January 06, 2006

News > Dear Pat Robertson: Please STFU

Here's Pat Robertson demonstrating that most Christian of values: kicking an old man on his deathbed after he's had a stroke:

US evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for "dividing God's land" of Israel, igniting his latest trademark controversy.

As the Israeli prime minister battled for life, Robertson seemed to suggest to viewers on his "700 Club" television show that Sharon was being punished for his policies in Gaza and the West Bank.

"The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who, quote, 'divide my land.' God considers this land to be his.

"You read the Bible, he says, 'This is my land.' And for any prime minister of Israel who decides he's going carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No. This is mine.'"

Uh huh. And when God extracts His vengeance on Pat Robertson and strikes him down, do the rest of us get to gloat about it? It seems like there was something in that big book about doing unto others.

UPDATE: Michael Silence collects Tennessee blogger's reactions. I liked Rich's comment: "Pat Robertson is the Howard Dean of the fringe right, however the Republicans were smart enough not to put him in charge of the money." Yep. There are dingbats on both sides. In the Eighties it was easy to hate Republicans for letting Pats Robertson and Buchanan speak at their conventions. Now those jackasses have been marginalized. Meanwhile the Democrats haven't figured out that Howard Dean and Michael Moore are their jackasses.

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Had the exact same thought after reading it in the CommunistKCStar this morning.

The problem that I see coming from this is that the left (you can fill in your favorites here)are all too quick to, rather incorrectly, associate people like you and me with the likes of him.

I second your recommendation for a nice, big, hot and steaming cup of STFU for Pat.

Posted by: -B at January 06, 2006
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