Texas pastor Matt Hagee issued an apology and stated he correctly didn’t vet the organizers of a political event held at the church constructing, which concluded with attendees chanting, “Let’s go Brandon” — an idiom insulting President Biden.

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Cornerstone Church, a nondenominational congregation in San Antonio, obtained criticism on social media final week for internet hosting a right-wing political event known as the ReAwaken America tour organized by Clay Clark of the “Thrivetime Show” podcast that included audio system akin to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, according to a flyer for the sold-out event.

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Hagee, who welcomed the gang, now say “it was not appropriate to allow this event at our church.”

“Last week I allowed an event to be held at Cornerstone Church by an outside organization. Regrettably, the organization was not properly vetted,” Hagee stated in a Thursday assertion. “The Church is not associated with this organization and does not endorse their views.”

The pastor added that he “was invited to welcome the crowd where I thanked veterans for their service and thanked the crowd for their commitment to their faith.”

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“I deeply regret, and ask forgiveness, for what took place in the Cornerstone sanctuary as a result of my oversight,” he stated. “In the future, Cornerstone Church will ensure that organizations using our facility are an appropriate reflection of our mission and vision.”

Speakers apparently made false claims concerning the COVID-19 vaccine and stated the U.S. ought to solely have one faith, in accordance with native news outlet MySanAntonio.com.

Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. (Google Maps)

Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. (Google Maps)

The event obtained blowback from left-leaning pundits and different native non secular leaders. Commentator Lindi Li stated in a Nov. 14 tweet that the “church should be taxed” if it hosts political occasions.

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie of Oregon stated in a Nov. 14 tweet that “any church engaging in the white Christian nationalism that John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church does has long forsaken the teachings of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.”

“And for those confused, QAnon is incompatible with Christianity,” he stated.

The phrase “Let’s go Brandon” has turn into an idiom to insult Biden and the media after an NBC sports reporter incorrectly reported in October that followers at a NASCAR race had been cheering for “Brandon” after they had been actually chanting a extra profane slogan at the president.