Pat Robertson: God is Hate–but loves Michele Bachmann

Pat Robertson's House in Virginia

Pat Robertson speaks directly with, and to, God.   The two are equals.  God creates wealth.  Robertson, like Jesus, saves.

Evangelist Bradlee Dean (did he read Lev. 19:28?)

Robertson demands that his personal friend tell him what “He” will tell no one else: what is going to happen in the future.  Robertson’s god is close and uses the televangelist to reveal the deity’s designs for doom and Armageddon.  Pat’s pal is closer to him than “He” is with “His” self-proclaimed Minnesota prophet: Bradlee Dean (who, obviously, never read Leviticus 19:28:  וְשֶׂרֶט לָנֶפֶשׁ* לֹא תִתְּנוּ בִּבְשַׂרְכֶם וּכְתֹבֶת קַעֲקַע לֹא תִתְּנוּ בָּכֶם אֲנִי יְהוָה׃) who is as poorly trained and ill-educated as Pastor Rodolfo Gonzalez Ruiz who uses his pulpit to enhance his own temporal wealth by enigmatically discombobulating evangelical extremists in Latin and South America who only knows his own language and none of those that formed what would become the Bible (he was denounced for corruption by his own son:

Pentecostal Pastor Rodolfo Gonzales Ruiz of Perú

Una historia de malversación de dinero se repite, hace tres meses fue  denunciado el líder de la secta “Pare de Sufrir”, a quien se le acusó de beneficiarse  económicamente de los ingresos de su iglesia. Esta vez le tocó al pastor Rodolfo González Cruz, líder de la Iglesia  Cristiana Pentecostal Movimiento Misionero Mundial INC, en Perú.

Fernando Moreno, ex vicepresidente del movimiento por varios años y a la vez yerno, es quien lo acusa a González, de poseer muchos bienes de la organización a su nombre y tal vez por haber sido expulsado Moreno decidió denunciar a su suegro.

Según Moreno, González, inscribió astutamente en 1992 más de 176 propiedades que el movimiento acumuló en el Perú bajo una nueva razón social que se llama “Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostal Movimiento Misionero Mundial del Perú”, en la que figura González, como presidente y dueño absoluto (en lugar de la institución real: Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostés Movimiento Misionero Mundial INC), registrada en Washington D.C. cuyas oficinas principales radican en Puerto Rico.

La fundación Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostés Movimiento Misionero Mundial INC, tiene 2.300 iglesias en el Perú y alrededor 80 mil fieles. González, es propietario del canal 45 que se emite en señal abierta, a unos 50 canales en provincia, de 40 emisoras en todo el país. Posee 13 colegios.

(read: http://mujercristianaylatina.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/presidente-de-la-iglesia-cristiana-pentecostal-movimiento-misionero-mundial-de-peru-acusado-de-malversacion-de-dinero/ from El Comercio at http://www.noticiacristiana.com/sociedad/policialjudicial/2010/04/presidente-de-la-iglesia-cristiana-pentecostal-movimiento-misionero-mundial-de-peru-acusado-de-malversacion-de-dinero.html).  For example: Tuesday, January 2, 2008, god told Robertson that a terrorist attack on this country would cause “mass killing” later in the year. “I’m not necessarily saying it’s going to be nuclear,” Robertson revealed to his eager listeners, as “The Lord didn’t say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that.”  Pat paused.  Then he intoned: “The Lord” never gives full details.

Pat’s god speaks to Robertson much like a drunken sailor: in parables, asides, and latent images that hint at things that might happen. Pat’s god also told the wealthy preacher (net worth is speculated to be over $1 billion) that major cities and possibly millions of people would be affected by the attack, which should have taken place sometime before the end of Obama’s first year in office (read: http://www.godweb.org/robertson.htm).

Dede and Pat Robertson

To Robertson, god is a pathetic, evil-minded pornographic-loving violator of women and children and the elderly in a constant hunger to see slaughter, war, pestilence, famine and a few jolly tortures—much like the god of the Old Testament.  God, in the strictest of confidence, but with the most poignant admonition to Robertson ordered the preacher to “go forth into the world and spread the news” of the celestial Tyrant who delights in tragedy.  While many consider such a profession of faith to show one’s election to sit among the chosen ones among the choirs of angels, to a psychologist (such as his wife, Dede) this is a sign of dementia (consider the video and comments at http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/06/pat_robertson_fred_phelps_now.php; cp. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1987). Robertson! The Pulpit and the Power: Plotting, planning, pretending—Pat’s putsche for the presidency. Austin, TX: AAP, chapter 1 and footnotes).  

Harold Camping and his Bible predicting the End of Days

Pat cannot be stopped.  He will not be silenced.  His predictions are yearly and sometimes daily.  In many ways he imitates the Gates of Heaven’s founder, as well as the radio star Harold Camping who predicted that the world would end on May 21, 2011.

Robertson predicted that Russia would invade Israel in 1982.  It did not happen.  The multimillionaire minister projected a worldwide economic collapse in 1985.  It did not happen.  And the televangelist tantalized his cult followers by predicting that US Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) would be elected president in 1996.  (http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/4690/97/ [from the Associated Baptist Press; Robertson is a Baptist]).   Bill Clinton was elected President of the USA.

Pride flag flying over Orlando, FL

In 1998, Robertson warned Orlando, Florida, it was to feel the wrath of God.  God would never forgive the city–nor Disney World–for offending the terrible deity.  All were to be punished by god who would strike the city with hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.  Robertson’s warning, his angry announcement of the vengeance that his god would wrack upon the popular tourist attraction and on the homes of its citizens came after Orlando, Florida, city officials voted in 1998 to fly rainbow flags from city lampposts during the annual Gay Days event at Disney World.  Speaking for his god, Robertson issued the city this deprecation denouncing their tolerance of the LGBT community: “I don’t think I’d be waving those flags in God’s face if I were you. … [A] condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It’ll bring about terrorist bombs, it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor” (full text is at: http://www.infidels.org/secular_web/feature/1998/robertson.html).

On September 11, 2001, Robertson justified the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the USA.  He pontifically predicated:

World Trade Center on the front page of New York Times

“We have allowed rampant pornography on the Internet, and rampant secularism and the occult, etc. to be broadcast on television. We have permitted somewhere in the neighborhood of 35-40 million unborn babies to be slaughtered by our society.

“We have a court that has essentially stuck its finger in God’s eye and said, “We are going to legislate You out of the schools and take Your commandments from the courthouses in various states. We are not going to let little children read the commandments of God. We are not going to allow the Bible or prayer in our schools.”

“We have insulted God at the highest level of our government. Then, we say, “Why does this happen?” It is happening because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us. Once that protection is gone, we are vulnerable because we are a free society” (Full account is at http://www.patrobertson.com/PressReleases/TerroristAttack.asp).

US Supreme Court Justices (2003)

In July 2003, Robertson came close to calling for the assassination of US Supreme Court Justices, but backed off, urging the 700 Club audience to pray for God to remove three justices from the Supreme Court so they could be replaced by conservatives. “We ask for miracles in regard to the Supreme Court,” Robertson said as he launched a 21-day “prayer offensive” directed at the Supreme Court. Robertson is quoted in a letter on the CBN website that the court “has opened the door to homosexual marriage, bigamy, legalized prostitution and even incest;” None of which had occurred or even is before the current conservative justices. The same letter targeted three justices in particular: “One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?” (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/07/15/politics/main563247.shtml; and http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread161362/pg1, and for a totally different rejoinder from archconservative anti-gay Ralph Reed (who many claim is gay and have seen him attend homosexual functions and bars which brought out the far-right in denunciation at http://www.theamericanview.com/index.php?id=640&print=1), see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsNb-gWlTgE)  

In 2004, Robertson predicted that George W. Bush would win a second term “by a blow out”  (Read: http://www.humanismbyjoe.com/Pat_Robertson_Prophecies.htm) Bush won with 51% of the vote, many votes, especially in Ohio, still are contested.

Hugo Chavez meets with Jewish leader Rabbi Isaac Cohen

In August 2005, Pat Robertson demanded that the USA assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez: “We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.” He noted, “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war … and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop” (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200508220006).

Plaintiff Tammy Kitzmiller, seen with fellow plaintiff Steve Stough, is the Kitzmiller in the Dover ID case caption, ‘Kitzmiller v. Dover.’ successfully suing that Intelligent Design is a religion and not science.

Dover (PA) Area High School rejected ID (creationism)

In November 2005, Robertson turned bitterly against the citizens of Dover, PA, barking that since the of the people of Dover had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting “Intelligent Design”, “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… And don’t wonder why He hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because he might not be there” as Robertson’s god is not only intolerant but will maintain hatred for those who defy him or his prophets (http://www.sullivan-county.com/news/pat_quotes/dover1.htm and read: http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2005/11/14/dover-school-board-tossed-pat-robertson-warns-of-gods-wrath.htm).

In May, 2006, Robertson said God told him that storms and possibly a tsunami were to crash into America’s coastline. Even though the U.S. was not hit with a tsunami, Robertson on Tuesday cited last spring’s heavy rains and flooding in New England as partly fulfilling the prediction.

Ariel Sharon and George W. Bush

On the January 5, 2006, edition of Christian Broadcasting Network’s (CBN) The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s recent stroke was the result of Sharon’s policy, which he claimed was “dividing God’s land.”  Robertson, like many biblical fundamentalists, refuse to read or reject that the land the Apiru (or Hapiru: Hebrews from India although some claim they came out of Egypt, while others argue that they evolved out of ancient Canaanites {http://www.mideastweb.org/Middle-East-Encyclopedia/co/palestine.htm}) claimed as their homeland (Cana: כנען) was stolen from the Canaanites (which

KAnaan in 13th century BCE Egyptian hieroglyphs

had been conquered by Seti I of Egypt in 1290 BCE; cf. Redford, Donald B. (1993) Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press;  cp. Schweid, Eliezer (1985) The Land of Israel: National Home Or Land of Destiny, translated by Deborah Greniman; Fairleigh Dickinson University Press) whom the ancient Jews murdered in cold blood (Numbers 34:2, with Job 40:30, and Proverbs 31:24 used to describe a group of merchants; the slaughter is detailed in Nevi’im Rishonim [נביאים ראשונים] The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, 1st & 2nd Samuel, 1st & 2nd Kings that includes the myth of Moses making the Hebrews into a nation; cp. Silberman, Lou H. (1971-1991) The Making of the Old Testament Canon. in The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary on the Bible.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1971-1991, p. 1209).  Robertson admonished: “I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU [European Union], the United Nations, or United States of America.” Although Robertson professed that “Sharon was personally a very likeable person,” he nonetheless declared that “God has enmity against those who, quote, ‘divide my land’ ” (http://mediamatters.org/research/200601050004).  

In January 2009, the televangelist predicted that there would be a terrorist attack on the US causing death and destruction equivalent to that of a nuclear war sometime before the end of the year—the same as he did in 2007 (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,240841,00.html and http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/01/02/robertson.predictions.ap/index.html) and 2008—which would bring about a major recession (http://hamptonroads.com/2008/01/pat-robertson-predicts-violence%2C-recession-2008)

Earthquake in Haiti 2010

In January 2010, Robertson argued nationwide that the devastating earthquake in Haiti results from a “pact with the devil” made by the people of Haiti in the early 19th Century just prior to their revolt against the French.  (See the video at http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/category/pat-robertson/)  In this, Robertson was following the advice and publications of Martin Luther, the spiritual father of Adolf Hitler, who wrote and declared from the pulpit that no subject ever had the right to revolt against his or her lord or ruler (see: Martin Luther, Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der andern Bauern : On Rebellion Against Rulers, chapter 19; a translation into English is at http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/ralph/workbook/ralprs19b.htm). What is unique about Luther and Robertson, is the only person who incited the Christian Peasants to violence in 1524 was Luther himself who did so in a 1522 pamphlet entitled Against the Spiritual Estate of the Pope and the Bishops Falsely So-Called (4 July 1522), writing:

It would be better to kill all bishops and to annihilate all religious foundations and monasteries than to let a single soul perish, not to mention losing all souls for the sake of these useless dummies and idols. What good are they, except to live in lust from the sweat and labor of others and to impede the word of God? They are afraid of physical rebellion and do not care about spiritual destruction. Are they not intelligent, honest people! If they accepted God’s word and sought the life of the soul, God would be with them, since he is a God of peace. Then there would be no fear of rebellion. But if they refuse to hear what could be better for them than to encounter a strong rebellion which exterminates them from the world God’s word and rather rage and rave with banning, burning, killing, and all evil, ? One could only laugh if it did happen, as the divine wisdom says, Proverbs 1[:25-27], “You have hated my punishment and misused my teaching; therefore I will laugh at your calamity and I will mock you when disaster strikes you.”

Not God’s word but stubborn disobedience [to God’s word] creates rebellion. Whoever rebels against it shall get his due reward. Whoever accepts God’s word does not start unrest, although he is no longer afraid of the masks and does not worship the dummies…

(Luther, Martin (1522). Werks vol. 39).  Like Luther, Robertson used scripture to justify what he wanted people to believe, even when he used it out of context–but then Hitler was known to do the same thing as would contemporary politicians around the world.

Religious Tolerance in USA (2011)

On January 4, 2010, on “The 700 Club,” Robertson predicted on air during his 700 Club broadcast that there would be troubled times for the USA in 2010, saying that the USA was “under the wrath” of his god, yet Muslims would ease the wrath as Robertson also said Islam “is losing its grip” [sic] on adherents around the world, leaving nominal Muslims open to accepting Christ. “The violence and bloodshed has turned many against this religion of hate,” Robertson said. “And the Lord said: ‘Expand your outreach to Muslims. They are ready to listen'” (http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/3739/53/).

In 2011, Robertson went full tilt (watch: http://phillyflash.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/pat-robertsons-2011-prophecies/).  The USA was doomed but not his Regents University (originally known as CBN [Christian Broadcast Network] University that was established with funding from beer moguls Joseph Coors, Sr. and The Coors Foundation and has long been a center for hate indoctrination, best seen in the speeches of Michele and Marcus Bachmann of Minnesota) nor his daily soap opera The 700 Club, for whom it will be a prosperous time”, claiming that his god told him personally: “Your country is in grave peril. The leaders have harkened to the demands of interest groups, and have led your nation into bankruptcy. In two years will come a time of reckoning” (http://scotteriology.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/pat-robertsons-2011-prophecy/; cf. http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word/9482).   Then Robertson’s god concluded with a special note: that he shared Robertson’s politics.  According to Robertson, his god told him:

“I will protect My people, [2 Corinthians 6:16]” but He says, “Warn them now about what is coming—tell them to get out of debt and restrict purchases NOW.” Because you know, if you own your house and you have whatever you have and there’s no debt against it, you get to keep it regardless of what happens. But if you have debt against it, you lose.

Well the Lord said, “My glory will shine throughout the earth. Everywhere men will be seeking solutions to their problems. Many will turn to Me, many will curse and revile Me. There’s going to be a division coming up,”—it already is, but it’ll be worse. “It will not be a time of happiness. Bitter recriminations, revolutions, increasing turmoil. In the midst of that, CBN will prosper, Regent will prosper, the ACLJ will be needed as never before.”

(Read: http://charismamag.com/index.php/news/29926-pat-robertson-offers-dire-prophetic-word-for-2011; the transcript is at http://www.888c.com/yPR201101.htm). 

After the New York State Legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriages, Robertson dourly predicted Judgment Day was at hand:

“I think we need to remember the term sodomy came from a town known as Sodom and Sodom was destroyed by God Almighty and the thing that they practiced was homosexual activity and even they tried to rape angels who came down there, so that’s the kind of people they were,” Robertson said. God “sent an angel down there and He said to Lot and his family, ‘get out now because I’m gonna destroy this whole area.’”

“We’re heading that way as a nation. In history there’s never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn’t one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, ‘what’s going to happen to America?” Well if history is any guide, the same thing’s going to happen to us,’” he predicted.

Robertson also admitted that Jesus “didn’t say anything about the homosexuality.”

(Read: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/06/pat-robertson-warns-god-will-destroy-america-over-same-sex-marriage/).

The tragedy of the televangelist’s outburst is it showed the world Robertson’s lack of education, non-existent knowledge of language or word meaning, and exposed his ignorance.  The word “homosexual” appears no where in either the Jewish nor Christian Bibles, nor in Islam’s Koran (it does not even invented before the end of the nineteenth century).  Not only does the bible reject the contemporary fundamentalist interpretation of the City of Sodom being destroyed because of gay marriage or same-sex sexuality (Ezekiel 16:49), it clearly states that the sin in Sodom was Lot’s incest with his two daughters, making both pregnant (Genesis 19:33 f).  His translation skills do not exist (he barely has a command of the English language) but his interpretation skills are a fantasy.  This necessitates that educators start teaching language not only as a tool of communication, but one that can lead to legitimate, unbiased and correct word meaning and cogent interpretation.  Bad translations and interpretations from one language to another has long been the culprit leading to wars, pogrom, and holocausts.  Robertson is just making it worse by decrying that which he has little (or no) knowledge (ref, http://eltchat.com/2011/01/17/%e2%80%9ccan-translation-and-translation-tools-facilitate-language-learning-and-how-can-it-be-used-to-best-effect%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-a-summary-of-eltchat-120111/ which helps to explain why education, everywhere, is dying, and what needs to be done; cp. http://www.cob-net.org/compare.htm and what must happen is that teachers tell students to stop using Google (and other similar electronic/computer) translators, which are inefficent and frequently 100% wrong: http://procrastinationembodied.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/bad-translator/).

What is the most interesting facet about Robertson is his unusual love of money: his net worth is estimated to be between $200-million and $1-billion (http://www.nndb.com/people/552/000022486/).  Not only does he invest heavily in the USA (see his home in Virginia), but was from the beginning a

Charles Taylor (1990) after claiming to convert to Judaism.

business partner specializing in the theft of diamonds and gold from Liberia with the full knowledge and support of Liberia’s dictator President Charles Taylor who seized power in a violent coup in 1996, and became president after an election, widely considered tainted, held the following year.  Robertson demanded that George W. Bush leave the dictator alone so as not to spoil his business interests in the war-ravished African nation; however, how sincere a friend or Christian Taylor is/was is unknown, as in 1990, before Charles Taylor became dictator over Liberia, he was a rebel leader (shown in the photograph heading toward the capital of Monrovia) and claimed that he had embraced Judaism (according to his wife Victoria)–a conversion that was not welcomed nor well-received by any Jew in Liberia nor in Israel who acknowledged that they already had enough “bad” Jews, that they did not need more. 

Charles Taylor of Liberia

Conversion for Taylor was similar in extent and sincerity as it was for ancient Emperors or Reformation kings.  As Henri IV (1553-1610), the leader of the French Huguenots (a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries) said: “Paris vaut bien une messe” (Paris is well worth a mass) when he converted to Roman Catholicism to become king (there is debate about the authenticity of the statement; G. de Berthier de Savigny in his Histoire de France (1977 p.167) claims that the Calvinists in revenge attributed the phrase to him).  On Charles Taylor, read more: http://www.forward.com/articles/108004/#ixzz1R5kTAfze and http://www.rense.com/general38/pat.htm) with Robertson referring to Taylor as a Christian, a good Baptist, and a friend (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/pat-robertsons-gold-deal-african-dictator/story?id=9749341).  Charles Taylor stood trial for his war crimes that included rape, murder, using child soldiers, and genocide (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12701803) with his alignment to Pat Robertson and Michele Bachmann made public.  The trial lasted three years, but a retrial required because of a technicality (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hLGZ8fiXA0-Ni7zTLGVHFF8fSNOA?docId=CNG.5eda08e8eb1b42b79c577796fd7c8cba.9d1).

The rest of his sons were ultimately charged for crimes, and like Charles McArthur Emmanuel Taylor (born 1977, and lived in Florida until he was 17 when he returned to Liberia to become the commander of the infamously violent Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU), commonly known in Liberia as the “Demon Forces”), laughed when they saw their country people tortured. The dictator’s wife ultimately divorced Charles while reflecting on Pat Robertson’s praise for her husband as “a good Baptist” and their ties she no longer wanted. Robertson had failed her family. Her dictator husband, like the Virginia televangelist, had numerous mistresses and affairs, and like Pat Robertson, Charles Taylor’s “indiscretions” led to the birth of at least one recognized bastard: Charles McArthur Emmanuel Taylor.  The child was born to a New York college girlfriend he had met at Bentley College in Boston where he was an economics student: Bernice Emmanuel.  Bernice later married and legally changed Charles McArthur’s name to Roy Belfast, Jr, the name of her husband. 

Charles McArthur Emmanuel Taylor

Charles Emmanuel (as he became known) had his first brush with the law in Florida in 1990.  He was charged with auto theft, according to court records. In 1993, court records show, he was arrested on six counts, including aggravated assault, retail theft and grand larceny. The most serious charge came in 1994, when sheriff’s deputies said he and two friends tried to rob a young man on a west Orlando street. When confronted by the victim’s father, Emmanuel pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and pointed it at his head, according to a sheriff’s report.

When the court psychiatrist noted that Charles Emmanuel had serious anger management problems, the troubled youth fled to Liberia.  Chuckie, as he was known, joined his father in Liberia once he assumed the Presidency in 1997. From the moment he stepped off the plane he spent his time in prayer and preying on the poor, raping young girls, and beating elderly people.  He moved to Trinidad when his father was overthrown, and then attempted to return to Miami.  In Miami he was arrested for carrying a fake passport.  A short time later Charles McArthur Emmanuel Taylor was accused of helping his father during the 14-year civil war that left more than 200,000 dead.

Charles Emmanuel has been incarcerated in a Miami prison since 2007, being convicted of beating people to death, burying them alive, rape and ordering his forces to coerce prisoners into engaging in sexual acts while Emmanuel laughed and read the bible that Pat Robertson sent to him (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/09/30/taylor.torture.trial.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview and http://www.sptimes.com/2007/02/06/State/Liberian_torture_case.shtml).

Human rights groups say the American-born and raised son has followed in his father’s footsteps, allegedly employing child soldiers, torturing victims and cutting off the arms and legs of men, women and children.  Chuckie was ultimately sentenced to 97 years in a USA prison for his role in the human slaughter (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/4210623/Ex-Liberian-dictator-Charles-Taylors-son-sentenced-to-97-years-in-US-jail.html).

Lt. Col. Oliver North

Taylor was not the only international criminal or dictator that Robertson regularly did business with in Africa (and later helped the Nicaraguan Contras with the USA traitor Colonel Oliver North to rob their homeland and with illegally funneled money by the Reagan Administration who broke every USA law in regards to overthrowing governments, supplying armaments to terrorists, etc (read: http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/nsdd/nsdd-017.htm),  attempted to overthrow the legally elected government).  He founded Operation Blessing, a charity that allowed its planes and pilots to be used to shuttle gold-mining equipment around Zaire for another Robertson enterprise, African Development Company (ADC).  As with Taylor and Liberia, ADC was a diamond-mining

Mobutu Sese Seko Dictator of Zaire and business partner with Pat Robertson

operation. Robertson had more than a mild interest in ADC as Robertson was ADC’s founder and sole stockholder, and he had a close working relationship with Zaire’s brutal dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko.

While Mobutu was embezzling $6-billion from his nation’s coffers, Robertson established a huge farming operation outside Zaire’s capitol city, and he was granted extensive lumber and mining permissions along the upper Zaire River. Robertson socialized with Mobutu on the dictator’s yacht, and publicly referred to him as America’s ally in the war on communism. The US State Department charged that Mobutu’s regime had committed massive violations of human rights including torture, murder, censorship, and religious persecution.  Later, when Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Congresswoman running for the Tea Party and GOP endorsement to become President of the USA in 2012, was found to be closely associated with Frank Vennes—a convicted money launderer and narcotics dealer, along with his colleagues Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) and Tom Petters (http://peacebringer7.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/news-commentary-mr-frank-vennes-jr-indicted-an-exposed-wolf-in-sheeps-clothing/) who channeled tens of thousands of dollars into Bachmann’s political war chest (http://arthuride.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/michele-bachmann-her-financial-advisors-and-criminal-supporters/)— Robertson advised her to “pray” over the matter as the people would forget if she prayed with them, preying on their goodness of heart and short memories.

Much of what Robertson has shoveled into his bank accounts comes from tithing that he styles as an “irreducible minimum”. Tithing, however, does not mean only the Biblical 10%–but Robertson refined/redacted the biblical account by demanding that followers of his cult engage in anticipatory tithing: defined asthe income that you anticipate receiving, and tithe as if you already had it.” 

Jerry Falwell leader of the Moral Majority in the USA

It was the same Ponzi scheme as worked by Jerry Falwell who told his congregations that they were not saved until they gave until it hurt. Falwell was one of the most nefarious preachers in USA history; from his pulpit Falwell supported South African apartheid, and opposed Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Days after the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, fellow evangelist Jerry Falwell was a guest on Robertson’s 700 Club.  When Falwell said the attacks were triggered by “pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the ACLU and the People for the American Way”, Robertson agreed wholeheartedly.  The gods of Robertson and Falwell rejoice in human suffering and pain.  Both satellite predatory preachers publicly remained silent about 2 Corinthians 9:7: Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart….  εκαστος καθως προαιρειται τη καρδια μη εκ λυπης η εξ αναγκης ιλαρον γαρ δοτην αγαπα ο θεος (Compare with Exodus 25:2: דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיִקְחוּ־לִי תְּרוּמָה מֵאֵת כָּל־אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבֹּו תִּקְחוּ אֶת־תְּרוּמָתִי׃ )

Robertson is firmly against homosexual marriages.  However, he did not marry because he loved the woman (Dede, full name is Adelia Elmer, a registered psychiatric nurse who stated in the first edition of Shout it From the Housetops that her husband was more than fanatical, but mentally unbalanced; ibid., pp. 27-28) who would become his wife—ten weeks before his first son was born.  Robertson married because he had premarital sex—and got her pregnant—and mourned that his “swinging days” were over as he was a rake at a very early age (Robertson, Pat [Marion G.] (1972) with Jamie Buckingham, Shout it From the Housetops (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International), p. 21, cf. p. 13), which upset his very wealthy parents (see: Ide, Arthur Frederick (1987). Robertson! The Pulpit and the Power: Plotting, planning, pretending—Pat’s putsche for the presidency. Austin, TX: AAP, pp. 4 sq.) Pat’s father (US Senator A. Willis

US Senator Absalom Willis Robertson (father of Pat Robertson) who married his cousin

Robertson who married his cousin Gladys Churchill Willis in 1920; the Senator was a confirmed racist and a staunch supporter of Jim Crow laws and for his outspoken criticism of the US Supreme Court’s Brown v Board of Education decision, ending segregated schools. Furious at the Democratic Party’s attention to civil rights, Sen. Robertson was one of the architects of the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” of using racism to win votes in Southern states) took Pat, Dede and their babies off of his filed income tax in 1957, claiming them all as dependents.  He never denied being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, nor of having burned crosses outside of Black churches, as he argued that Black churches did not have the same rights as those for Caucasians since Black people had been condemned and damned by his god when Noe’s (Noah) son, Ham saw him naked and laughed about his father laying drunk on new wine on the ground (Genesis 9:21-27; there is no reference to Ham’s skin turning black, only that he had a “dark curse” [cast out of the presence of his father] and it represents more of the Oedipus story than it indicates racial overtones; see my book Noah and the Ark.  The word “Ham” means “dark”–not black and refers to heat; the curse was put on all Canaanites including Palestinians, Phoenicians, and Carthageans and all others the Jews would conquer–the condemnation being created to justify the holocaust of other people. The Black race is not even mentioned before 1460, but was widely used throughout the Reformation period and the early days of the USA, leading to Jim Crow laws and atrocities not sanctioned anywhere. Slavery of any captive was permitted throughout the days of biblical Israel, and was continued based on bad translations as many people voluntarily became slaves (or sold their children into slavery) to get out of debt, which began as early as the Code of Hammurabi {Leviticus 25:44-46; Exodus 21:7-11, etc}).  Absalom Willis Robertson had no theological training, but his thoughts on the sins of Ham and the separation of the races was common when he was a US Senator.  This “sin” was used by Christians for hundreds of years to justify slavery and the abuse of Black people.  Yet this is still the argument of many politicians such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann and their supporters: the Tea Party and GOP.

3 comments to Pat Robertson: God is Hate–but loves Michele Bachmann

  • Sharon Treinen  says:

    Scary guy–hiding behind the pretense of religion for $’s. Hard to believe people fall for these conservatives that border on irrational.

    • Joan Kelly  says:

      Sharon, The irrationality isn’t borderline – it’s full blown. I live behind Regent University. In 2004 I wrote to Pat telling him I thought it was hypocritical for him to call himself a Christian while urging the killing of Chavez. He wrote back telling me he’d pray for me and urging a tithe of $20.00 a week.

      I responded with: “Do NOT pray for me. Pray for yourself. You need it much more than I do.”

  • Stan  says:

    Why am I not surprised about Pat?

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