I just want to say that this Pat Robertson garbage has been so played out. All the outrage and energy towards this whole thing makes me just want to scream at the top of my lungs, “WHAT DID YOU EXPECT!!!!” Anything Pat Roberston does or says should be completely ignored and his comments about assassinating another human being should come as no suprise whatsoever. The most bizare thing that has come out of all this isn’t even Robertson’s comment. It’s the fact that there are “leaders” from a more “centrist” “evangelical” perspective going on t.v. and giving Robertson a complete free pass. In some cases, they defend Robertson’s right to voice his opinion on the matter of assassinating the elected leader of a democratic nation.
In moments like this, I thank God for Jim Wallis and his willingness to actually call out other Christian leaders when defending such evil ideas. It’s great that Wallis, who is a fairly well-known Christian leader in America, can be a voice of accountability for the pharisees like Robertson, Dobson, Falwell, who all tend to dominate the area of religous “headlines” in this country. I would encourage anyone who reads this blog to not post on their blogs about how repulsive Pat Roberston is. If your readers don’t know that by now, they’re probably writing a check to 700 Club or they’re on the plane to Venezuala to pull the trigger themselves. Instead, post link to Jim Wallis’ attempt to bring a voice of much needed accountability to this issue. The more we can prop someone like Wallis up in this conversation, the better chance we have of drowning out the heresy of those like Robertson love to propogate.