John McCain Voted for DOMA in 1996, a law that discriminates against same-sex marriages. He called Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell intolerant for their views in Feb. 2000. ABC News: Making Right Turn, McCain Embraces Falwell Quote: John McCain in 2000:"Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right," Shortly after 9/11 these prophets claimed that God had cursed America with the events of 911 because America had secularized its society and allowed gays and lesbians within it. YouTube - Which of them will Jesus smite first? (Question answered!) HIV was supposedly another such gay related curse according to them. In April 2006 John McCain did an about face to receive the endorsements of both Falwell and Robertson. In 2006 he supported a bill that would ban same-sex marriage in his home state of Arizona, but the bill failed. Yet in June of that same year he voted against the passage of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Feb. 27, 2008 McCain embraces an endorsement from Anti-Catholic, Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Televangelist John Hagee. Excerpt: In contrast with Obama’s repeated denunciations of Farrakhan, McCain openly embraced Hagee’s endorsement. When confronted about Hagee’s controversial views, McCain said he was “proud” of Hagee and welcomed his support. SEN. JOHN McCAIN: Well, I think it’s important to note that Reverend—Pastor John Hagee, who has supported and endorsed my candidacy, supports what I stand for and believe in. When he endorses me, it does not mean that I embrace everything that he stands for and believes in. And I am very proud of Pastor John Hagee’s spiritual leadership to thousands of people. I am proud of his commitment to the independence and freedom of the state of Israel. That does not mean I support or endorse or agree with some of the things that Pastor John Hagee may have said nor positions that he may have taken on other issues. I would like to know why our members, especially the gay ones, would cast their lot in with this candidate who embraces these anti-gay, radical, evangelical preachers and generally opposes gay rights. I would also like to hear from those who would would not support him, and why.