In the discussion thread: Bill Maher talks about how Islam is not really the religion of peace [View all]
Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)
Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:32 AM
KansDem (24,359 posts)
23. Here you go--
We have the "American Taliban" and Pat Robertson--
Gerard Thomas Straub
Writer and TV Executive, former The 700 Club producer
Here is another example of the way Robertson would mix church and state, rather than keep them separate. Let's say that a Christian thinks God is directing him or her to blow up an abortion clinic or kill a doctor who performs abortions, and this Christian does in fact commit such a crime. In a September of 1984 edition of The 700 Club, Robertson suggested that special church tribunals could be called upon to discern if a believer had in fact received an authentic word from God which compelled him to break a civil law. According to Robertson, if this church tribunal did determine the believer had in fact received an authentic message from God -- how they could reach this conclusion without issuing God a suboena wasn't made clear -- then, Robertson said, the church tribunal would have the civil authority to provide the believer with immunity from prosecution."
-- Gerard Thomas Straub, speech before the San Fernando Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, September 11, 1995, quoted from Harry Schwartzbart, "Pat Robertson Proposes Immunity From Prosecution For Criminals Who Commit Crimes On Instructions From God"
Overthrow of United States Constitution Encouraged
Ladies and gentlemen, I want to say this very clearly. If the people of the United States -- all across America, in their churches and in their civic groups and in their legislatures -- decide that they're not going to allow the Supreme Court to dominate their lives in the fashion that it has been in this nation, the Supreme Court does not have the power to change that. They are not going to be able to overturn the will of a hundred million American people. And I think the time has come that we throw off the shackles of this dictatorship that's been imposed upon us.
We had a war in 1776 that set us free from the shackles of the arbitrary rule of the British crown, and I think what's going on in Corbin, Kentucky, boy, those people like to live free. And I think the time has come that we do that...
-- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, quoted in Conrad Goeringer, "A Not-So-Modest Proposal -- Post the Commandments, Spare Not the Rod"; Robertson forgets that the Supreme Court was part of the result of the War that he says he wishes to emulate
Many more quotes from the "religion of peace"
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