John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio hosted the Reawaken America Tour when a speaker led the audience in a chant of “Let’s Go, Brandon,” a euphemism for “Fuck Joe Biden.”
Several prominent Christian figures condemned the chant, arguing it was out of place at a gathering held in a Christian church.
I agree that such a hateful and disrespectful chant is out of place at a Christian house of worship, but it’s not out of place at an evangelical church. I draw a distinction between Christianity and the Evangelical movement, which is a bastardization of the faith.
John Hagee is an influential evangelical leader and a vehement defender of former president Donald Trump, and the evangelical movement has made common cause with Trump and every vile thing he stands for.
Instead of abjectly apologizing the Cornerstone Church issued the following press release:
“This past week, Cornerstone Church facilities were used by an outside organization. Cornerstone Church is not associated with this organization and does not endorse their views.”
Hagee rented his facilities to an organization he knew was far-right and white nationalist in its leanings, and he is responsible for everything take takes place in his church. Unlike Hagee I’m not a sanctimonious asshole who pretends to be shocked by the use of profanity. All I have to say is Fuck John Hagee, Fuck Reawaken America and Fuck Evangelicals.