  7. Posted December 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink


  8. Doc Bill
    Posted December 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I believe it was Hagee who referred to the Roman Catholic Church as the “whore of Babylon.”

    The fact that this bloviated, ignorant, redneck bigot has a congregation at all is a sad statement.

  9. Posted December 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I’ll leave…just as soon as I find my walkman. (This could take a while)

  10. Posted December 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Epic Fail

  11. Posted December 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Herd those sheep Hagee.

  12. Posted December 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh Texas….so many good people and then intolerant jerks like this.

  13. Posted December 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    so much hate..

  14. Posted December 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink


  15. Posted December 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Ignorant old man.

  16. Posted December 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Tell the bigot to shove it. (I am not atheist. I am just fed up with these a-holes that think they have carte blanche to this country and hide behind religion to be said a-holes)

  17. Posted December 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Quoting him gives him more credibility than he deserves.

  18. Posted December 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Why tarry in a country that has passed you by, atheists? Are there not dirigibles? Are there not horseless carriages? Mayhap you might find adventure and employment on a tramp steamer? The possibilities are endless, in this age of steam and metal.

    • Alan LaRue
      Posted January 3, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Love this comment!

  19. Posted December 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    When the front page of a minister’s website has a checkout cart one knows him to be a charlatan.

    • 1toughlady
      Posted December 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

      Love it! For the win!

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