01/05/2006: Pat Robertson is an idiot, news at 11
I sometimes wonder whether Pat Robertson's plan is to say such incredibly stupid things that he makes other Christian theocrats look sane by comparison.
On the January 5 edition of Christian Broadcasting Network's (CBN) The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's recent stroke was the result of Sharon's policy, which he claimed is "dividing God's land." Robertson admonished: "I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU [European Union], the United Nations, or United States of America." Although Robertson professed that "Sharon was personally a very likeable person," he nonetheless declared that "God has enmity against those who, quote, 'divide my land.' " Robertson called the 1995 assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin "the same thing." A previous CBN news article, titled "Dividing the Land, Dishonoring God's Covenant," examined Sharon's decision to return control of the Gaza strip to the Palestinian Authority.
(þ Edward _ at Obsidian Wings. BTW, if anyone can explain to me the meaning of "Obsidian Wings", please do so in comments.)
Brock on 01.05.06 @ 06:14 PM CST