Mel Gibson's father Hutton Gibson has given an interview on the white supremacist radio program "Political Cesspool" in which he accused Pope John Paul II of being a Soviet agent, and charged that the Catholic Church is under the control of a conspiracy led by the Antichrist. He went on to state that the same conspiracy had taken over
"every legitimate government in the world from the top. It's the same plot. Why would they vary the method? It seems to work."
When asked to assess the current pope, Benedict XVI, Gibson said:
The whole bunch at the top, if they're not queer, they're supportive of it.
With respect to the current political situation in the United States, Gibson charged that the Obama administration
"does not have the country's welfare at heart -- or any part of it. They're out to destroy it, the same as the people in Rome are out to destroy the church."
Gibson went on to express support for Ron Paul, saying that he was the "only (candidate) worth voting for" in the 2008 presidential election.
When asked what the average American can do to prevent the Obama administration from destroying the country, Gibson said that there isn't much they can do, stating:
"It gets harder and harder all the time. One thing they shouldn't do is give up their guns."
He went on to advocate that citizens create "alarm systems" to notify the public in the event of a federal government crackdown on gun ownership.
The Political Cesspool program is devoted to racist, anti-Semitic and far right propaganda, and is said to be the most popular white supremacist radio show in the United States. The hourlong interview with Gibson took place on Saturday, January 9 and was broadcast on a network of local stations and via the internet.