Robertson Supports Giuliani

08 November 2007

In the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, televangelist Pat Robertson and the pre-dead Jerry Falwell gathered together on the 700 club to tell the world that God was upset about the fact that our country allows consenting adults to view pornography, and doesn't use its public schools as a vehicle to promote the Christian religion. As a result, God has powered down America's overshield and allowed the terrorist attacks to happen as some sort of divine punishment. According to these two contemptible ghouls, we got "probably what we deserved" for "secularizing" America.

Pat Robertson still makes these claims on his website, blaming the attacks on "rampant pornography" and "rampant secularism." According to Robertson:

We have insulted God at the highest level of our government. Then, we say, "Why does this happen?" It is happening because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us. Once that protection is gone, we are vulnerable because we are a free society.

We lie naked before these terrorists who have infiltrated our country. There are probably tens of thousands of them in America right now.

Now, the crazy Pat Robertson has given Rudy Giuliani his official seal of approval.

Let's take a step back here for a moment. At a recent Republican debate, Ron Paul made the argument that the September 11 attacks occurred in part due to our foreign policies. Rudy Giuliani claimed that he had never heard that argument before (even though it's what Osama Bin Laden said immediately after the attack: "Terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to … the continuous injustice inflicted upon our sons in Palestine, Iraq, Somalia, southern Sudan, and … Kashmir"), and demanded that Ron Paul take the statement back. Rudy Giuliani was simply outraged that someone would make such an argument on live television.

Given this past history, you would think that Giuliani would condemn Robertson's crazy remarks. Instead, Giuliani has chosen to lie about them, and pretend it was just a simple case of misunderstanding. According to Giuliani, "I think the comments he explained a long time ago. I’ve had to explain lots of comments of mine."

A simple misunderstanding, right guys? Nope. He even says the exact same things today. How can you watch that video, and read what he has to say about the subject (without retraction), and then conclude that he means anything other than what he is so obviously saying? Robertson has even made similar statements in different contexts, once claiming that a privately sponsored "Gay Day" event at Disney could result in hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist bombings and "possibly a meteor."

In addition, Robertson is a liar (he claims to be able to leg-press the world-class weigh of 2,000 lbs. - a transparently false claim and an absolutely shameless attempt to sell his common-formula "Age-Defying energy drink"), and a fear monger (he claims that God told him there will be "mass killing" in the year 2007 from terrorist attacks in the United States; according to Robertson, "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."). I wonder if people will press Giuliani on this, or if they'll keep on pushing non-issues involving Hillary Clinton.

UPDATE: Josh Marshall says it better. With video.

UPDATE II: Here are some more crazy-ass Pat Robertson quotes.
  • "If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality."
  • "[Homosexuals] want to come into churches and disrupt church services and throw blood all around and try to give people AIDS and spit in the face of ministers."
    -The 700 Club 1/18/1995
  • "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."
  • "Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."
    -Interview with Molly Ivins
  • "I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear. The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."
    -Recounting how God talked to him about an upcoming disaster
  • "Presbyterians are the spirit of the Antichrist."
    -The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, p. 239
  • "When lawlessness is abroad in the land, the same thing will happen here that happened in Nazi Germany. Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals – the two things seem to go together."

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