Fundamentalists On Fire

Obsidian Wings

The award for the most disappointing response has to go to some of the organizations that really ought not choose this moment to be ambiguous about what Robertson said. I'm talking of course about Pat's political and spiritual allies, the organizations that claim to stand for traditional American values. From The New York Times:

Some of Mr. Robertson's allies distanced themselves from his comments. The Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council, released a statement saying Mr. Robertson should "immediately apologize, retract his statement and clarify what the Bible and Christianity teaches about the permissibility of taking human life outside of law."

The Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals said he and "most evangelical leaders" would disassociate themselves from such "unfortunate and particularly irresponsible" comments.

"It complicates circumstances for foreign missionaries and Christian aid workers overseas who are already perceived, wrongly, especially by leftists and other leaders, as collaborators with
But other conservative Christian organizations remained silent, with leaders at the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the Christian Coalition saying they were too busy to comment.

The obvious parallels here are the Islamic clerics who don't condemn assassination fatwas or terrorism in rapid or clear enough terms for many Americans, but let's step back and give them a bit more credit than that. These folks have indicated they had other priorities. (they're busy...busy, busy...busy preachers...oh, oh...well, you know). What could be more important for such influential spiritual leaders than defending our values by condemning Robertson's blood-thirsty call for murder? Let's look and see, shall we?

The Traditional Values Coalition's frequently updated website reserves it's top spot today for an article titled "Of Liberals, Toads, And Growing Up In Middle America" and although it lists close to a dozen pieces on Roberts, there's no mention of Robertson. Top billing on the Family Research Council's website was reserved for "XXX Internet Domain Not Safer for Kids," and what kept the Christian Coalition U.S. intelligence agencies," Mr. Cizik added.

But other conservative Christian organizations remained silent, with leaders at the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the Christian Coalition saying they were too busy to comment.


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The obvious parallels here are the Islamic clerics who don't condemn assassination fatwas or terrorism in rapid or clear enough terms for many Americans, but let's step back and give them a bit more credit than that. These folks have indicated they had other priorities. (they're busy...busy, busy...busy preachers...oh, oh...well, you know). What could be more important for such influential spiritual leaders than defending our values by condemning Robertson's blood-thirsty call for murder? Let's look and see, shall we?

The Traditional Values Coalition's frequently updated website reserves it's top spot today for an article titled "Of Liberals, Toads, And Growing Up In Middle America" and although it lists close to a dozen pieces on Roberts, there's no mention of Robertson. Top billing on the Family Research Council's website was reserved for "XXX Internet Domain Not Safer for Kids," and what kept the Christian Coalition so busy were news stories ranging from "Christian Doc: Parents Must Combat Media Vanity With Biblical Truth" to "California Court Declares One Child Can Have Two Moms."

That last story broke more or less the same time the Robertson story did. Conclusion: Liberals, porn, gay parents, and vanity are more pressing issues than murdering elected officials. Not only more pressing, but so incredibly pressing that despite the fact each of these organizations had made countless statements about each of these issues over the years, they couldn't interrupt that flow of thought long enough to say one way or the other whether Jesus wants us to kill Chavez...whether Jesus would even have an opinion about that.

There is most definitely something foul rotting in the hearts and minds of these people.

Dear Yellow Elephants     Ex Cathedra

Don’t pretend you support the military. You don’t. You just support the war…. [S]ave the lectures on patriotism and who wants us to lose the war. You do. You aren’t serving. — Steve Gilliard so busy were news stories ranging from "Christian Doc: Parents Must Combat Media Vanity With Biblical Truth" to "California Court Declares One Child Can Have Two Moms."

That last story broke more or less the same time the Robertson story did. Conclusion: Liberals, porn, gay parents, and vanity are more pressing issues than murdering elected officials. Not only more pressing, but so incredibly pressing that despite the fact each of these organizations had made countless statements about each of these issues over the years, they couldn't interrupt that flow of thought long enough to say one way or the other whether Jesus wants us to kill Chavez...whether Jesus would even have an opinion about that.

There is most definitely something foul rotting in the hearts and minds of these people.

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