Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Fundamentalist Heroes: Pat Robertson

Everyone knows about Pat Robertson. He is the founder of the 700 Club and The Christian Coalition. He preaches that natural disasters happen as a result of gods wrath. He warns people that god is going to do crazy things for them, like strike them with a meteor. He also tells people, when he personally feels they have stepped out of line, that they should not call on god when something bad happens, because he won't be there. He has called for assassinations, nuclear devices to be set off at the state department, and blamed terrorism on gays, lesbians, and arbitrators of our civil liberties like the ACLU. Pat Robertson has ludicrously claimed that the Christians are a persecuted minority. Never mind that an atheist is the least likely person to ever get elected into office. Never mind that the majority of America claims to be Christian. Never mind that there is an evangelical president who has appointed evangelical judges, and works with a right wing republican congress, he believes they are the persecuted minority. But what is Pat Robertson really? He is a terrorist, plain and simple. When you speak such hatred against the "arms of Satan" (which is everyone not Christian) and condone violence towards other people, and condone the violent take over of America to for it to be a christian nation, you are a religious terrorist. He is one of the worst, in fact, THE WORST as far as I'm concerned since Falewell died. I tried to narrow his quotes down to just the worst, but they were all bad, so I left it in. Its long, but its horrible and requires no real explanation.

"Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." –Pat Robertson, on the dangers of judicial activism

"Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society. Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court." –Pat Robertson
What? Well, I guess he got his wish now, the Supreme Court is full of religious nutz!

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history." –Pat Robertson
This man lives on another plane of existence that the rest of us.

"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you, This is not a message of hate -- this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor." –Pat Robertson, on "gay days" at Disneyworld
Awesome, none of that happened. He is an idiot.

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." –Pat Robertson
Yeah, it wasn't about equal rights at all. But then, Christianity itself is misogynistic.

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." –Pat Robertson

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there." --Pat Robertson, after the city of Dover, Pennsylvania voted to boot the current school board, which instituted an intelligent design policy that led to a federal trial
Punishment from god for teaching science? Do tell!

"God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine.' ... He was dividing God's land. And I would say, 'Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations, or the United States of America.' God says, 'This land belongs to me. You better leave it alone.'" --Pat Robertson, on why Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke
Again, he touts his evil sadistic god as the killer of someone who didn't do what they were told!

"Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up" –Pat Robertson, on nuking the State Department
Did he just say we need to Nuke the USA? Terrorist scum, I hope there is a hell so you can burn in it!

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with." –Pat Robertson, calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
Assassination is a good thing.
"Wait a minute, I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces should 'take him out,' and 'take him out' can be a number of things, including kidnapping." –Pat Robertson, clarifying his call to assassinate Hugo Chavez
Actually, I meant "taking him out" is a good thing, like to dinner.

"Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him." –Pat Robertson
No no no, I said I love the guy, hope he is happy and god blesses him!

"That was never in the Constitution, however much the liberals laugh at me for saying it, they know good and well it was never in the Constitution! Such language only appeared in the constitution of the Communist Soviet Union." –Pat Robertson, on the constitutional separation of church and state
Duh, it was in a letter from Jefferson explaining the first amendment, touting how the First Amendment effectively creates a wall of separation. Course, if he read once in a while, he would know that.

"Well, I totally concur." –Pat Robertson to Jerry Falwell following the Sept. 11 attacks, after Falwell said, "I really believe 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 -- I point the finger in their face and say: "You helped this happen."
Right, they didn't attack us because "we are on muslim lands" like they said, it was god who helped it happen because of gays and pagans!

We have enough votes to run the country. And when the people say, "We've had enough," we are going to take over.
-- Pat Robertson, speech given to the April, 1980 "Washington for Jesus" rally, quoted from Robert Boston, The Most Dangerous Man in America, p. 29
This is the exact type of language used by radical Islam. Nearly word for word.

If Christian people work together, they can succeed during this decade in winning back control of the institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Expect confrontations that will be not only unpleasant but at times physically bloody.... This decade will not be for the faint of heart, but the resolute. Institutions will be plunged into wrenching change. We will be living through one of the most tumultuous periods of human history. When it is over, I am convinced God's people will emerge victorious.
-- Pat Robertson, Pat Robertson's Perspective Oct-Nov 1992
Is he talking about a bloody revolution to make this a Christian nation?

We at the Christian Coalition are raising an army who cares. We are training people to be effective -- to be elected to school boards, to city councils, to state legislatures, and to key positions in political parties.... By the end of this decade, if we work and give and organize and train, THE CHRISTIAN COALITION WILL BE THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICAL ORGANIZATION IN AMERICA
-- Pat Robertson, in a fundraising letter, July 4, 1991
Thats funny, because they have religious tax exempt status. Wonder if the IRS has seen this?

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