To: Pat Robertson
From: Mitch Berg
Re: Dumb, Dumb, Dumb
I'm not one of those shrinking violet Christians who think that we should keep our faith safely tucked away on Sunday mornings. I don't, can't, won't believe that ones' faith has no place in public life. I'm far from the Christian left, both theologically and politically.
I'm certainly not one of those who habitually parses the statements of even fundamentalist Southern Christian leaders looking for things to consider objectionable. For every dumb thing Jerry Falwell has said and done, there are several countervailing good things.
That being said, please - take your inner Tom Clancy and gag him:
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a "terrific danger" to the United States.The pisser, Pat, is that you're right to a point; Chavez is a dictator in the making, a Marxist throwback borne into office on a sea of thug shoulders. He's hostile to the US, and and could easily start If he starts suspending elections, we will need to destablize him, and work to get a better, friendlier - and, should be need arise, more democratic - leader into office.
Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former presidential candidate, said on "The 700 Club" it was the United States' duty to stop Chavez from making Venezuela a "launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."
But calling for assassinations in your capacity as as a Christian leader? All you're doing is giving the slavering droogs of the left lots of cheap ammo.
Just stop.Posted by Mitch at August 23, 2005 12:15 PM | TrackBack