Who Hijacked Our Country

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pat Robertson Again?!?!?

Every time you think Pat Robertson couldn’t possibly jam his foot any further into his mouth, he jams it in just a little further. By now his foot’s so far in, his toes are poking out of his asshole.

As you’ve probably heard, Ariel Sharon is in the hospital after having a severe stroke. When a world leader is in the hospital, heavily sedated and fighting for his life, the one thing we really need is a deranged Biblehumper spewing hatred.

Enter Pat Robertson: Sharon’s stroke is divine punishment for “dividing God’s land.” On Robertson‘s 700 Club, he said “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 said the Bible “makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who ‘divide my land.’ ” Sharon “was dividing God’s land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Union), the United Nations, or the United States of America.”

Robertson also referred to the 1995 slaying of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who tried to achieve peace by giving land to the Palestinians. He also, of course, was murdered by God’s divine wrath.

The Anti-Defamation League condemned Robertson’s statement. “It is outrageous and shocking, but not surprising, that Pat Robertson once again has suggested that God will punish Israel’s leaders for any decision to give up land to the Palestinians. His remarks are un-Christian and a perversion of religion. Unlike Robertson, we don’t see God as cruel and vengeful.”

Americans United for Separation of Church and State said a religious leader “should not be making callous political points while a man is struggling for his life. Pat Robertson has a political agenda for the entire world, and he seems to think God is ready to take out any world leader who stands in the way of that agenda.”

A Pat Robertson spokeswoman answered his critics with “What they’re basically saying is, ‘How dare Pat Robertson quote the Bible?’ This is what the word of God says. This is nothing new to the Christian community.”


Blogger Snave said...

I think it's frightening how many people take Pat seriously. I would imagine that 90% of Americans might not take his outrageous comments too seriously, but 10% might... if so, that's like, 20 million people? 20 million is about 2/3 the size of Iraq's population, and as much as some of our American states.

January 19, 2006 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Yup, that 10% adds up to a lot of people. And I think a lot of the rightwing Powers That Be are just fine with Robertson's outbursts. Officially they say "oh, don't listen to that old doddering idiot. Nobody pays any attention to him." But they're quietly thinking "Yeah! Go Pat! Keep stirring up the masses."

January 19, 2006 at 11:21 AM  

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