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Friday, August 26, 2005

Pat Robertson And Stuff

Yep, he wants to kill Hugo Chavez. Hey, I hate Hugo Chavez as much as anyone else. But I don't think it's the best thing for a (pseudo) Christian leader as himself to be saying, but that's just me. The funny part is that after all that flack about what he said, he started backtracking. "No, I meant like, you know, we could kidnap him or something". No buddy, he meant glock glock. This isn't even the first time he's come out for assassinations. He said the following in 1999

I know it sounds somewhat Machiavellian and evil, to think that you could send a squad in to take out somebody like Osama bin Laden, or to take out the head of North Korea, but isn't it better to do something like that, to take out Milosevic, to take out Saddam Hussein, rather than to spend billions of dollars on a war that harms innocent civilians and destroys the infrastructure of a country?
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, August 9, 1999

But the fun is just starting friends, check out some more of his nut job quotes. To wit: (My comments are parentheticals in bold. And yes, he is insane)

We have enough votes to run the country. And when the people say, "We've had enough," we are going to take over.
-- Pat Robertson, speech given to the April, 1980 "Washington for Jesus" rally

If Christian people work together, they can succeed during this decade in winning back control of the institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Expect confrontations that will be not only unpleasant but at times physically bloody.... This decade will not be for the faint of heart, but the resolute. Institutions will be plunged into wrenching change. We will be living through one of the most tumultuous periods of human history. When it is over, I am convinced God's people will emerge victorious.
-- Pat Robertson, Pat Robertson's Perspective Oct-Nov 1992

They scream, "First Amendment." Of course, the First Amendment, as you and I both know, is a restriction on Congress.... So it really doesn't have anything to do with what you say or what I say, one way or the other.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, December 10, 1990,

(WHAT? Waiter, I'll have what he's smoking)

We have a court that has essentially stuck its finger in God's eye and said we're going to legislate you out of the schools. We're going to take your commandments from off the courthouse steps in various states. We're not going to let little children read the commandments of God. We're not going to let the Bible be read, no prayer in our schools. We have insulted God at the highest levels of our government. And then we say, "Why does this happen?"
Well, why it's happening is that God Almighty is lifting his protection from us.
-- Pat Robertson

(Umm...Ok, if that's true than shouldn't God smite all the Muslim nations since they are unChristian? Shouldn't God punish the Europeans much more than he would punish us since they began as religious states and have now become atheistic states, I mean, they're more of a blasphemy then than the US, no?)

Individual Christians are the only ones really -- and Jewish people, those who trust God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- are the only ones that are qualified to have the reign, because hopefully, they will be governed by God and submit to Him.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 11, 1985, defending his stance that only Christians and Jews are fit to hold public office

I never said that in my life ... I never said only Christians and Jews. I never said that.
-- Pat Robertson, Time magazine, after having been confronted regarding his statement on The 700 Club of January 11, 1985

(Have I mentioned how much I hate hypocrites?)

You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 14, 1991

(You know, when Jesus said to love thy neighbor, I think that, yes, He did mean to be nice to them. I mean, He didn't say "hey I love you guys" and then be a jackass to them. He was kind to all, whether they hated Him or loved Him.)

It is interesting, that termites don't build things, and the great builders of our nation almost to a man have been Christians, because Christians have the desire to build something. He is motivated by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into [our] institutions [today] are primarily termites. They are into destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have.... The termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and the time has arrived for a godly fumigation.
-- Pat Robertson, New York Magazine, August 18, 1986

( I mainly find this interesting as it points out his total ignorance of zoology. Anyone ever seen those 10 foot tall termite mounds in Africa and such?)

The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.
-- Pat Robertson, fundraising letter, 1992

(Feminists want to kill children and practice witchcraft...awesome. Oh, and destroy capitalism too. Nah, they just want to wear Birkenstocks and hate men)

N.O.W. is saying that in order to be a woman, you've got to be a lesbian.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, December 3, 1997

(I am in NO way a defender of N.O.W. I think they are mostly nuts too, but that "You must be a lesbian" crap is in none of their literature, speaches, codicils, etc. In fact, the leader of N.O.W. just got married a couple of years back.)

Planned Parenthood is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, April 9, 1991

(Again, hey, I'm no PP supporter either (heheheheheh, I said PP). Yes they want a lot of abortion clinics and unlimited rights to abortion. But I can't figure out where they're promoting bestiallity, homosexuality or even adultery. And when was the last time you saw a Planned Parenthood text book called "Teaching Your Kids To Fornicate"?)

Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals -- the two things seem to go together.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 21, 1993,

(He forgot there that the Nazis murdered homosexuals almost as rabidly as they murdered the Jews.)

I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you.
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, August 6, 1998, on the occasion of the Orlando, Florida, Gay Pride Festival 1998

(If them fags are a comin' God's a'gonna smite ya'll with hurrykanes... Ok then, how come no hurricanes in San Francisco then hmm?)

How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?
-- Pat Robertson, The New World Order, p. 227

(no real idea as to what to make of this one)

I read your book. When you get through, you [a reader] say, "If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that's the answer." I mean, you get through this, and you say, "We've got to blow that thing up." I mean, is it as bad as you say?
-- Pat Robertson, to syndicated columnist Joel Mowbray, author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Endangers National Security; the U.S. Department of State is located in Foggy Bottom, a Washington, D.C., neighborhood; "Foggy Bottom" is sometimes used as a synonym for Washington, DC., quoted from AANEWS (October, 2003)

(Robertson wants to nuke DC...or at least the State Department.Is that even legal? Can I go out and say "I want to nuke Washington!"? I think not. I'd be shot then arrested. But noooo. Patty and Dubya are buddies.)

Ok, that's all I can stomach for now. I think I'll post some more crazy quotes from random people (from both sides). It takes almost no real work, it fills up blog space, and it looks like i'm updating. Oh, and I guess it's sort of informative. So HEY, it works out for ALL of us!

I'll leave you with a last quote. This one is from his wife and is taken from some of the couple's correspondance.

Dede Robertson
The poverty-stricken Robertson's young wife, unsuccessfully pleading with him to return from a month-long religious camping retreat

Dede: "Pat, I've tried to adjust to this 'saved' jag you're on, but you've become a fanatic. All you do is read that Bible all day and sit around and talk to Jesus. I'm a nurse. I recognize schizoid tendencies when I see them, and I think you're sick. It's just not normal for a man to walk out on his wife and leave her with a small child when she's expecting a baby any minute -- while he goes off into the woods to talk to God. God doesn't tell people to do things like that. At least, my God doesn't."

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