Pat Robertson: July 2003 Archives

July 24, 2003

Pat Robertson for Dummies

Matt Steams has written an interesting editorial on Pat Robertson, his political activities and how the perception of the televangelist has changed.

But Robertson isn't the significant political figure he once was, according to experts who study religion and politics. That's more because times have changed than because his statements are often perceived as outlandish, they say; his comments always have been way beyond the mainstream.

These sorts of comments are nothing new for Robertson, said John Green, a political scientist at the University of Akron who studies the evangelical movement.

In the past, for example, Robertson suggested that America's sinfulness led to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He has argued that feminism encourages women to kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Republicans trying to find balance with outspoken televangelistKnight-Ridder Washington Bureau, 23rd July 2003.

July 16, 2003

Yum, yum...

Sign up at Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network web site and receive a recipe for Pat's Age-Defying Protein Pancake:

Pat's Age-Defying Protein Pancakes can:
  • Combat the build-up of plaque in your blood vessels and arteries
  • Provide complex carbohydrates to keep your system running at its best
  • Provide an excellent source of energy and essential fatty acids, important for good heart health
  • Help protect against breast, uterine and prostate cancer
And Pat shares his cooking tips along the way to help make your pancakes light and fluffy.

Presumably praying for something positive is anaethema to Pat Robertson. And he apparently did not get the recipe during one of his conversations with God, either:

Disclaimer: Consult with your physician before starting this or any new health regimen or supplement program, especially if you have allergies to any of the listed or related products, or are under the care of a physician or other medical professional, or have any other health problems. No specific health benefit is implied or promised from this recipe.

(via Holy Weblog)

July 9, 2003

Pat Robertson not a happy bunny

United States: The Supreme Court has recently struck down the sodomy laws in Texas and Pat Robertson is hoping that God will show His anger by killing off some of the older and physically weaker judges. A People for the American Way newsletter reports that, after complaining about the tyranny of a nonelected oligarchy, he asks God to encourage the retirement of some judges so that non-elected fundies can be put in their places.

Pat Robertson has a long list of people he holds responsible for leading the nation to destruction, said People For the American Way Foundation President Ralph G. Neas. In the past, his list has included everyone from feminists to Harry Potter. Now the Supreme Court has landed at the top of Robertson's list for a ruling that most fair-minded Americans believe reflects the principles of common sense, fairness, and basic respect for privacy.

Robertson disagrees, and he wants God to weigh in. One justice is 83 years old, another has cancer, and another has a heart condition, reads Robertson's note. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire? With their retirement and the appointment of conservative judges, a massive change in federal jurisprudence can take place.

As Gregster of puts it: Pat Robertson really does do a good job of making himself look like a fucking idiot himself, so there's not much to say here. Robertson's Rage - There He Goes AgainPeople for the American Way press release, 8th July 2003; Pat Robertson: God Hates Supreme Court; Will Bring Wrath on, 9th July 2003.

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