The Struggle Against Ideological Extremists Rolls On.....Next up: Pat Robertson
Is Pat Robertson an extremist? You decide.
Back in 1986, Pat Robertson stated the following:
"It is interesting, that termites don't build things, and the great builders of our nation almost to a man have been Christians, because Christians have the desire to build something. He is motivated by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into (our) institutions (today) are primarily termites. They are into destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have.... The termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and the time has arrived for a godly fumigation."-- New York Magazine, August 18, 1986No that wasn't Adolph Hitler who said that, it was Pat Robertson. Sounds so Christian doesn't it? I wonder if good ole' Pat ever read the Book of Matthew? "Judge not lest ye be judged...thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." (Matthew 7:1, 7:5)
Funny thing about Pat is, he is completely exclusive in his view of Christianity. To him, only a Pentacostal Christian can be considered a true Christian. The rest of the Christians are following 'false religions'.
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them."-- The 700 Club, January 14, 1991But not only does Pat gerrymander religion for his own self-interest, but he also ignores the United States Constitution:
"There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore." --Pat Robertson, November 1993Oh, so I guess the part about "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." is merely a liberal concoction? Sorry Pat, but the Establishment Clause was actually part of the original U.S. Constitution. Believe it or not, but the mythologized 'liberal media' did not make it up.
How about this fun one:
"Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals--the two things seem to go together."--Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, 1/21/93Perhaps Pat doesn't know it, but the Nazi's also exterminated many accused homosexuals. In fact, in Nazi Germany, gays were denounced as "antisocial parasites" and as "enemies of the state". More than 100,000 men were arrested under a broadly interpreted law against homosexuality. Approximately 50,000 men served prison terms as convicted homosexuals, while an unknown number were institutionalized in mental hospitals. Many men accused of being gay were castrated under court order or coercion. Analyses of fragmentary records suggest that between 5,000 and 15,000 homosexual men were imprisoned in concentration camps, where many died from starvation, disease, exhaustion, beatings, and murder.
Now, I haven't even discussed Pat's nefarious business practices, although one could easily make an argument that the promotion of slave labor is a tad 'extreme'. Ironically, whereas Pat Robertson has no problem profiting from slave labor, he sure has an 'interesting' view on the history of slavery in America:
"The Islamic people, the Arabs, were the ones who captured Africans, put them in slavery, and sent them to America as slaves. Why would the people in America want to embrace the religion of slavers."I wonder if Pat ever took the time to realize that the Christians, inter alia, were the ones who were buying, persecuting, and exploiting the slaves.
I sure am glad we've expanded the
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."-- Matthew 7:15