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 to “leave the issue of abortion alone” and “develop a bigger tent.”