Pastor John Hagee Refutes Media Accusations of Anti-Catholic Bias Leveled Following...

Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:10pm EDT

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Pastor John Hagee Refutes Media Accusations of Anti-Catholic Bias Leveled Following His Endorsement of John McCain

LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church and John Hagee Ministries
in San Antonio, Texas issued a statement today refuting recent media
accusations of anti-Catholic bias leveled at him following Hagee's
endorsement of Senator John McCain in his 2008 Presidential campaign.

   Hagee states, "I feel the need after days of misrepresentation to
respond to slanderous media reports. The truth is, I am not now nor
have I ever been anti-Catholic. This has been demonstrated in a
lifetime of ministry that has assisted Catholics and the Catholic
Church. Cornerstone Church has given thousands of dollars to the
Catholic Church for disaster relief, and I have personally supported a
local convent for many years. Cornerstone Church has also operated a
social services center that provides food, clothing and counseling
daily to people who in the majority are Catholic. Many in the media
have mistakenly accepted characterizations of my statements which
simply are not true. I never called the Catholic Church the
'anti-Christ' or a 'false cult system.'" Hagee concludes, "As
Christians, we live by the law of 'love thy neighbor as thyself.' I
have great love and respect for the Catholic people and Catholic
Church, and hope this statement sets the record straight."

   Cornerstone Church was founded by Pastor Hagee in May, 1975. From
its humble beginning as a congregation of less than one-hundred,
Cornerstone has grown into a church of more than seventeen-thousand
followers. Cornerstone impacts the city of San Antonio, the United
States and the world with its national and international radio and
television ministry.

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Aaron Henry, 310-245-8218

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