Tuesday, August 23, 2005

That's so...Christian

Pat Robertson is emphasizing an odd aspect of his religious faith, calling for the assassination of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on his show, "The 700 Club." Seriously, I'm not making this up. Something to do with Venezuela trying to become "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism." Yeah, whatever, Pat. But assassination is a swell approach. WWJD? Call for political assassinations, clearly.

The AP article mentions some of Pat's other insightful remarks, such as the 2003 highlight that feminism pushes women to "kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." Although I'm a diehard feminist, I have yet to kill my child (or anyone else's for that matter—this probably casts my feminist credentials into doubt). I haven't done the witchcraft thing, but I enjoy Halloween and liked Willow's spellcasting on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Destroy capitalism? Sadly, I have failed there, too. I am an American consumer and I haven't invited Castro or any Maoists to overtake the American government. Become a lesbian? I'll pass. But some of my best friends, as they say, lean that way. Can I still be in The Feminist Club? Please don't kick me out. I don't think The 700 Club would have me.

4 comments:

Mona Buonanotte said...

We saw Jimmy Swaggart on the air again not long ago. Time for a good ol' scandal, folks!

the nut said...

Oh yes, I blogged about this today, too. Such a dumbass with big ears if you ask me. He's constantly saying shit like this on the air. You'd think he'd learn to check first.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

The thing about the call for an assisnation attempt that needs to be emphasized is that *we already tried that.*

Newspaper reports should say things like "the Bush administration, which sponsored a coup against Chavez in 2002, denies having plans to assisnate him now, and denounces Robertson's bizarre fatwa."

I know, newspapers are supposed to have more evidence than I do when they accuse people of sponsoring coups. And I know, they can't really label Pat's statement a "bizarre fatwa." I just wish they would.

Natalie said...

I was just about to put that quote on my blog after reading it in the paper. I like witchy stuff, think women get a bad rap, am a lesbian sympathizer, don't have any children to kill, but haven't hurt my neighbor's kids, nephew or cousins, and am slaving away in the name of capitalism as I type.