Saturday, January 14, 2006

Oh won't you please shut up?

Pat Robertson must be stopped. Sign the online petition. It's supposed to be for Christians, but for heavens sake, anything to get him to knock it off.

To: Pat Robertson
Dear Rev. Robertson,

We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to ministry over the years, but we are now asking that you please retire or at least stop making unfounded, insane-sounding comments and trying to pass them off as mainstream Christian thought such as:

1. Calling for the assasination of foreign heads of state (Hugo Chavez).
2. Telling people God will abandon or punish/destroy them (Dover, PA residents) because they exercised their right to vote against intelligent design supporting school board members.
3. Saying that morbidly overweight, elderly heads of state (Ariel Sharon) have strokes as the result of punishments from God for seeking peace rather than simple cardiovascular disease.

Seriously Pat, you're embarrassing the rest of us Christians who are trying to demonstrate God's love and mercy to a broken world already suspicious of religion and religious people.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

3 comments:

The Great Saphenous said...

Gladly signed.

M said...

word, G.

suleyman said...

I agree, Pat *really* upsets me. Just like Jesse Jackson is not the spokesman for all African Americans, Pat Robertson is not the spokesman for all Christians. I'm sure Pat is a nice enough guy in person, but he sure has said some things over the years that made me want to smack him (and I could, he lives over in Virginia Beach). But, since I can't legitimately lay claim to being a Christian in practice, I won't sign the petition. Robertson, despite saying some doopid things, has done a heck of a lot more good than I have in this world, especially in humanitarian work. Even so, he needs to shut up and stick with the good works.

-Suley