August 24, 2005

Crazy Pat says "Not assassinate, KIDNAP..."

Pat Robertson, under fire for comments on Monday's edition of The 700 Club, is now saying that by "take him out," he didn't mean to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Robertson says that actually, he meant for Chavez to be kidnapped.

Conservative U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson, who called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said on Wednesday he was misinterpreted and there were a number of ways to "take him out" including kidnapping.

"I said our special forces could take him out. Take him out could be a number of things including kidnapping," Robertson said on his "The 700 Club" television program.

"There are a number of ways of taking out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted," Robertson added.

I said it before, I'll say it again. Pat is off his rocker.

What he's saying is anathematic to Christianity.

UPDATE: Robertson formally apologized in a written statement this afternoon for calling for Chavez's assassination.

"Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement," he said in a written statement.
Apology notwithstanding, I still think Robertson is off his rocker, and he puts a bad mark both on Christianity and on conservative principles.

Posted by mhking at August 24, 2005 03:08 PM | TrackBack

And here I thought he meant 'take him out' on a date.

Posted by: spacemonkey at August 24, 2005 04:32 PM

"...Apology notwithstanding, I still think Robertson is off his rocker, and he puts a bad mark both on Christianity and on conservative principles."

No worries. He cannot damage those damaged goods.

Posted by: Don McArthur at August 24, 2005 05:43 PM

I won't suggest we kidnap Robertson but, some kind of intervention is needed.

Posted by: Mark at August 24, 2005 06:13 PM

I am not defending him. I dont agree with his politics. But you cant say that killing in defense of the nation is unchristian. This is a man friendly with iran and communist cuba. I dont say we shouldkill him because of the consequences. The hebew is thou shalt not MURDER. its absurd to say taht christians shold never engage in defenseive warfare. T

Posted by: shari at August 24, 2005 10:02 PM

Well clarified shari.

As far as how to deal with Chavez, I don't have the answer. However, I think it's obvious that there's real potential for a problem there.

Posted by: JD at August 25, 2005 02:16 AM

First of all, Chavez enjoys the approval of 70% of the Venezuealan population. Venezueala is a sovereign nation. The REAL reason right wingers and conservatives want to get rid of Chavez is because the Venezuealan OIL reserves are the largest in this Hemisphere, they're STATE OWNED, (no American oil companies) and he has this "silly" notion of using this oil to help his people, and those of other nations in Central and South America. And because there are no profit mad corporate vampires controlling that oil, a gallon of gas in Caracas, Venezeuala costs .12 cents.

As far as Jesus is concerned:

>>>"You have heard it said, 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist those who wrong you. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn and offer him the other also…. You have heard it said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for your persecutors." (Matthew 5:38-39, 43-44; compare Luke 6:27-29.)

So which brand of "Christianity" are people who defend political assassinations and pre-emptive wars trying to sell?


Posted by: Cobra at August 27, 2005 10:19 AM

Pat is right. Chavez is an enemy and a wicked man. Put him out. Why do you think we have spys and special ops people? To make nicey nice to Americas sworn enemies? As for Venezuela being a soveriegn nation, let the better nation win...

Posted by: mike at August 31, 2005 12:51 AM
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