McCain advisor: Destroy Islam
March 15, 2008
Televangelist Rod Parsley, a key McCain ally in Ohio and his spiritual adviser, has called for eradicating Islam as a 'false religion'.Senator John McCain hailed Parsley, as the Ohio megachurch pastor called upon Christians to wage a ""war"" against Islam to destroy it.
On February 26, McCain appeared at a campaign rally in Cincinnati with Reverend Rod Parsley of the World Harvest Church of Columbus. During the rally McCain called the evangelical minister a ""spiritual guide.""
The leader of a 12,000-member congregation, Parsley has written several books outlining his fundamentalist religious outlook.
Parsley in his book ""The 2005 Silent No More"" in a chapter titled ""Islam: The Deception of Allah,"" warns there is a ""war between Islam and Christian civilization."" He also calls Islam an ""anti-Christ religion"", urging the US to launch a new crusade to eradicate Islam.
In the past Parsley's church has been accused of engaging in pro-Republican partisan activities in violation of its tax-exempt status.
McCain's relationship with Parsley is politically significant. In 2004, Parsley's church was credited with driving Christian fundamentalist voters to the polls for George W. Bush.
(Source: Press TV)