Stephen Colbert instructs John McCain on Bible

Left-wing comedian teaches Arizona U.S. Senator 

Red Alert Politics reports (video included) that late night host Stephen Colbert had Sen. John McCain as a guest for one of the “The Colbert Report’s” final dozen shows, a distinction that McCain viewed as “scraping the bottom of the barrel.”

“No, we have saved the best for last, to paraphrase the Gospel,” Colbert said, before beginning to note that McCain was a “five-time U.S. Senator.”

But McCain cut him off, chuckling. “What chapter of the Bible is that?”

“You have saved the best for last?” Colbert asked incredulously. “It’s the marriage at Cana, when [Jesus] turns the water into the wine, the wine that he makes out of the water is passed around to the guests, and they say thou hast saved the best for last. I thought, ‘How are you going to appeal to Christian conservatives if you don’t know your Gospel,’ sir?”

From the Gospel according to John 2: 7 – 10:

Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”

 The Blaze’s Billy Hallowell gave a rundown of Colbert speaking openly about his Catholic faith earlier this year.

McCain, who was raised an Episcopalian and now identifies himself as Baptist, rarely discusses his faith. His pastor describes their relationship in this 2008 Bloomberg article.

John McCain has traveled a rocky road with the faith community, evidenced as he publicly denigrated evangelical leaders —-  most notably mocking television evangelists Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as “agents of intolerance.'” In 2012, he chided the GOP toleave the issue of abortion alone” and “develop a bigger tent.”  


9 Responses to Stephen Colbert instructs John McCain on Bible

  1. MacBeth says:

    John McCain is a joke on more levels than most of us care to count. One thing he is NOT is representative of Arizona’s Platform and Constitution based Republicans.

    As far as his knowledge of the Bible goes, I wouldn’t bet it could fill a thimble.

  2. Marianne says:

    How interesting that a liberal comedy show host is in the position of teaching McCain about the Bible.

  3. azgary says:

    john McCain worships at the chamber of commerce and his deity is the cash distributing lobbyist.

    there is very little more vile in the world than john McCain and those like him.

  4. William Heuisler says:

    McCain has always been about money and influence – lots of money and connections. His father was an Admiral when McCain crashed his plane over N. Vietnam. The Viets apparently used him as a bargaining chip. When he carpet bagged to Arizona from Connecticut he had his father in Law, Hensley’s money from United Liquors and won a five-way Republican Primary against some hard-core Conservatives by outspending them three-to-one.
    He was also sponsored by Arizona House Speaker, Burton Barr, whose net worth over the years blossomed to somewhere around 9 million until we caught Barr selling some ill-gotten land to the Feds for the Interstate Outer Loop around Phoenix.
    McCain stabbed Conservative Governor Evan Mecham in the back over charges later proved false in Courts and gave our State House to the Democrats for a few years. The Arizona Republican Party has still not recovered from that (un)Civil War
    The rest is history, but I am one Republican activist (among many) who has fought McCain and his wife’s money for decades.
    A roman a clef, “Casual Executions: assassinations in Arizona” tells part of the story. The reason for not writing it straight out is that the Hensley family have threatened law suits for anyone who writes the truth. Look under my name in Amazon

  5. Stanford says:

    John McCain is a colossal phony. He has no reason to be familiar with the word of God written in some ancient text. He thinks he IS God.

  6. azgary says:

    “House Vote to Pass NDAA Violates GOP’s 2010 Pledge to America”

    just the start of broken promises by the traitorous gop

    • azgary says:

      “Exclusive: House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama’s Executive Amnesty”
      “In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty.
      What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges just a few months after newly elected Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) beat now former House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a Republican primary.”
      Gohmert said most members had no idea what they were actually voting for when 219 members—216 of which were Republicans—approved a measure, H.R. 5759, first put forward by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), but subsequently dramatically altered by leadership officials in the Rules Committee process.


  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    The poster boy for necessity of term limits.

    • jojo says:

      Keep voting them out. When the GOP let’s citizens pick our candidates then I might start working for them again. The $10,000,000.00 McSally is a prime example of the corruption of the GOP. They are no better than the democrats. We’ve got to keep at it conservative libertarians.