September 30, 2014

Story in Stupidity: Pat Robertson is completely insane

Pat Robertson is one of my favorite characters in conservative Christianity because it's so hard for me to believe that people still take him seriously.

Pat is such a picture of the absurdity of these beliefs that it's like shooting fish in a barrel with a bazooka. There are just no fish left.

And yet, what he says is often a natural conclusion of these beliefs. Lest we forget, here's one of his oldies but goodies:


Yes, he actually said that.

This week, we are back, and Pat Robertson's weighing in on the case of an atheist airman who was nearly prevented from reenlisting because he felt uncomfortable taking an oath to a god he did not believe in.

What did Pat have to say? Let's take a look, shall we?


From the Jewish Daily Forward:

Pat Robertson called an activist for religious freedoms in the military a “little Jewish radical” in condemning the U.S. Air Force for making “so help me God” an optional part of its oath. 
“You got one little Jewish radical scaring the pants off you,” Robertson said Sept. 18 in commentary on Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded. 
“What is wrong with the Air Force, how can they fly the bombers to defend us if they cave to one little guy?” Robertson said. 
Robertson referred to Mikey Weinstein. Weinstein, a former officer in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General, in 2006 founded the Military Religious Freedom Foundation – misidentified by Robertson in his commentary as “People Against Religion” – to advocate against proselytizing in the military.

Not only was Pat incredibly offensive here, but he also had his facts wrong. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation was not involved in this incident, aside from a letter that Weinstein wrote on behalf of atheists in the Air Force AFTER the incident was already public knowledge, which was managed by the American Humanist Association.

 Weinstein gave the Friendly Atheist a brief statement. You can read it here.

So, nice try, Pat. Your foot fits so nicely in your mouth...it's almost as if it were designed to go there.

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