Pat Robertson Warns Pa. Town of Disaster
Fri Nov 11, 2:48 AM ET
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.
All eight Dover, Pa., school board members up for re-election were defeated Tuesday after trying to introduce "intelligent design" — the belief that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power — as an alternative to the theory of evolution.
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club."
Eight families had sued the district, claiming the policy violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The federal trial concluded days before Tuesday's election, but no ruling has been issued.
Later Thursday, Robertson issued a statement saying he was simply trying to point out that "our spiritual actions have consequences."
"God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever," Robertson said. "If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them."
I'll make this offer: The good citizens of Dover can rely on science to get them past any natural disaster, including engineering, modern construction methods, architecture, flood and wind prevention and recovery.
If you'll agree that the next time Kansas gets devastated by a tornado, you ensure that only God will rebuild the houses and repair the damage.
Maybe he can hire a crew to hammer some nails in, I'll even spot you that advantage, given what His Son did for a living....but does lumber come in cubits anymore?