Re: What's the deal with John Hagee?

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Whatever else you want to say about the guy, he has a way with book titles: WHAT EVERY MAN WANTS IN A WOMAN / WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS IN A MAN.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:30 PM
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where does all of this come from

From the text, it appears the answer is San Antonio, Texas.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:31 PM
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By far my favorite televangelist. I couldn't even say why. I like that he mocks Jewish stereotypes during services even as he is supposedly one of the most influential and prominent defenders of Israel among the American Christian right.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:34 PM
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1: Oh, there is nothing on earth better than books written by the Christian Right on how to have a good male/female relationship!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:37 PM
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4: Actually, I've heard that a poke in the eye with a sharp stick is in fact a good deal better than such books.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:39 PM
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The weirdest thought I've had today: hey, it'd be fun to get tanked with Armsmasher and watch some Hagee. I love those big posterboards behind him when he goes to work. It's like the Ross Perot of evangelizing.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:41 PM
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5: The two experiences are remarkably similar.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:42 PM
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By far my favorite televangelist.

Robert Tilton.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:46 PM
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I love watching evangelests.

There was a guy who would come to UVa and speak in the amphitheater.

He would blame "Those girls walking around in their SHORT, SHORT, SHORTS!!!" Invariably, he would get to a part and say "FOR .....NI......." and the crowd would get together and shout with glee "CATION!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Such good times.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:47 PM
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I was getting ready to join Pastor Hagee's crusdae, until I realized he is Anti-Harry Potter. How do people like that sleep at night?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:51 PM
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Oh, and Bave Dee, the cleverness of your pseudonym change just hit me. hee!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:52 PM
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By far my favorite televangelist.

Jack and Rexella Van Impe.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:53 PM
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Di, it was suggested last night at a mini-meetup, and partially by Sifu Tweety last night. I take no credit except for jumping on an opportunity to redeem myself with LizardBreath.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 1:59 PM
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Van Impe is an awesome last name for a preacher.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:00 PM
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6: Let's do it. We can hang out at my grandma's place in San Antone after the service.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:17 PM
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12: Mine too. The Van Impes were my first wake-up call about how crazy evangelicals could be when I was a young evangelical.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:21 PM
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Rexella is the woman who gets down on her knees and cries, begging, begging, begging the Lord not to take George W. Bush away from us, right?


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:24 PM
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I haven't seen it during the Bush II years, but from what I remember from my childhood, it was a lot of Jack describing in this weird, mouth-watery, wolfish way what was going to happen to sinners during the Tribulations and Rexella interrupting to make breathy, high-pitched, orgasmic sounds. "Ooooh, Jack! That sounds SO exciting! Uhhn!"


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:28 PM
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"Bave Dee" sounds like Cave Bee. I live near a road called Bee Caves road. I believe the Cave Bee is the only natural enemy of the Manbearpig.


Posted by: pdf23ds | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:29 PM
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I like being reminded of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. Death Proof may have been an unbearable wankfest, but it has some good songs in it.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:32 PM
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The "Question of the Week" archives on the Van Imp website are almost schizophrenically unhinged and incomprehensible. One example:

Have you heard about the electromagnetic pulse that Russia is about to send over the United States? Marjorie DeMunck Sacramento, CA

I've had the article ready for the last four programs but I have had to bump it because we did not have time to deal with it. It's not just Russia, Russia has it, China has it, and they think that Iran may have it.

And the way it works is that they could be out to sea, 10 miles out and shoot it and if they shot it above Nebraska for instance, and its high up into space, and this atomic weaponry explodes up there it will knock out every electrical system from coast to coast. There will not be a single house in America where they can get light, heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer. It's a horrible horrendous thing to think about. And yet, these are the kind of weapons of mass destruction that the world has and I believe that America has it as well.

But just think if it were to happen, and they can get within 10 miles of our shores, that's is the law, and blow it up, and they use Nebraska as the main point, high in space this could cause what you are worried about, and I'm worried about it too.

Another:


Did UFO fly over O'Hare Airport?
Associated Press

I believe that they do exist. President Carter saw them; President Reagan saw them; astronauts have seen them. You and Isaw them when we were in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a number of years ago.

What's it all about? What people don't realize is that demonic spirits, fallen angels, fill the heavens. And that's what they are, Matthew 25, verse 46. Satan was cast out of heaven because he wanted to usurp God's throne, Isaiah 14, verses 12-14. When he was cast out, he took one third of the angels with him, Revelation 12 verse 4. Some of these angels control heavens one and two right now, because they can fill that space; but they can't reach God's throne, the third heaven of II Corinthians 12:2.

Right now Satan is the prince of the power of the air, heavens 1 & 2, Ephesians 2:2; so we wrestle against evil, wicked spirits, fallen angels, in high places. And that, of course, is Revelation 6:12.

The Bible teaches that some of these angels were bound in areas where they're going to be loosed for Armageddon. But the point is, Elijah was caught up by a whirlwind into heaven, and these were angels, good ones, coming after him in chariots of fire. And I believe that's what it's all about, angels traveling in the heavenlies.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:39 PM
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18 has it about right, with the addition (during the period when I watched) of Rexella describing a world event and Jack interrupting to explain how this matched up with his totally scramblebrains reading of Revelations. I like the crazy doomsday preachers much more than the crazy faith-healer or prosperity movement ones.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:41 PM
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22 - Revelations s/b Revelation. I get irritated when other people do that, so I should know better. Except "Revelation" sounds stupid by itself. Damn you, John the Revelator, for choosing such a crappy title!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 2:45 PM
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Pastor Melissa Scott is my favorite, but I'm a nerd.


Posted by: zwichenzug | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:01 PM
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Can anyone clue me in on the identity of the handsome yet terrifying butch woman with the psuedomullet who wears those 80s style power suits?


Posted by: Lunar Rockette | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:10 PM
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I'm amused by how the biography in the original post starts out like a totally normal Web page, but after his picture (how hellish, by the way), it descends into random words from a wingnut's screed or a fire-and-brimstone sermon in all caps. Sure, it's just an unusual and confusing way to set apart book titles, but if you're skimming, his very biography looks like a USENET rant.

Also, from 21:

I have had to bump it because we did not have time to deal with it. ... this atomic weaponry explodes up there it will knock out every electrical system from coast to coast. There will not be a single house in America where they can get light, heat in the winter or air conditioning in the summer. It's a horrible horrendous thing to think about. And yet, these are the kind of weapons of mass destruction that the world has and I believe that America has it as well... I'm worried about it too.

Now, this is a new and special flavor of insanity quite different from the generic background insanity we've come to expect from these people.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:31 PM
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Now, this is a new and special flavor of insanity quite different from the generic background insanity we've come to expect from these people.

It's cool that preachers are worried about EMP weapons. Maybe we're in a sci-fi movie?

Can anyone clue me in on the identity of the handsome yet terrifying butch woman with the psuedomullet who wears those 80s style power suits?

Joyce Meyer?


Posted by: reprehensible | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:38 PM
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Incidentally: Joel Osteen. A man who seems so shady that I wouldn't take free money from him, and yet he's an extraordinarily popular televangelist.

The genre has different rules.


Posted by: reprehensible | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:41 PM
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The most entertaining is David Ring, because then you get to mock people of faith and the handicapped at the same time. Unfortunately, I've only caught him sporadically in the middle of the night, but ever since I heard the words, "I cam'p eben tsay Gee-dutz", I've been hooked.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 3:48 PM
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8: Oh man, Tilton is indeed the best.

I'm guessing everyone has already seen these, but if you haven't, you must. Tilton's gassy prayers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS-zpS9NvZI&mode=related&search=


Posted by: orangatan | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 4:18 PM
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27: I'm thinking of someone blonder and even more forbidding, but wow, Joyce Meyer is kinda awesome.


Posted by: Lunar Rockette | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 4:23 PM
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25: Paula White? Beth Moore? Probably not Joni Eareckson Tada. Can't think of any others right now.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 4:46 PM
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Brother Love.


Posted by: ed bowlinger | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 5:24 PM
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i can't beleieve we haven't had thread on Anne Althouse' Bloggingheads.tv comments on cleavage, suits, etc. http://bloggingheads.tv/video.php?id=361


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 08-13-07 9:00 PM
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Armsmasher #3: even as he is supposedly one of the most influential and prominent defenders of Israel among the American Christian right.

No 'supposedly' about it. Hagee was a keynote speaker at this spring's annual AIPAC policy conference in DC.


Posted by: Nell | Link to this comment | 08-16-07 3:28 PM
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