Blog author: abradley
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

On behalf of all thoughtful Christians, I would like to apologize for the suggestion of Pat Robertson to ‘take out’ Hugo Chavez. Robertson’s comments below do not represent any popular opinion or reasoned argument that would be supported by those evangelicals embracing prudence.

Robertson had this to say on Monday’s 700 Club, "If he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. . .We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," Robertson said. "We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one strong-arm dictator. It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

  • Would someone be so kind as to tell Pat Robertson to shut his stupid yap?…

  • Did Pat skip the part in Seminary about the ends never justifying the means?


  • DonS

    And the Rev. Robertson promoted assassination on the VERY DAY that Townhall sent “29 Reasons that Islam is not a Peaceful Religion.”

    I will say this about God…She has a GREAT sense of Irony.

  • Steve W

    First of all, to omit the initial part “IF he(Chavez) thinks we are trying to assassinate him….” All the other comments following must be viewed in light of the opening remarks.

    Furthermore, have any of these so-called ‘evangelical Christians’ read the Bible? Does anyone remember why Saul was removed as King in Israel (he failed to obey God’s command to annihilate the Amalekites and all their animals).

    Paul repeated the prophet Malachi who said “Jacob have I loved but Esau have I hated”. See Romans 9:10-15

  • My sense is that the balance between political activism and personal evangelism among American evangelical leaders is often out-of-whack. A perfect example is the fight over FCC regulation of decency in the media.

    A huge cadre of evangelical leaders s