Thursday, August 25, 2005
God is all about loopholes
The Ten Commandments Say Nothing about Kidnapping!
When he's not blaming the gays, the abortionists and/or the gay abortionists for the 9/11 attacks (and the four hurricanes in Florida last year), or praying for Supreme Court Justices to get cancer, or most recently dabbling in the art of international relations (e.g.-assassinations), Televangelist Pat Robertson apparently finds time to study the bible.
On the 700 club show on Monday, Robertson said of Chavez, "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. And I don't think any oil shipments will stop."
Of course yesterday, despite the video evidence, Mr. Robertson claimed he was misunderstood.
.."I said our special forces could take him out,Â? Robertson said today on his The 700 Club show, which airs on ABC Family. Â?Take him out could be a number of things including kidnapping. There are a number of ways of taking out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted," he added.
Yes, the Tecommandmentsts say nothing about kidnapping! So that would be ok! Only a true man of God would understand such subtleties of scripture. Of course there's that pesky 'thou shalt not lie' thing...but that's ok.
What's heartening is that religious leaders from across thChristianin perspective (liberal to conservative) havcondemneded Robertson's remarks and questioned his ongoing public role as self appointed leader of evangelicals. Good for them. But I think a real Republican/AmericaChristianin would find some way to blame this all on Cindy Sheehan.
Pat Robertson's call for assassination should mark the end of his credibility as a minister or politician