Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pat Robertson is not my pope

Pat Robertson has endorsed Rudy Giuliani (his name is so hard to remember how to spell). Fortunately, I don't have to listen to Pat Robertson. He says stupid stuff all the time.

In related news, Roland Martin has a cynical, but appropriate commentary. He says:
"For years I have maintained that the focus of evangelicals was never really principles of the faith but the Republican Party."
This is sad, but all too true. The evangelicals responsible (Pat, I'm looking at you), need to repent of this and change their minds to be more consistent with the Bible.


braverdave said...

Ned, would any religious leader's endorsement of a political candidate be the only factor upon which your vote would be decided?

Discussion of politics is something almost never heard in my church (unless the church basement was being used for an election polling station) and never from the pulpit (aside from occasional mention in prayers for the leaders of the country in general regardless of political party).

Pat Robertson says lots of stupid things ...

"Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up"

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he [Hugo Chavez - Preident of Venezuela] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.

nedbrek said...

Todd Friel (Way of the Master Radio) has asked some probing questions about Mitt Romney (will a Mormon impair the spread of the Gospel?).

I had to think about that.

But, no. No particular endorsement would cause me to accept a candidate without consideration.

My pastor doesn't name names, but every week he teaches Biblical principles. So, political issues commonly come up. He's always careful to point out where the Bible is clearly on one side or another, and where we have freedom.

Castaway said...

I think the main problem with Robertson is that he brings shame upon the name of Christ with his "prophecies" and political rhetoric. He once ran for President and I think it's very hard for someone like that to let go of the thought of power. So, he keeps perpetuating himself into the public sphere and whenever that starts to wane, he just pulls out a comment about Chavez or California falling into the ocean, etc. One thing is for sure, his "prophecy" about the 2006 hurricane season being worse than 2005 would have gotten him stoned in ancient Israel.

We all need grace and I pray that Pat would realize this and repent of some of the things he has said. Thankfully, if he is truly a follower of the Lord, then only his works will be burned but he himself will be saved.