Bil Browning

He's Usually Such a Softspoken Man

Filed By Bil Browning | November 11, 2005 12:17 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media

Now I'm sure it'll cause you to blush and tremble, but - if you can imagine it - Pat Robertson has had another "Sigh and shake your head" moment... This time he's calling down natural disasters on Dover, Pennsylvania after the town voted out it's incumbent school board for forcing a federal lawsuit over intelligent design. Just makes you wonder if maybe Dover will get hit by Hurricane Snopes. Hey, it may not be near the ocean -- but God works in mysterious ways.

Robertson, a former Republican presidential candidate and founder of the influential conservative Christian Broadcasting Network and Christian Coalition, has a long record of similar apocalyptic warnings and provocative statements.

Last summer, he hit the headlines by calling for the assassination of leftist Venezuelan Present Hugo Chavez, one of President George W. Bush's most vocal international critics.

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city," Robertson said on his daily television show broadcast from Virginia, "The 700 Club."

"And 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," he said.

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Rejected God? I thought "Intelligent Design" differed from "Creationism" in that God wasn't involved and that is why it is A-OK to teach ID in public schools???

Pay no attention to the agenda behind the curtain!!!

God can be so fickle sometimes. Keep him out of the classroom, he turns his back on you.

If the rejection of organized religion overlapping with education is cause for heaven-sent natural disasters, there's going to be a few hurricanes in my living room this afternoon.

He also called for a 'vacancy' on the Supreme Court and just like that ... Rehnquist died!