i posted this on my ministry blog a couple of days ago but i figured i would post it here also.
CLICK HERE to read the new york times article – robertson is pilloried for assassination call
would some one please tell me how “assassination” fits into CHRIST’s plan for the kingdom?
i just can not get it through my mind how a supposedly CHRIST-honoring show can make bold statements about assassinating a non-hitler type ruler. chavez is no saint and personally i think it would be great if he wasn’t in power. some say he’s driving his country economically into the ground. yet he’s not committing human rights violations on a monsterous scale. whose lives will be saved by killing such a man? the only thing that will be saved by assassinating him is money and oil. in my opinion this is not a very good reason for toppling a government and almost a blasphemous reason when it comes from someone who professes to be a follower of CHRIST.
and now robertson has issued an apology which says:
I said our special forces should ‘take him out.”‘Take him out’ could be a number of things, including kidnapping.
common on! just admit it when you mess up. we all do every now and then. it just seems that robertson has more talent for making public, idiotic statements than the rest of do.
i’m really ready for some sane CHRISTians to get noticed being the public mouth-pieces of the religious right (of which i am not a part). i’m tired of being “lumped in” with these psychos.
pat robertson was an idiot before he said this but this statement and his semi-non-apology just proves it once again.