November 23, 2021

The dumbest things ever blurted out by San Antonio Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church

San Antonio's Cornerstone Church recently made headlines by hosting a three-day gathering of far-right conspiracy theorists. Although Cornerstone Lead Pastor Matt Hagee eventually issued an apology, saying the event wasn't properly vetted, his father, church founder John Hagee, has frequently waded into Conspiracy Land. Here's a roundup of the elder Hagee's most controversial, offensive and just plain wrong statements. 
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On COVID-19 (2020)
"I bring under the authority of Jesus Christ every sickness and every disease, especially the COVID thing that's sweeping the nation. We have a vaccine. The name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Let Him sweep through this country and heal the righteous who dare to ask for it."
After preaching last November that Jesus was the “true vaccine” that would protect believers against the deadly scourge of COVID-19, John Hagee revealed that he had a backup plan. In March 2021, a church spokesperson told ABC news the pastor had also been medically vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On COVID-19 (2020)
"I bring under the authority of Jesus Christ every sickness and every disease, especially the COVID thing that's sweeping the nation. We have a vaccine. The name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Let Him sweep through this country and heal the righteous who dare to ask for it."

After preaching last November that Jesus was the “true vaccine” that would protect believers against the deadly scourge of COVID-19, John Hagee revealed that he had a backup plan. In March 2021, a church spokesperson told ABC news the pastor had also been medically vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Ebola (October 2014)
"There are grounds to say that judgment has already begun, because he, the president, has been fighting to divide Jerusalem for years now."
Hagee blamed the West African Ebola outbreak on President Barack Obama's position on Israel. Apparently the president is not zionist enough.
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On Ebola (October 2014)
"There are grounds to say that judgment has already begun, because he, the president, has been fighting to divide Jerusalem for years now."

Hagee blamed the West African Ebola outbreak on President Barack Obama's position on Israel. Apparently the president is not zionist enough.
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 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 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 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 COVID-19, again (2020)
“A student of history and Bible prophecy I have long wondered how long it would take the Antichrist to come to power. Now I know. About 30 days. That’s just how long it took the American news media to terrorize American citizens into submission. General Jack Keane reported over Fox News, ‘China weaponized coronavirus to destroy the democracies’ economy.’ ”
In a sermon first reported on by the San Antonio Report, Hagee said China timed the crisis to interfere with the presidential election "to defeat Donald Trump who had the U.S. economy booming and was systematically destroying the New World Order.”
Photo via Instagram / pastorjohnhagee
On COVID-19, again (2020)
“A student of history and Bible prophecy I have long wondered how long it would take the Antichrist to come to power. Now I know. About 30 days. That’s just how long it took the American news media to terrorize American citizens into submission. General Jack Keane reported over Fox News, ‘China weaponized coronavirus to destroy the democracies’ economy.’ ”

In a sermon first reported on by the San Antonio Report, Hagee said China timed the crisis to interfere with the presidential election "to defeat Donald Trump who had the U.S. economy booming and was systematically destroying the New World Order.”
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 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