Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Pat Robertson Disinvited by Fundies

Oh my, the Washington Post is reporting that Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach and all-around idiot, was set to speak at the closing ceremony of the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Dallas but at the last minute, had the rug pulled out from under him.

With him shooting his mouth off and calling for someone to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and a couple months later blaming Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke on "divine retribution," the good Christian folks "were worried that his appearance would detract from the event," and graciously dumped him.
"He 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 S. Dockery, president of Union University, a private college affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. "It puts the evangelical movement in a bad light."
Although I agree that comments by Robertson are extreme and over the top, evangelicals have a greater problem than some washed-up televangelist spouting venom and nonsense. Such as obeying the greatest commandment of all: to love God above others, and to love your neighbor as yourself -- not just by words but deeds as well.

Taking care of the least of us is the greatest commandment on earth, and something like tax cuts for the wealthy isn't exactly what the Bible calls for. Thus, it is heartening to witness a person who so much was given ultimately reap what he has sown, in accordance to his Pharisee-like existence:
7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction. (Galatians 6:7)

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