Saturday, June 03, 2006

Paging Pat Robertson! Wake Up Call For Robertson!

Pat Robertson began the interview asking [Jerry] Falwell what his response has been to the terrorist attacks. Falwell said there had been a massive prayer gathering of members of his congregation along with students from Liberty University. He told the TV audience that they had humbled themselves before God, prayed for President Bush and his advisers and for the victims of the attacks.

Falwell then likened the attacks to Pearl Harbor and that at that time, Hitler wanted to destroy the Jews and conquer the world. Now, "Islamic fundamentalists, radical terrorists, Middle-Eastern monsters" want to destroy Israel and conquer the world.

The two men then talked about religious revival and whether the events of September 11 might spark spiritual renewal in America.

Then Falwell said, "What we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be miniscule if, in fact, God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve."
Robertson replied, "Well, Jerry, that's my feeling. I think we've just seen the antechamber to terror, we haven't begun to see what they can do to the major population."

Falwell said, "The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. And I know I'll hear from them for this, but throwing God...successfully with the help of the federal court system...throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad...I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America...I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen."

Robertson said, "I totally concur, and the problem is we've adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government, and so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do, and the top people, of course, is the court system."
Ooooooooooooooooooookay, Pat Robertson believes that God rained two buildings down on New York City because he's angry at evil lesbians, Wiccans, and abortionists and feminists. Now, I know a few lesbians, and I find them to be generally good people except in the throes of PMS, maybe. Next?
Lesbian is New Orleans native

Hollywood — Pat Robertson on Sunday said that Hurricane Katrina was God’s way of expressing its anger at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its selection of Ellen Degeneres to host this year’s Emmy Awards. ‘By choosing an avowed lesbian for this national event, these Hollywood elites have clearly invited God’s wrath,’ Robertson said on ‘The 700 Club’ on Sunday. ‘Is it any surprise that the Almighty chose to strike at Miss Degeneres’ hometown?’
Poor Ellen. As Robertson pointed out, she was also set to host the Emmys just after September 11 struck. Apparently, she's the Devil in Tennis Shoes incarnate.

Oh. And Robertson also credited God with distracting the American people with Katrina, thus allowing for Chief Justice Roberts confirmation. Now, I know God. God's a pretty good friend to me. Somehow, I think God would have found a slightly less drastic way of distracting America in order to get Roberts confirmed than killing thousands and forcing hundreds of thousands of the poor to live in squalor amidst the Superdome, like say, maybe have Janet Jackson's dress fail again. But that's just me.

Doesn't Pat's God seem just a wee bit angry to you? Yea, me too, but I'm puzzled about this:
Plane Registered to Pat Robertson Crashes

Associated Press Writer

June 3, 2006, 4:20 AM EDT

GROTON, Conn. -- Two pilots were killed and three passengers suffered minor injuries when a small jet owned by religious broadcast Pat Robertson crashed in Long Island Sound while flying in heavy fog. Robertson was not aboard.

The twin-engine Learjet 35 went down a half-mile short of the runway at Groton-New London Airport on Friday, and officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to arrive at the airport Saturday to begin investigating why.
Well, say this for God: His aim is improving. I hope the pilots weren't lesbians.