Pat Robertson Explains Why Dover Is Doomed

In Dover, PA, the school board was pushing intelligent design and apparently that didn’t sit well with the parents in their district. We can ascertain that because they voted all 8 of the school board members out of office and replaced them with people who were against intelligent design.

If you believe that local school boards deserve to have a lot of latitude in what they want taught and that parents should have a big say in what goes on in their schools, which seems to be the position that most conservatives take, this is no big deal. Maybe you’d support having your kids taught intelligent design or maybe you wouldn’t, but if a majority of parents oppose having it taught, that should settle the matter…unless you’re, Pat Robertson, who apparently believes Dover just deeply offended The Man Upstairs:

“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,” Robertson said on his daily television show broadcast from Virginia, “The 700 Club.”

“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,” he said.”

You hear that, Dover? Pat Robertson has obviously had a chat with God and you people in Dover are one step away from being on the Sodom and Gomorrah list. So, you people in Dover should just forget about God and don’t ask for His help. You used to be a thug, a murderer, a prostitute? God, in his infinite mercy, is willing to forgive you for that. But, you vote against a board member who believes in intelligent design and that’s an unforgivable sin. That’s right, you don’t come back from that, buddy! In fact, you people in Dover might as well just start praying to Satan, Mammon, a Golden Calf; it really doesn’t matter, as long as it’s not God, because Pat Robertson says he’s sick of you people.

On the other hand, maybe Pat Robertson is just a loud mouth who is widely disliked, even on the right, because he regularly says these sort of really dumb things. That sounds a lot more likely…

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