POLITICS
05/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rod Parsley, McCain's 'Spiritual Adviser,' Spotlighted By MoJo , Brave New Films

Despite the fact that John McCain and his surrogates have taken recent pains to try to dismiss concerns over the candidate's relationship with unending font of bigoted vitriol John Hagee, those ties are receiving a thorough airing in this week's Newsweek Magazine. So, it would seem to be an opportune time to remind you that when it comes to crazy-faced pastor problems, McCain doubles the fun by garnishing the plate with a little Parsley.

Rod Parsley, that is. The puffy evangelist anger box has been described by McCain as his "spiritual advisor." Some of that advice may have contributed two or three of the "bombs" in McCain's campaign motto, "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran," because, apparently, operating from illuminated manuscripts of his own imaginings, Parsley has decided that the ancient historical imperative of America is "destroying" Islam. I mean, you remember that whole Islamofascist plot where King George levied all those unfair taxes on the colonies, right?

Well, thanks to Mother Jones Magazine and the good folks from Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films, you may now revel in Parsley's utter bonkers-ness.

MoJo's David Corn points out: "McCain aides have said that the senator's acceptance of Parsley's endorsement was not an endorsement of Parsley's views. And they have dismissed any comparison between Reverend Wright and Reverend Parsley, noting that McCain has never attended a service conducted by Parsley. But imagine if Barack Obama had campaigned with an imam who had called for destroying Christianity. A media and political uproar would ensue--with wide-ranging calls for Obama to condemn the imam."