Pat Robertson, The Crazy Aunt In The Basement Of The Republican Party
Pat Robertson, The Crazy Aunt In The Basement Of The Republican Party: First there was this…
“Charles Taylor, the Liberian president who has been indicted by an international court for crimes against humanity, has few remaining supporters in the United States. But one prominent American who has stuck with the West African leader is religious broadcaster and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson.
In recent broadcasts of his cable TV show “The 700 Club,” watched by an estimated 1 million households, Robertson has defended Taylor as a fellow Baptist and Liberia’s “freely elected” leader. The “horrible bloodbath” taking place in Liberia, he has repeatedly said, is the fault of the State Department.
“So we’re undermining a Christian, Baptist president to bring in Muslim rebels to take over the country. And how dare the president of the United States say to the duly elected president of another country, ‘You’ve got to step down,’ ” Robertson said to his viewers on Monday.”
Supporting a psychopath like Charles Taylor just because he claims to be a Christian is bad enough. But claiming to support Taylor because he’s a Christian, while really being more interested in an eight million dollar investment you need him on hand to collect is loathsome.
As if those comments weren’t enough to assure Robertson first place in any “idiot of the week” contests, he came out with this little gem last night…
“We ask for miracles in regard to the Supreme Court,” Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club.”
Robertson has launched a 21-day “prayer offensive” directed at the Supreme Court in the wake of its 6-3 June vote that decriminalized sodomy. Robertson said in a letter on the CBN Web site that the ruling “has opened the door to homosexual marriage, bigamy, legalized prostitution and even incest.”
The same letter targets three justices in particular: “One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?”
Now Robertson wants God to get involved in who’s on the Supreme Court? What, does he have an 8 million dollar retirement bet with a bookie somewhere that he made to cover the money he’s going to lose in Liberia?
If Robertson actually cared about these issues, he’d shut up about politics and stick to preaching. I say that because he has no political instincts and he often smears the issue he supports with his silly comments. In any case, I don’t like Robertson, don’t care what he has to say, and can’t think of a single issue I’m behind that I’d want Robertson to publicly support. Last but not least, I’m tempted to end this post by publicly asking God to convince Pat Robertson “that the time has come to retire,” but I have more class than that…