Why I don’t like the Moral Majority…

Have you heard what Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell said in the aftermath of 9/11? While a guest on Robertson’s show, The 700 Club, two days after 9/11 the two had this conversation:

Falwell – “What we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be miniscule if, in fact, God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.”

Robertson – “Well, Jerry, that’s my feeling. I think we’ve just seen the antechamber to terror, we haven’t begun to see what they can do to the major population.”

Falwell – “The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. And I know I’ll hear from them for this, but throwing God…successfully with the help of the federal court system…throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad…I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America…I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen.”

Robertson – “I totally concur, and the problem is we’ve adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government, and so we’re responsible as a free society for what the top people do, and the top people, of course, is the court system.”

Ironically, these two sound more like Osama Bin Laden than righteous Christians. Bin Laden says that it’s justifiable to kill American citizens anywhere in the world because they’re “responsible for what the top people do.” On top of that, Bin Laden has reviled the U.S. for a litany of reasons, the most important being (these are Bin Laden’s descriptions, btw, not mine) – 1) American troops in Saudi Arabia near the holy sites of Islam, 2) American support of oppression of the Palestinians by the Israelis, and 3) American support of the corrupt Saudi royal family. But Bin Laden has also ridiculed the USA and Europe as ‘Christian’ nations. So regardless of what the ACLU, feminists, and abortionists make Robertson and Falwell think of the Christian condition of this country, it is Robertson and Falwell’s moral majority influence in America that has influenced Bin Laden’s perception far more than the ultra-liberal groups in the USA.

Now add to these earlier words the more recent statements by Robertson with regards to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias:

“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… We have the Monroe Doctrine, we have other doctrines that we have announced. And without question, this is a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil, that could hurt us very badly. 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.”

In effect, he is telling us all of the reasons that we should break our own laws and customs, plus those of the international community. But not only that, he’s telling us we should break the Lord’s own laws. It was Christ’s example in the garden of Gethsemene, after all, where Christ prevented Peter from defending him by force and, in fact, healed the one soldier sent to capture him that had been injured.

After having seen Robertson and Falwell do their thing for some time now, I actually believe that they are more of a danger to our American way of life than are the most of the outside forces that conspire against us.

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