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Sarah Posner

Entries by Sarah Posner

McCain's Pastor Problem

(19) Comments | Posted May 19, 2008 | 2:48 PM

In 2005, The American Prospect assigned me a story about the rising political star of Ohio televangelist Rod Parsley and how this white mega-church pastor -- who this year endorsed John McCain -- managed to rally African-Americans to vote for George W. Bush in 2004. As I embarked...

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Hagee's Lesson Plan for Bush's Appeasement Speech

(103) Comments | Posted May 16, 2008 | 1:36 PM

For the past two years, John Hagee, the televangelist and head of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), has been laying out the lesson plan for Bush's speech in the Knesset this week, in which he accused Barack Obama of appeasing terrorists like Neville Chamberlain appeased the Nazis. Since Hagee founded...

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Hagee in 2003: God Raised Up Bush to "Crush Saddam Hussein"

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2008 | 10:10 PM

In this video from March 2003, just before the start of the Iraq War, televangelist and Armageddon lobbyist John Hagee maintained that the impending war with Iraq would fulfill a divine purpose: "I believe God has raised George Bush up for this time in history to crush Saddam Hussein." He...

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Prosperity Preachers and the Politcal Hunt for the Faith Vote

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2008 | 7:59 PM

As Mike Huckabee's campaign struggled for cash after he lost the Michigan and South Carolina primaries last month, he called on a long-time friend who claims to have conducted the ultimate fundraiser: raising over a billion dollars for God.

Televangelist Kenneth Copeland, the nation's leading proponent of the controversial...

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