Tuesday, August 23, 2005

American Taliban

Pat Robertson calls for the assassination of Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez.

Pat Robertson is a terrorist, no different from any extremist Islamic cleric. I wonder if he could tell us who Jesus would assassinate.


At 8/26/2005 02:18:00 PM, Blogger Kiwi Cowboy said...

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At 8/26/2005 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Kiwi Cowboy said...

I was mistaken in my earlier post.


Onward, Christian soldier

Friday, August 26, 2005

After inciting an international firestorm by saying this week that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should be assassinated, televangelist Pat Robertson apologized Wednesday.

It was not the first time the Virginia-based television preacher has inserted his foot firmly into his mouth. In fact, he's made such a habit of outrageous utterings that the news wires are now compiling them. Here are a few of Robertson's greatest hits.

In a 1992 fund-raising letter he wrote, The "feminist agenda" is a "socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

On his show "The 700 Club," Robertson once proclaimed that gay groups had better stop flying flags celebrating Gay Pride Month at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla. — or else. He said all involved would incur the wrath of God if they didn't heed his advice.

"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes," Robertson declared on the air. "It'll bring about terrorist bombs. It'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor."

On "The 700 Club" two days after the 2001 attacks, Robertson's guest, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, suggested that "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way — all of them who have tried to secularize America" helped cause the attacks.

"I totally concur," Robertson replied.

Robertson also has said he would like to set off a nuclear bomb to destroy the State Department in Washington and declared that federal judges are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together. He said they are more dangerous than the terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center.

It is baffling — and somewhat frightening — that Robertson still has any credibility. But he soldiers on.


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