Pastor John Hagee is a Bigot

What is depicted in this brief video clip is bigotry. It doesn't matter whether Pastor Hagee's motivation for saying what he said was religious, political, or something else entirely. It is still bigotry. If you are not sure about that, try replacing "atheist" with "Jew" and see how it sounds.

I do not doubt Pastor Hagee's credentials as a Christian extremist, but I'm no longer sure that I can call what he says here extreme. I've heard it too often and from too many Christians. Perhaps the sentiment he's expressing here is far more mainstream than many Americans want to admit. That is a scary thought.