Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Shameful Pat Robertson Issues A "Fatwa"!

I really wanted to write something clever tonight about Pat Robertson's shameful statement about President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. As reported:
Now Mr. Robertson has set off an international firestorm with his comments on his television broadcast that the United States should kill Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, a leftist who sits atop the largest oil reserves outside the Middle East.

"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it Mr. Robertson said on his program, "The 700 Club" on Monday. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

Advocating an assassination? Is this man nuts or what?

But more frightening than what one evangelist might say was the silence of the many groups affiliated with Mr. Robertson:
But other conservative Christian organizations remained silent, with leaders at the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the Christian Coalition saying through spokesmen that they were too busy to comment.

A spokeswoman for Pat Robertson said today that he is not giving interviews and had no further comment.
Silence? No Comment? These are the Christian Conservatives who determined the last election and coronated their man, George W. Bush, in the White House.

I have no comment about them. I don't have time to comment. I am too busy.

Furthermore, all of this speaks for itself.




Blogger Marie said...

Well it doesn't surprise me a bit. The pillsbury doe boy has hood winked alot of people for a long time. But what's really sad is that they know they were being hoodwinked and did nothing.

9:02 PM  
Blogger John C said...

I heard that Robertson was ditching his old "What would Jesus do?" bumper sticker for a new one that says "Who would Jesus assassinate?". Not really funny though, is it. How do people not see through the incongruity and inconsistency of these people who proclaim themselves Christian, and pro-life, etc? The evidence is there that Christians who claim themselves to be pro-life, are the ones most in favor of war, guns, and now assassination of mere nuisances. Just look at Bush's record: the record for executions while he was governor of Texas, and the perpetrator of ill-conceived and unnecessary war.

12:57 AM  

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