Police Issue Warnings to Hagee Sermon Protestors

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Police have issued criminal warnings to the 11 anti-Israel demonstrators who disrupted worship service at Pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.

Several protestors interrupted Hagee's May 15 sermon devoted to Israel by throwing pamphlets and yelling anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian slogans.

In a video posted on YouTube, Hagee can be heard telling the protestors to sit down. The men and women attended the service pretending to be worshippers. Security quickly escorted them out of the church.

"Each and every time Israel's supporters see such disruptions, we are reminded of the hypocrisy of those who claim to support free speech, but seek to deny others the opportunity to express their views," said David Brog, executive director of Christians United for Israel.

"Of course reasonable people can debate Israeli policy," he continued. "But to disrupt a Christian worship service to slander Israel with accusations of apartheid and genocide is the height of intolerance."

In a letter to radio and Fox News host Glenn Beck, Hagee urged "all Bible believers" to stand against this latest opposition and defend Israel.

"We support Israel because Israel has the right to exist," Hagee wrote. "Israel has the right to defend itself from any nation or group of people that attack them... Let us unite to stand up and speak up for the state of Israel."

Hagee added that, although disruptive, the protestors did more to unite the church in one hour than a dozen preachers have in the past few years.

"Protester after protester every five minutes stood, screamed slogans and was escorted out by security," he recalled. "[But] we finished our service in one accord and with total joy."

Hagee founded Christians United for Israel is 2006, and has used the organization to create a national grassroots movement in support of the country.

Watch the video of the protesters below.

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