Any day now (and this is a request, not a prediction), the media has got to stop listening and paying attention to what Conservative Christian/Republican televangelist Rev. Pat Robertson says.
In the latest episode of his verbal diarrhea, last week, The Rev told citizens of "a Pennsylvania town that they had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting 'intelligent design' over creationism and warned them on Thursday not to be surprised if disaster struck". Also, God would turn his back on Dover should they ever pray to or need HIM.
I believe in God – the same Christian God that Robertson worships. I don’t seem to have HIS phone number, like The Rev does, nor do I talk to HIM a few times a day or meet HIM for lattes like Robertson. But I am pretty sure HE wouldn't like some mere mortal telling the entire world what HIS plan is. And HE shouldn’t be used as a political tool to promote The Rev’s agenda.
After Hurricane Katrina, Robertson told the media that God sent HIS wrath upon New Orleans because lesbian Ellen Degeneres was going to be hosting the Emmy Awards (New Orleans is Ellen’s hometown).
This past summer, The Rev hit the headlines by calling for the assassination of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of “W’s” most vocal international critics. He vehemently denied calling for the assassination, even though it was caught on videotape (apparent work of Satan).
After the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Robertson is quoted as saying, "We have sinned against Almighty God, at the highest level of our government, we've stuck our finger in your eye," he said. "The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They've taken your Bible away from the schools. They've forbidden little children to pray. They've taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organizations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America."
In 1998, Robertson warned the city of Orlando, Florida that it risked hurricanes, earthquakes and terrorist bombs after it allowed homosexual organizations to put up rainbow flags in support of sexual diversity (Disney’s annual ‘Gay Day’).
Why is this man allowed to lead so many people, and have a driver’s license and be allowed to vote and walk the streets? And why do so many people listen to him? And why does his opinion even matter???
Screw you, Pat Robertson! Using God to advance your political agenda against groups you personally don’t like is not only wrong, it’s also not very Christian. The only real shame here is that people continue to pay attention to you.