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Monday, May 02, 2005 

Pat Robertson To Undergo Foot-From-Mouth Surgery

Just yesterday, two instances of Pat Robertson's foot going all the way down his throat and coming right out the other end.


Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorists, the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed yesterday.

"Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings," Robertson said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"I think we have controlled Al Qaeda," the 700 Club host said, but warned of "erosion at home" and said judges were creating a "tyranny of oligarchy."


Responding to a question from ABC host George Stephanopoulos about why a God "so involved in our daily life" would allow a tsunami to kill hundreds of thousands of people, Rev. Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America, replied: "I don't think He reverses the laws of nature." That statement, on the May 1 edition of ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, conflicts with other meteorological comments by Robertson, who has repeatedly linked natural disasters to the will of God.

After Orlando, Florida, city officials voted in 1998 to fly rainbow flags from city lampposts during the annual Gay Days event at Disney World, Robertson issued the city a warning: "I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you. ... [A] condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs, it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor."

Robertson claimed that his prayers to God helped steer Hurricane Gloria in 1985 and Hurricane Felix in 1995 away from Hampton Roads, Virginia, the headquarters of Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, according to The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) on June 10, 1998. The Virginian-Pilot further noted that "Robertson also believes that various natural disasters are signs of God's will and that the world will suffer more of them before the arrival of 'the end of the age.' ''

This man isn't just a hateful bigot, he doesn't even know what he believes. This is incredible, and it speaks for itself.

There's an opportunity here, however. Democratic leaders should get together and ask Pres. Bush, Sen. Frist, and Rep. DeLay to repudiate and condemn the first bit (the second story, in my mind, is Robertson's own problem). Sen. Frist in particular has had trouble distancing himself from the Radical Religious Right as he mulls a 2008 presidential bid. While some may see judges as being out of control, only a madman could possibly believe they represent a threat in the same ballpark as Osama bin Ladin and company.

Hey, greay post. What an imbecile, albiet a very dangerous one.

Why do people listen to guys like this?

Ooops! I of course mean, greaT post, not greay post. Der!

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