November 11, 2005

Holy Misquote, Batman!

Everyone knows I'm not a defender of Pat "Foot in Mouth Tastes Great" Robertson. But this time, I have to say something about the coverage of what he said -- and didn't say.

Associated Press

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.

But is that what he actually said? In the same article
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city," Mr. Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club .
So it sounds like Robertson was telling the people that if you reject God, don't come running back to Him when things get bad -- not that God was going to lay the smackdown on them. I disagree with Pat -- the examples in the Bible show me that God will answer people when they call on Him regardless of what they thought of Him before. But I really wish that the poor man could get quoted correctly. He says enough stupid things on his own without the Associated Press misquoting him.

Posted by: Warren Kelly at 10:32 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 I couldn't agree with you more regarding PR's advise to turn away from God when disaster strikes. Was He not faithful when I was unfaithful - and was He not the first one to welcome this prodigal back when realizing the sin nature within? Jimmminy Christmas Batman - in a world of so many enemies, do we need any more friends like Pat?

Posted by: Mean Dean at November 11, 2005 01:55 PM (EZrtf)

2 Warren, I have an important question that I can use your help with. I understand that your guy Pat Robertson suggested that the heathens in Dover, PA pray to Darwin after Pat's friend God wipes the Patforsaken place off the face of the earth. But I'm left wondering about the people in Massachusetts. Presumably Pat's going to ask God to wipe out that limp-wristed state for their support of gay marriage. My question is this: When God wipes out Massachusetts who do the people there pray to, Liberace? How about that Gomer Pyle guy, I understand that he was a little light in the loafers. Let me know when you can. Thanks

Posted by: phil at November 14, 2005 12:24 PM (pouEy)

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