Texas Pastor John Hagee Tells Atheists To Get On A Plane, ‘Leave The Country’

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In a sermon on Sunday, Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee advised atheists and humanists to “take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears” or just “leave the country” if they don’t like hearing "Merry Christmas" or carols like "Joy to the World," according to a video of Hagee’s speech hosted on Right Wing Watch.

“Planes are leaving every hour on the hour. Get on one," Hagee added, speaking from his Cornerstone Church in San Antonio.

Sunday’s sermon was not the first time the televangelist suggested nonbelievers leave the country. In a June 2012 sermon, Hagee, who is also the CEO of Global Evangelism Television, told the “atheist watching this telecast” that “this country was not built for atheists nor by atheists.”

“It was built by Christian people who believed in the word of God. … If our belief in God offends you, move,” Hagee said before informing atheists that "we don’t want you and we won’t miss you, I promise you.”

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43 COMMENTS

    • In reply to #1 by stuhillman:

      Who gives shit what he thinks?

      Most he people in his audience do, my dad too for instance. Then again, I don’t give a shit what the state of Texas thinks, I just wish it wasn’t so damn influential.

  1. “It was built by Christian people who believed in the word of God. … If our belief in God offends you, move,” Hagee said before informing atheists that **”we don’t want you and we won’t miss you, I promise you.” **

    Native American religion

    He could take his own advice. Many of the Native American tribes would be delighted to give back their Bibles in exchange for the return of their land!

    The problem is most civilised Europeans don’t want the evangi-muppets back either.

  2. Sadly, it isn’t always only the religious who think those whose beliefs conflict with their own, state-sanctioned views should get on a plane and disappear:

    Quebec values charter: Religious minorities face fight-or-flight choice

    What was it your man said about casting the first stone?


    To all humanists and atheists listening to this telecast, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will not be in danger in any way if someone says ‘Merry Christmas’ around you. Someone will argue “Well, it’s a Christian prayer.” Yes, it is…

    Get the fudge out of here, ‘Merry Christmas’ is a Christian prayer?! I’ve said it about five hundred times over the past ten days. Have I been praying all this time?

    I’m now going to put on my walkman and listen to the latest album on ‘tape’ by Adam and the Ants which I bought earlier today from a ‘record shop’ on the ‘high street’.

  3. Alan4- Recalls the line of Pat Paulsen who ran a dead-pan comedic race for president a few decades ago. Best of my recollection- “All the problems in the United States today can be traced back to the unenlightened immigration policies of the American Indian.”

    • In reply to #9 by rjohn19:

      Alan4- Recalls the line of Pat Paulsen who ran a dead-pan comedic race for president a few decades ago. Best of my recollection- “All the problems in the United States today can be traced back to the unenlightened immigration policies of the American Indian.”
      Please tell me that whoever said this was intentionally trying to crack a joke

  4. That’s not a very nice sentiment is it.

    Is that the sort of thing Christians think at Christmas nowadays?

    I don’t think the Messiah would have approved of his followers expressing such hate.

    Or of geezers getting so roly-poly fat and filthy rich on ill-gotten gains in his name.

  5. The morbidly obese Hagee has been, is, and always will be a distracting grease stain in the wildly capitalistic world of religious charlatans. His pews and coffers are packed by those filled with the bias of magical thinking and ignorance. SAD!!

    • In reply to #11 by esmith4102:

      The morbidly obese Hagee has been, is, and always will be a distracting grease stain in the wildly capitalistic world of religious charlatans. His pews and coffers are packed by those filled with the bias of magical thinking and ignorance. SAD!!

      Watch out for Jr.

  6. Katy Cordeth

    I’m now going to put on my walkman and listen to the latest album on ‘tape’ by Adam and the Ants which I bought earlier today from a ‘record shop’ on the ‘high street’.

    Katy, now you’re not going all “progressive” on us all now are you ? You can have your Adam and the Ants, and I’ll stick to Anton Dvorak thank you !

    Merry Christmas all the same !

  7. In reply to #12 by Mr DArcy:

    Katy Cordeth

    I’m now going to put on my walkman and listen to the latest album on ‘tape’ by Adam and the Ants which I bought earlier today from a ‘record shop’ on the ‘high street’.

    Katy, now you’re not going all “progressive” on us all now are you ? You can have your Adam and the Ants, and I’ll stick to Anton Dvorak thank you !

    Anton Dvor… the haircut murderer guy from No Country for Old Men? I didn’t know he was musical, although I’ll admit I haven’t read the book.

    Merry Christmas all the same !

    And to you. May the Lord bless you and keep you in this life and the next and the one after that if there is one and so on until you get bored.

    :-)

    • In reply to #13 by Katy Cordeth:

      Anton Dvor… the haircut murderer guy from No Country for Old Men? I didn’t know he was musical, although I’ll admit I haven’t read the book.

      You’re thinking about Anton Chigurh, the psychopathic mercenary killer with the Beatles haircut. His instrument, while piston actuated is anything but musical (a slaughterhouse captive bolt pistol). And, he’s almost as sinister as this bigoted, severely ignorant white trash Televangelist thief.

  8. Go to church but, Forget giving your money to them cause God cannot use coin or paper. I bet that the church you are going to, will move somewhere else to continue this cash cow of theirs.

  9. Katy Cordeth:

    Anton Dvor… the haircut murderer guy from No Country for Old Men? I didn’t know he was musical, although I’ll admit I haven’t read the book.

    I am ignorant and I am weak. I thought his name was [Sweeney Todd]((http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Todd) !

    I still like the New World Symphony ! So did Leonard Bernstein who incorporated a part of it into West Side Story, which in turn was re-interpreted by The Nice a while ago. Nothing so modern as Adam and the Ants though !

  10. I would think that, like Richard Dawkins, most Western atheists are cultural Christians. They are quite happy to wish people Merry Christmas and listen to carols, but don’t believe all the supernatural mumbo jumbo.

    • In reply to #19 by David W:

      I would think that, like Richard Dawkins, most Western atheists are cultural Christians. They are quite happy to wish people Merry Christmas and listen to carols, but don’t believe all the supernatural mumbo jumbo.

      I’m a cultural atheist. I wish people Merry Christmas but can’t bear to listen the the words of the carols as they just contain more of the mumbo jumbo.

  11. Where do they think we are going to? Do they realize that people in this world can’t just pack up, get on a plane and pick any old country off the map and go there to live permanently? They don’t get it because they’ve never left their own counties never mind participate in international travel! One needs a passport to travel, maybe a visa, and there are rules for entry and exit in most countries in this world. Do they think that other countries would be honored to have an American chose to live there? ~snort~

    If I had a dime for every time someone told me to “love it or leave it” I’d be retired in high style by now. I come from a long line of ultra conservative, Republican, Methodists. Enough said. They love to say various versions of this phrase with a super sanctimonious delivery. They hear it on FOX news every day. It’s just ignorant blustering. I remind them that Americans like them don’t take kindly to “furriners” showing up here and taking all our jobs and using our hospital emergency rooms with no insurance and every other America-centric faux catastrophe that FOX can spew out at them, so why should they think that other countries would welcome us there to do the very same thing to them?

    Who do these people think they are telling a fellow citizen in good standing to get out of their own country?! We don’t exile citizens just for having progressive world views. Get out yourself. I hear the Congo is having balmy weather these days.

  12. John Hagee can take a flying leap. We don’t want him and we won’t miss him. I promise you. America was founded on freedom of religion. That includes freedom from religion, a simple concept that is conveniently forgotten by christians.

  13. And there are people who actually believe this man communicates with a supernatural deity? Quit filling the collection plate and this shyster would fade away in the sunset. Such fools to be led astray!

  14. He is an in-your-face bombastic oaf, of course.

    But his broad point is sound: if you really can’t stand hearing “Merry Christmas” or the occasional Christmas carol, maybe you should be thinking about getting a life. The world is big enough for ‘us’ and ‘them’ without taking pointless potshots at each other.

    And American Atheists’ kindergarten-playground “war on Christmas” campaign pretty much provoked exactly this reaction.

  15. “State churches that use government power to support themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of the church tends to make the clergy unresponsive to the people and leads to corruption within religion. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society. We have solved … the great and interesting question whether freedom of religion is compatible with order in government and obedience to the laws. And we have experienced the quiet as well as the comfort which results from leaving every one to profess freely and openly those principles of religion which are the inductions of his own reason and the serious convictions of his own inquiries.” ~Thomas Jefferson to the Virginia Baptists, 1808

  16. Who is this twat addressing ? What kind of lost and shocked Atheist would be most unfortunate to wake up and find himself in the audience of this guy…. ? The stoned one with the earphones in of course….. erm a Walkman wont fit in your ears but some I pods and earphones might…Ignorance is bliss…….

  17. “…Hagee, who is also the CEO of Global Evangelism Television, told the “atheist watching this telecast” that “this country was not built for atheists nor by atheists….

    What atheist watching? I have to think that even believers have a hard time listening angry, ignorant windbag.

  18. Typical Republican-christian-redneck statement, “Be a Christian or get out.” I’m pretty sure that’s not what Christianity is about. Also, they always claim that Christians founded this country, but always fail to mention to whom they’re referring.

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