Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Pat Robertson is a Natural Disaster

I hate to turn the tragedy down in Mississippi and Louisiana into a political issue, but I feel compelled to drop a quick comment here.

Remember back in 1998, when Hurricane Charlie was well on its way to pounding Orlando and most of Florida? Back then, our good friend Pat Robertson (yes, the same Pat Robertson who thought it would be a good idea to call for the assassination of a foreign leader) claimed that God was sending the hurricane to Florida because Disney World deigned to tolerate the annual Gay Days event. (While we're at it, check out this great article exploring Robertson's position that while God doesn't "reverse" natural disasters like the Asian tsunami, He does use natural disasters to smite evil people, like The Gay.) By the way, it should also be noted that the hurricane never did hit Orlando that time. So much for the Wrath of God.

What, God has no agenda when a huge hurricane, wielding more destrution than this country has seen in probably ever, strikes the Deep-Red South in the United States? If you can't pin it on The Gay, then there's just no explanation for His act? Maybe He's pissed off about Republican anti-gay Bible-thumpers who live down there and were smiting them? Nah. Not Pat Robertson's God.

FUCK YOU, Pat Robertson. I don't even believe in God, but even I know that He shouldn't be used as a political tool. The convenience with which you attribute terrible events to a vengeful God against political groups you have some preternatural obsession with sickens me.

8 comments:

purpletwinkie said...

I second the F.U.

Steve said...

Pat Robertson is a lunatic. Someone has compiled a list of the completely f**ked up things he's pulled outta his ass, and if I can find the link, I'll send it along.

MoDigli said...

Let's all shout out a BIG collective F-U to Pat. The guy is a wacko!!! And, actually, it's quite terrifying that someone THAT out of touch with reality has been able to gain so much power and such a voice. Really. truly scary.

kat said...

"FUCK YOU, Pat Robertson."

my favorite thing i read all day.

duane said...

Didn't he also say that 9/11 was because God hates gays??? what an asshole. I would totally punch him in the face if I ever saw him on the street. FUCK Pat Robertson!

katie said...

Just wanted to join in on the F-U's. I'm not sure about the whole afterlife thing, but if there is a hell, I'm pretty sure there is a special place for him and Fred Phelps.

Matthew said...

I join in on the F-U Chorus, but must unfortunately interject that another crazy (can't think of his name - Andrew Sullivan posted about him yesterday, though) has already proclaimed that Hurrican Katrina was a result of God's anger for the "sinful" ways of New Orleans (Mardi Gras, the 'gay' Mardi Gras - whatever it's called - etc., etc.)

It's like these people are living in the Dark Ages, or something.

MoDigli said...

That ANYONE would use a natural disaster where innocent ppl are suffering and dying to push their own eff'd up political agenda is SICK! ... I agree: a very SPECIAL place in hell is reserved for those effers.