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Monday, May 02, 2005

Against People of Faith

JB

Forget the Democrats. Let a couple of pros show you how it is really done:
Televangelist and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson praised former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on Sunday, saying that despite disagreements on social issues, Giuliani would make "a good president."

Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Robertson — who founded the Christian Coalition — also said he would be wary of appointing Muslims to top positions in the U.S. government, including judgeships.

His comments on Islam drew a heated response from Muslim leaders, who criticized them as racist and inaccurate.

Another conservative Christian leader, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, was more cautious in an interview about embracing Giuliani as a presidential candidate, but said he was inclined to agree with Robertson's view of Islam.


Compare U.S. Constitution, Article VI section 3:
The senators and representatives before-mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

In another discussion, Robertson further elaborated his position:

Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorists, the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed yesterday.

"Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings," Robertson said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

"I think we have controlled Al Qaeda," the 700 Club host said, but warned of "erosion at home" and said judges were creating a "tyranny of oligarchy."

Confronted by Stephanopoulos on his claims that an out-of-control liberal judiciary is the worst threat America has faced in 400 years - worse than Nazi Germany, Japan and the Civil War - Robertson didn't back down.

"Yes, I really believe that," he said. "I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together."


I get it now. Robertson isn't against Muslim judges because of their religion, or because he fears they might secretly be terrorists. He's against Muslim judges because he's worried that they might secretly be liberals!


Comments:

The truly sickening thing is that the little pissant was invited to be on a national (if barely watched) T and V show.

Why do the cunts in the MSM continue to invite this kind of shite onto their little forums?

Mark
Chicago
 

I'd like to ask everyone who posts comments to exercise a little self-restraint in their use of foul language. I'm certainly not interested in censoring people's comments, but I'm hoping that our regular visitors and commenters will value the quality of the discussions we've had in the comments sections and act accordingly.
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Jack,

I certainly understand your desire for civility, but this is not a courtroom.

My suspicion is that you have not lived amongst these "people." Having regular contact with the less articulate versions of robertson (Mississippi "citizen's" groups, in my case) causes ones vitriol to rise to the top of the bottle.

One of the benefits of the language of hatred is that it does tell one's enemies that you do indeed hate them.

I think there is a value to that, which is intensified when you are on the right side. And it's very good to know, solidly and intellectually know, that when you oppose fundamentalists (of any stripe), that you are right.

Mark
Chicago
 

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