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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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- 8:54:34, May 26th 2015 - sv80 - To Hawkeye and Wentworth The fact that you resort to sarcasm, ridicule, and ... [Read More]
- 1:50:35, May 26th 2015 - Kim Wentworth - @sv80- my response to the above article pretty much addresses the iss ... [Read More]
- 12:16:53, May 26th 2015 - SV80 - Talk and criticism are cheap, Redhorse51. So what is your solution? Just ... [Read More]
- 6:58:59, May 26th 2015 - REDHORSE51 - Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, May 26. 56 shot and 12 killed over the long M ... [Read More]
- 8:53:13, May 24th 2015 - Greg Rendahl - Jason, while you certainly make some good points in your opinion piece ... [Read More]
- 4:56:30, May 22nd 2015 - Shame on you - "A gun is an instrument of death. It is designed for one purpose, to k ... [Read More]
- 1:35:20, May 22nd 2015 - Michael - As a Navy veteran I salute Ron Scheevel for his service and sacrifice in Vi ... [Read More]
- 12:48:16, May 22nd 2015 - Kim Wentworth - a couple of points in response. the NRA has had a long history in gu ... [Read More]
- 11:57:35, May 22nd 2015 - RogerClegg - Re felon voting: Glad this bill failed. If you arenâ€™t willing to fo ... [Read More]
- 12:15:00, May 20th 2015 - Shorty - Makes me feel pretty old when I read about people I knew. I would like to ... [Read More]
Fri, Aug 26th, 2005
Posted in Commentary
Posted in Commentary
You’ve probably heard of the row caused by tele-evangelist Pat Robertson’s recent remarks on the 700 Club that the US should whack - to use the vernacular of Tony Soprano - as in, knock off, pop, erase, kill - Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez.
“You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop,” Robertson said on his television program. This from one of the prominent religious leaders that helped elect President Bush in 2004. The so-called Moral Values demographic, that group of people who don’t mind acting un-Christian as long as they pray about it in advance. This isn’t Robertson’s first time to create controversy. His regular pitch in selling Jesus is to send a message of fear and hate. Here are a few more of Robertson’s religious moments: •“Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals - the two things that go together.” •(Planned Parenthood) “It is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism - everything that the bible condemns.” •“I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that’s the way it is, period.” •“The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” •“I think ‘one man, one vote,’ just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights.” Okay, enough you say, after all, ol’ Patto did apologize a few days later. But if you look hard at Robertson’s message, it is not about Christian love. The poet Carl Sandburg said it best in his book “Chicago Poems” in a poem entitled “To A Contemporary Bunkshooter” calling evangelists “bug-house peddlers of second-hand gospel shoving out a phoney imitation of the goods this Jesus wanted as free as air and sunlight.” You come along tearing your shirt yelling about Jesus. Where do you get this stuff? What do you know about Jesus?... When you make your living selling Jesus on TV anything goes, even whacking world leaders.