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Pat Robertson is at it again

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He was on his 700 Club yesterday spouting some ridiculous garbage about a book he was promoting. He called liberal professors racists, murderers, sexual deviants and supporters of Al-Qaeda. And last year they raked in $160 million. That's just sad.
I need to get hold of his mailing list, because obviously some people will buy anything. That's a market I'd like to tap into.

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Current Music: sleater-kinney- one more hour
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Guess who's back with more words of wisdom...

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It's becoming almost like reporting on Phelps - we should keep an eye on him and what he does, but giving him press time may not be the best thing...

Robertson says Islam is satanic

He remarked that the outpouring of rage elicited by cartoons “just shows the kind of people we’re dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is satanic, and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.”


Robertson also said that “the goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not, is world domination.”

Like that’s not Christianity’s goal? Or the goal of dominionists? At least in the sense of converting as many as possible?

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Some small good news

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The Good:
Pat Robertson loses seat on evangelical broadcasters' board

Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, criticized by some evangelicals recently for his comments about Venezuela's president and the prime minister of Israel, has lost a bid for re-election to the National Religious Broadcasters' board of directors.

Unfortunately it's not all good news: Among the successful candidates for the board was Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit group founded by Robertson.

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Pat Robertson accused of Damaging Movement


Pat Robertson's peers say his off the wall remarks are damaging the extreme religious right's reputation.

Ya think?

"[Robertson] is in a very visible leadership position and comments such as recent ones related to Mr. Sharon and so many others are misinformed and presumptuous and border on arrogance," said David Dockery, president of Union University, a private college affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Dockery suggested Robertson might want to consult other theologians "before making these pronouncements so quickly."

"It puts the evangelical movement in a bad light when that happens because people make broad generalizations, rightly or wrongly, all the time," said Dockery, who also is chairman of the board for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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The Religious Reich is at it again


And now, time for a game of "Name That White Supremacist."

Quote: "Europe is right now in the midst of racial suicide because of the declining birth rate."

Now, who said it? Click the link for the answer.

And also, I'd like to take the opportunity to apologize to any and all Europeans who read this journal. Trust me, that twat does not speak for me, nor does he speak for a majority of the people in this country.

(x-posted to my own journal)

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Exporting Evangelism


From AlterNet

As conservative Christianity spreads beyond U.S. borders, the views of the far right begin to influence politics in developing nations. )

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Pat Robertson

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was scheduled to be a guest on Good Morning America today. Did anyone catch it? What did he talk about?

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Robertson tries to save Jesusland

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Pat Robertson, the American televangelist, today appeared to withdraw a diatribe against Ariel Sharon in an attempt to salvage his $50 million plan for a biblical theme park in Galilee.


Mr Hartuv left the door open to continuing the project but only with evangelists who disown Mr Robertson’s statements.

"The contract is still open - just not with Mr Robertson. If there are other Christian leaders, they are most welcome to sign a contract to bring Christian tourists to the State of Israel.

"We want to see who in the group supports his (Robertson’s) statements. Those who support the statements cannot do business with us. Those that publicly support Ariel Sharon’s recovery are welcome to do business with us. We have to check this very, very carefully."


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A crack in the armor???

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Evangelical Leaders Criticize Pat Robertson
By Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer(original article)

Evangelical leaders said Friday that they were embarrassed and incensed by televangelist Pat Robertson's assertion that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who had suffered a massive stroke, was stricken by God as punishment for ceding the Gaza Strip and a portion of the West Bank to Palestinians last summer.

Officials of conservative Christian churches and organizations suggested that Robertson was losing religious and political influence as a result of his remarks on Sharon and other recent controversial comments.

"I'm appalled that Pat Robertson would make such statements. He ought to know better," said Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest U.S. Protestant denomination.

"The arrogance of the statement shocks me almost as much as the insensitivity of it," Land said in an interview.
The rest. )

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The White House sharply criticized Christian broadcaster and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson on Friday for suggesting that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine punishment for “dividing God’s land.”

“Those comments are wholly inappropriate and offensive and really don’t have a place in this or any other debate,” presidential spokesman Trent Duffy said as President Bush traveled to Chicago for a speech.

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I thought I'd share the letter I sent to Pat Robertson. On his website he has an "Ask Pat." page. These are questions that if selected are read on his show and he answers them. Mine was:

You suggested that Ariel's Sharon's stroke was a result of god's displeasure at his giving up holy land. You supported the claim by citing the assassination of Yitzak Rabin. If as you are assuming that death and disease in this world are the results of God's wrath what crimes do you feel that St. Peter and St. Paul committed that god was punishing them for? They must have been far worse as they suffered worse torment

I have a feeling he is not going to read this on the air.

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Robertson blamed Sharon stroke on policy of "dividing God's land"

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Fundamentalist Christians are the worst kind of "Zionists"



Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land."

"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine."'


He also said, however, that in the Bible, the prophet Joel "makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land.'"

Robertson added, "I would say woe to any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations, or the United States of America."

He noted that former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.

Robertson said God's message is, "This land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone."

Quite frankly, Christian "Zionism" shouldn't be considered anything of the sort. Unlike authentic Zionism (which I have objections to), Christian "Zionism" supports the state of Israel not out of concern for the survivability of the Jewish people and/or nation-state, but because of a Christian theological belief that says that Jesus will return and wipe out the non-believers (including Jews who do not convert to Christianity) and the existence of a Jewish state called "Israel" is essential for this warped and evil theology.

Plus, they just plain hate Muslims. (They hate Jews, too, but they won't say that out loud, since they're using the Jews.)

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ROBERTSON: We’re going to do a piece, I believe, tomorrow or the next day about Kwanzaa, which according to our next guest, is a total fraud. And yet they have Kwanzaa celebrations all over the schools.

GIBSON: Right. Well, that was made up, as your guest will tell, by Ron Karenga, a Black Panther in the 60s, in L.A.

ROBERTSON: A Black Panther.

GIBSON: Former Black Panther.

ROBERTSON: Radical . . . .

GIBSON: Right.

ROBERTSON: . . . . Marxist.

GIBSON: And if it’s going to be a celebration of African roots, okay, fine. And I guess you could call it paganism. Why have that in the schools, and tell the teachers, ‘You can’t put up a Christmas tree, because that is purely a religious celebration?’

ROBERTSON: Who’s leading the charge on this? We’ve had Christmas for so many years. I went to school in New York, and I worked in New York, and it was so wonderful at Christmastime in New York. I mean, it’s just delightful. But everybody was singing Christmas carols, and everybody was saying, ‘Merry Christmas.’

GIBSON: Well, they still are.


GIBSON: Because you don’t find these forces going to Congress and saying, ‘You know that federal holiday you call Christmas? Please cancel it,’ because then we’d all be on to them. So, what they do is they go after little school boards in little towns, and they go after people who don’t have the legal wherewithal to defend themselves. But I debate your friend, Barry Lynn, all the time. I would say that Barry Lynn and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are behind a lot of this...

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In a Nutshell: Marching Orders


Ever wondered how the heck the Republican Party became so populated by Dominionists? Here's a peek at their 'marching orders' from Pat Robertson, circa 1986:

How to Participate in a Political Party

Rule the world for God.
Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology.
Hide your strength.
Don't flaunt your Christianity.
Christians need to take leadership positions. Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions, God willing.

There it is- in a nutshell. Let's break it down, shall we?

"Rule the world for God." Pretty much what the Dominionists want to do, to hasten the Second Coming.

"Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology." This is the top level of their stealth and deception: pretending to be just your regular party worker, not some flaming religious zealot out to rule the world for God.

"Hide your strength." "Don't flaunt your Christianity." I expect that this was probably the hardest for these sheepskin-wearing Christians to do. Pretend to be just another citizen, while fooling people into thinking that you don't have ulterior motives until...

"Christians need to take leadership positions. Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that mature Christians have a majority of leadership positions, God willing." The coup. Take over the school board, the town, county, and state governments. Take over mainline congregations. Take over the media airwaves. Take over the Republican party. Take over the country. Take over the world.

They've gotten to the White House using these tactics, folks, but it seems that their stealth is no longer serving them because folks like us are pulling off their sheepskin, revealing the wolves beneath. They're still formidible adversaries- listen to them creating the artificial "We're being persecuted!" dust storm when someone says, "Happy Holidays" or questions having a creche without other secular items on government property.

We have to keep uncovering them. We have to make it impossible for them to do anything without revealing their true intentions. They make it impossible for anyone to run for a public office without being some kind of churchgoer. We have to make it impossible for them to pretend to be something other than the deceptive people that they are.

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Cartoon I think you'll appreciate. Read more... )

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"...don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there..."
-Pat Robertson

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Another Dominionist player


This Law.com article takes a look at Jay Sekulow, one of the Religious Right's major players. It's a fascinating tangle of high finance, tangled alliances, and God-talk.

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First post here


I'm new to the comm, so hopefully this post is something that will fit in with the overall theme. I just feel that this is another case of fearmongering on the part of the Religious Right.

Pat Robertson says recent natural disasters are a sign of the End Times.

(From the article)

Robertson isn't the only one raising the End Times issue, as author and WorldNetDaily columnist Hal Lindsey has weighed in.

"It seems clear that the prophetic times I have been expecting for decades have finally arrived. And even worse, it appears that the judgment of America has begun," Lindsey said on the Sept. 9 broadcast of the "International Intelligence Briefing" on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. "I warn continually that the last days lineup of world powers does not include anything resembling the United States of America. Instead, a revived Roman Empire in Europe is to rule the West, and then the world."

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With God on our side?


This Tom Paine article is interesting:

With God On Our Side?
Paul Waldman
September 19, 2005

Paul Waldman is a senior fellow with Media Matters for America and a senior contributor to The Gadflyer.

The anti-Americans in our midst are out in force again, saying everything that goes wrong is America’s fault. They just won’t stop running down this country, their hatred never far from the surface.

I’m speaking, of course, about conservatives.

A certain brand of conservative, anyway. Seeing the misery caused by Hurricane Katrina, some on the right knew what was going on: God hates America. Or at the very least, he’s really, really angry with us. And you don’t have to go to the maniacal Rev. Fred Phelps of “God Hates Fags” fame, whose latest project is www.godhatesamerica.com, to find this kind of rhetoric. It comes from people with strong ties to the Republican party.Read more... )

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