I'll See Your Jerry Fallwell and Raise You A Nut Job
Oh how lucky I am that I have home internet service.
Tonight I received multiple phone calls to inform me that the Reverend Pat Robertson had called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on last night's ever relevant 700 Club broadcast.
Evangelicals everywhere scrambled to dissasociate themselves with the original televangelist, including The Big Evangelical.
The Bush Administration "disavowed" Robertson's plan for American dominance.
Here are Robertson's main points...
*If the guy thinks that the US is trying to assassinate him, why shouldn't we just go ahead and do it.
*America might as well get rid of the people who we don't want in power because we all know we're going to later on, and we all know that we don't have another $200 million to spend on a war with Venezuala
*Finally, this son of a gun is messing with our oil. If we kill him now we probably won't miss a beat.
I was watching a report on CNN on this evening that fully brought out the crazy that was on display on the 700 Club last night. They showed clips of Robertson praying that God would open up more positions on the Supreme Court and bring more "conservative values" to the court to bring back the "Rights of God" followed up by a quote that basically said that the reason that Hitler was such a bad guy and did so many horrible things was because he was surrounded by homosexuals. Brown said that in most cases leading conservative evangelicals would surround him with support, but not this time.
It's no wonder that people can't identify with who Jesus Christ truly is. I was reading recently in Generous Orthodoxy and McLaren said that he was afraid that Jesus wasn't so much Lord to us anymore as he was Mascot championing our causes.
Here's to Robertson making the most of Jesus as Mascot.