“If Ruth Gibbs were alive today, she’d roll over in her grave”

McCain  Gibbs  HageeAttention Gibbs watchers! Over at Salon:


Texas televangelist John Hagee has called the Roman Catholic Church “the Great Whore,” the “apostate church,” the “anti-Christ” and “a false cult system” that inspired Adolf Hitler to initiate the Holocaust. He also endorsed John McCain‘s presidential campaign after the Republican senator sought out his support.


Ruth believes that if you support a candidate you are responsible for all his positions AND all the positions of people who support that candidate AND the positions of all the people who support the people who support the candidate AND all their behaviors. So Ruth now, by her own logic, believes that Catholicism is behind the Holocaust.


We don’t know if Ruth ever intended Gibbs logic to be applied to Gibbs, but we’re certain that this is just the beginning of the fun.


2 thoughts on ““If Ruth Gibbs were alive today, she’d roll over in her grave”

  1. Bravo!

    I never joined my fellow Catholics in criticizing McCain for the views of Hagee. Ironically, McCain criticized Bush in 2000 for speaking at Bob Jones University because of the anti-Catholic views of the leadership there. McCain put out a major effort to win Catholics over by impugning Bush with “anti-Catholicism”. Most of us didn’t fall for it, but instead, helped to deliver a victory for Bush because he ran as a committed pro-life candidate. We saw that as much more important than what some of his supporters believed.

    Guilt by association and ad hominen attacks against a candidate are easier when you can’t debate the issues. Still, it would be interesting to see if Ruth responds to applying her own logic to herself, being a supporter of– supporters– of a candidate who is– supported by someone with such illogical and bigoted views.

  2. BTW, it shouldn’t escape notice that McCain’s logic (calling Bush “anti-Catholic” in 2000 for seeking the support of anti-Catholics) should apply to himself here as well.

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