Pat Robertson Issues Fatwah on Pa. Town

Pat RobertsonEvery time Rev. Pat Robertson is in the news, the jokes practically write themselves. This time Robertson chastised the town of Dover, Pennsylvania for voting out the incumbent board of education after residents had enough of the intelligent design stuff being taught as science:

“I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God. You just rejected him from your city,” Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club.”

[…]”God is tolerant and loving, but we can’t keep sticking our finger in his eye forever,” Robertson said. “If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them.”

Haw haw, good one Pat… that’s almost as clever as that time you poked your finger in God’s eye for that whole “thou shalt not kill” stuff — calling for the assassination of Venezuela president Hugo Chavez.

Update: There’s more to why the residents of Dover (York County) kicked out the incumbents. Apparently there was a whole lotta don’t-question-mah-authoritah going on along with I-don’t-recall-itis according to this op-ed by a resident:

Mr. Buckingham started this whole mess. He refused to tell the public where the book “Of Pandas and People” came from. Knowing all along it was his doing. […] Tapes of meetings were destroyed. Since when do we destroy tapes of public school board meetings?

10 Comments
  1. Dear People,

    When are they going to wake up? Pat Robertson is a cancer on the their faith. The leaders of the christian community
    need to have a talk with him.

  2. Ms. Reiter states something interesting in her letter:
    “Buckingham twice underwent treatment for drug abuse. Shortly after creating this mess, he leaves Dover. Now what message does that send? These people are supposed to be setting examples for our children. Instead, they have made a mockery of our town.

    It is my experience that some of the ugliest “Christians” are former addicts. Addiction is addiction- whether you are jonesing for Jesus or drugs.

  3. Religion and politics, the two words that will always invoke controversy and fighting. If either were to disappear, we may never have another war again.

  4. Jonesing for Jesus is a great line. With Roy “Ten Comandments” Moore running for gubernator of my state, I’ll be sure to steal it often.