Islam “intends, through violence, to conquer the world,” and “America was founded in part with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed.” So says pastor Rod Parsley, who on February 26 endorsed John McCain for president. McCain has praised Parsley up and down, for his “leadership” and “guidance” and as a “moral compass” and a “spiritual guide.”
Hailed by McCain as “one of the truly great leaders in America,” Parsley believes that “Mohammed received revelations from demon spirits not from the living god” and says the U.S. stands as a “bastion against Islam in the world.” But campaign staffers say McCain’s acceptance of Parsley’s endorsement shouldn’t be construed as endorsement of the pastor’s ideology.
As Mother Jones reports, McCain has refrained from criticizing the Cincinnati pastor, “an important political ally in a crucial swing state.” Of course, the mainstream media has so far made barely a peep about McCain and Parsley while continuing to pile on Obama over his links to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.