Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Quotable Pat Robertson

My sister was surprised at Pat Robertson' s assassination recommendations. I wasn't. Here are some other quotes (from Daily Kos) that he's made in the past decade. And don't kid yourself. He's a powerful political force.

"If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that's the answer."
"I mean, you get through this [book], and you say, 'We've got to blow that thing up.'" --Pat Robertson on "nuking" the State Department; October 13, 2003
Now who are the terrorists again?

""In the Old Testament and the New Testament boys and girls didn't make decisions like this, they were betrothed by their parents. We've got a couple here at Regent University whose parents arranged the marriage and they're very, very happy. I honestly think if we went back to that kind of thing you'd have a whole lot less problems--It'll help. I think it would cut down the divorce rate." — The 700 Club, February 14, 2000
Yes, arranged marriages! Nothing would cut down on the divorce rate like not having a say in who you will spend the rest of your life with.

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians." (Pat Robertson direct mail, Summer 1992)
Wow, I wonder if my lesbian friend who is chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans here in Indy knows she is against capitalism. And being a feminist sure is a lot of work. When do they find time to plan Lilith Fair?

""We soon as possible to see a majority of the Republican Party in the hands of pro-family Christians by 1996." (Denver Post, 10/26/92)
Wish granted. Hey, wait. I'm a pro-family Christian! Is this a trick? I don't want the Republican Party!

And from Matthew Shepherd online resouces

"[Homosexuals]want to come into churches and disrupt church services and throw blood all around and try to give people AIDS and spit in the face of ministers." Pat Robertson, 700 Club, 1/18/95 - People for the American Way Web site,
Pastor Mike, you better wear your waterproof vestments on Sunday. And by the way, I'm not cleaning this mess up.


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