August 22, 2019

The Craziest Things Cornerstone Church Pastor John Hagee Has Ever Said

Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church has been the victim of #fakenews in the past, sure, but some crazy statements attributed to the religious leader are in fact true. Here's a roundup of some of the most controversial and just plain "WTF" statements Hagee has made on record.
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On Women (2005)
”Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with a terrorist.”
Given Hagee’s history of outrageous statements, it shouldn’t be surprising that he compared women to a dog and terrorist. Rather, he said the two aren’t as bad as women. We wonder how his wife, pictured here, feels about that.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Women (2005)
”Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with a terrorist.”

Given Hagee’s history of outrageous statements, it shouldn’t be surprising that he compared women to a dog and terrorist. Rather, he said the two aren’t as bad as women. We wonder how his wife, pictured here, feels about that.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Hurricane Katrina (2006)
”All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.”
During an interview, a radio host asked: “Do you still think that Katrina is punishment from God for a society that's becoming like Sodom and Gomorrah?” And this is seriously what Hagee had to say.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
On Hurricane Katrina (2006)
”All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.”

During an interview, a radio host asked: “Do you still think that Katrina is punishment from God for a society that's becoming like Sodom and Gomorrah?” And this is seriously what Hagee had to say.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
On Jesus Not Being the Messiah (2007)
”Jesus did not come to Earth to be the Messiah ... since Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah, how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered?”
Not only is this controversial, but it’s also plain wrong. Experts have pointed out that, according to the Bible, Jesus does in fact claim to be the Messiah.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Jesus Not Being the Messiah (2007)
”Jesus did not come to Earth to be the Messiah ... since Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah, how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered?”

Not only is this controversial, but it’s also plain wrong. Experts have pointed out that, according to the Bible, Jesus does in fact claim to be the Messiah.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Harry Potter (2002)
"The Harry Potter series is the thing that convinces me the Antichrist is not far off. Even Harry Potter's forehead is marked with the lightning bolt of the Hitler SS."
Nice! The beloved kid's character isn't just the spawn of Satan but a Nazi too! One would think Pastor John would just collect the offering plate and head on home after a doozie like that. But, instead, he keeps laying on the Satan's-gonna-get-ya hokum thicker than buffet-line gravy. "Human sacrifice is common in America," Hagee says with a straight face, shortly before declaring that "Halloween is nothing but the repackaging of the theology of Satan." Yikes.
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. via Instagram / harrypotterfilm
On Harry Potter (2002)
"The Harry Potter series is the thing that convinces me the Antichrist is not far off. Even Harry Potter's forehead is marked with the lightning bolt of the Hitler SS."

Nice! The beloved kid's character isn't just the spawn of Satan but a Nazi too! One would think Pastor John would just collect the offering plate and head on home after a doozie like that. But, instead, he keeps laying on the Satan's-gonna-get-ya hokum thicker than buffet-line gravy. "Human sacrifice is common in America," Hagee says with a straight face, shortly before declaring that "Halloween is nothing but the repackaging of the theology of Satan." Yikes.
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. via Instagram / harrypotterfilm
On the Holocaust (late 1990s)
”How did [the Holocaust] happen? Because God allowed it to happen … because God said, ‘My top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.’”
It turns out “God’s will” applies to a lot of sick stuff.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On the Holocaust (late 1990s)
”How did [the Holocaust] happen? Because God allowed it to happen … because God said, ‘My top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.’”

It turns out “God’s will” applies to a lot of sick stuff.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Legalizing Gay Marriage (2005)
”It will open the door to incest, to polygamy, and every conceivable marriage arrangement demented minds can possibly conceive. If God does not then punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Same-sex marriages will bring forth everything blamed on the LGBTQ community? Yup, sounds like the average rambling of a conservative with a microphone.
Photo by Albert Salazar
On Legalizing Gay Marriage (2005)
”It will open the door to incest, to polygamy, and every conceivable marriage arrangement demented minds can possibly conceive. If God does not then punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Same-sex marriages will bring forth everything blamed on the LGBTQ community? Yup, sounds like the average rambling of a conservative with a microphone.
Photo by Albert Salazar
On Islam (2006)
”Those who live by the Quran have a scriptural mandate to kill Christians and Jews.”
Hagee is a known Islamophobe and has no problem backing it up – on repeated occasions.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Islam (2006)
”Those who live by the Quran have a scriptural mandate to kill Christians and Jews.”

Hagee is a known Islamophobe and has no problem backing it up – on repeated occasions.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Barack Obama (November 2014)
"The executive branch … is in the hands of one of the most anti-Semitic presidents in the history of the United States of America.”
Hagee made these remarks to the Zionist Organization of America when the group presented him and Sen. Ted Cruz with an award for their support for Israel. He was responding to the U.S. negotiations with Iran over the latter country's nuclear proliferation.
Photo via Instagram / barackobama
On Barack Obama (November 2014)
"The executive branch … is in the hands of one of the most anti-Semitic presidents in the history of the United States of America.”

Hagee made these remarks to the Zionist Organization of America when the group presented him and Sen. Ted Cruz with an award for their support for Israel. He was responding to the U.S. negotiations with Iran over the latter country's nuclear proliferation.
Photo via Instagram / barackobama
On Praising Trump for His Support of Israel (July 2018)
"Never in our history have we had [God's] favor at the same time with the president of the United States; with the prime minister of Israel; with the secretary of state; with the ambassador to Israel or the ambassador from Israel. All of those people are suddenly helping us achieve our objectives because the favor of God is with this organization. … For years CUFI was at odds with the previous administration on a wide range of issues, but since President Trump took office we've seen one victory after another,.”
He’s really giving Trump too much credit, but there’s a lot of that going on.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Praising Trump for His Support of Israel (July 2018)
"Never in our history have we had [God's] favor at the same time with the president of the United States; with the prime minister of Israel; with the secretary of state; with the ambassador to Israel or the ambassador from Israel. All of those people are suddenly helping us achieve our objectives because the favor of God is with this organization. … For years CUFI was at odds with the previous administration on a wide range of issues, but since President Trump took office we've seen one victory after another,.”

He’s really giving Trump too much credit, but there’s a lot of that going on.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Gays and Lesbians (2008)
"Before 1945 closets were for clothes not for strange people to come out of.”
Hagee is not a fan of sodomy. The line got a huge laugh and applause from Cornerstone congregants. He called for a constitutional amendment to deny marriage equality to millions of gay and lesbian Americans.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
On Gays and Lesbians (2008)
"Before 1945 closets were for clothes not for strange people to come out of.”

Hagee is not a fan of sodomy. The line got a huge laugh and applause from Cornerstone congregants. He called for a constitutional amendment to deny marriage equality to millions of gay and lesbian Americans.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons