Clearly, history is not one of Pastor John Hagee’s strong suits. He fired his latest salvo in the imaginary war on Christmas at atheists saying that this is a Christian nation and if they don’t like that they are free to leave.
Attacking those who would speak truth to the historical roots of the Christmas celebration he said, “Humanists are now making the claim that Christmas was originally a pagan holiday. Hey, dummy, look at the word: Christ-mas.”
While it is true that Christmas comes from the original Roman Catholic term “Christ’s Mass,” the word is the only thing with strictly Christian roots — all of the rest of the trappings and rituals of the holiday come from much older pagan celebrations. In other words, as the good pastor ridicules those who know the history, he only displays his own ignorance.
He is apparently unschooled in the intent of the Constitution as well, since after suggesting that non Christians avail themselves of the frequent flights out of the country he concludes, “It’s time for the majority to rule this nation!”
Sorry again, Pastor Hagee, but the intent of the Constitution is to prevent absolute rule by the majority. Unfettered, majority rule would rapidly become tyranny by the majority, the sort of thing that pastor Hagee advocates.
Watch the excerpt from his
rant sermon below.
h/t: Raw Story