More Proclaiming Of The Gospel by Robertson
I am not knowledgeable enough on Venezuela to offer an opinion on what needs to be done there, though I do not beleive that we need to assassinate its "President." But as I contemplate the overzealous Left's attack on all religious people, we have Pat Robertson to remind us why being a Christian leader requires a little more tact than the average, oh, say the average race warload.
Pat Robertson is not Al Sharpton. He will not be given the same latitude to be stupid, and Robertson clearly is not stupid. Yet, one must wonder sometimes.
Speaking of Venezeula's President Hugo Chavez, currently an enemy of the United States:
"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said Monday on the Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club."I know Robertson had political aspirations at one time. His commenting on such subjects in that context is both reasonable and necessary. Robertson is not, however, running for office any longer, and doesn't seem to be planning to in the near future.
The 700 Club is Robertson's primary show for religious broadcasting. Sure, the show touches on the political and social arenas and how Christians should deal with such worldly matters.
That is far cry though from calling for assassination of a foreign leader. Even if his statement of policy makes sense, which I don't think it does, he doesn't need to be the one to say it. For goodness sakes, bring on a guest to talk about the subject and advocate assassination if you like, but you're the preacher, Pat.
This type of message does not endure Christians to non-believers. It only fuels the fire of the anti-Christian and theocrat chicken-littles of our country. Not to mention, it doesn't help the U.S. achieve its policy, even if it is assassination.
As Laura Ingraham would say - shut up and preach.