Nothing like a good PARODY to bring a smile to your face. (Hattip – Powerline)
For the lack of a more gender neutral noun, our founding "fathers" never intended for one man (Pat Robertson) to wield so much power over the mouth-breathing, biblethumping lemmings of Jesusland. That's why they constructed a wall between church and state - the only thing in the Living Breathing Constitution that isn't ethereal or anachronistic. It's for our protection, people! One word from this Osama Bin Laden of the Religious Right and Christian sleeper cells could be activated all across the nation, acting all Holier-Than-Thou and making gay couples feel like second class citizens. Before you know it, Robert Schuller would be sawing off the heads of fornicators on The Hour of Power.
Venezuelan Vice President Charles Rangel (D) had it right. Calls for the assassination of world leaders should be done only by the seasoned professionals on Air America, where they can be directed at members of the Bush administration in a humorous, light-hearted fashion. What Robertson did goes beyond the pale. In a free, democratic society like Venezuela, he'd never get away with it.
Of note: Apparently Dr. Robertson has apologized for his remark suggesting that Chavez could be assassinated and that the world might be the better for it. Even a casual reading of New Testament Scripture should suggest that assassination of one’s enemy’s isn’t really the Church’s number one option. Oh, we’ve acted like it is; but it isn’t. I guess Pat Robertson’s sleeper cells can go back to sleep. JB