Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Who Would Jesus Kill?

Pat Robertson, self-appointed spokesman for God and his son, Jesus, wants Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez bumped off.
"Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a 'terrific danger' to the United States."
Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him. U.S. officials have called the accusations ridiculous.

"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," Robertson said. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."
Only last week, Pat Robertson was putting out a hit on members of the Supreme Court, begging God, to create a vacancy on the court. No word on which member of the court was targeted.

I miss the old days when it was the Muslim extremists who issued fatwas. Now we have the Christian Taliban taking up the practice.