8.07.2005

"Imprecatory prayers by Pat"

“Father, Lord, the government is in your hand, the rulers are in your hand. This great and mighty nation, Lord, stands as a beacon of hope to so many oppressed people. But Lord, if our foundations are crumbling, then this great beacon won’t stand for long. And we pray, Lord, that this one key area of our government might be dramatically changed, that we might see people who respect the Constitution and who respect the fundamental law of the land.

“Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society,” he continued. “Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court, and we ask for additional fine people like John Roberts. Lord, speed this hearing process; may there be no rancor. May the Senate comport itself as it should, and may we see peace, harmony and a rapid confirmation process. Do miracles, Lord. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.” -- Pat Robertson

You can write to Pat Robertson's 700 Club Feedback and tell them what you think of this fine, upstanding Christian man. Be sure and tell them that a proud Gay Liberal sent ya.

5 comments:

The Dangerous Man said...

While I see that this guy means well and that a lot of American people are pissed off with Bush at the moment I can't help thinking that I've forgotten something.
Ahh yes, that’s it... Doesn't it say somewhere in your constitution that there should be 'a separation of church and state'. So to my understanding religion should not play a part in politics in any way shape or form. Yet George Bush and Pat Robertson seem to have neglected to remember this.

As I disagree with any form of organised religion you could say that I'm bias to think this, but the fact remains that the US constitution does state this, even I know that and I'm not an American. It seems I could teach George and Pat a lesson or two.
For example, in the passage you quoted in your post Pat Robertson says "And we pray, Lord, that this one key area of our government might be dramatically changed, that we might see people who respect the Constitution and who respect the fundamental law of the land".

It seems a bit strange that George Bush basis many of his policies on 'basic Christian values' (especially in regard to equal rights, just to name one policy), yet this Pat Robertson guy you speak of also does the same, but says he is more open minded. Doesn't this prove that religion is an 'interpret as you see fit' arrangement.

Phew rant over, No offence Pookie, you know I love you ;-)

PS, I just saw a comment you left on my test blog 'dangermantest.blogspot.com'.

How did you find that? hmm strange!

Tomas said...

lmao...... hep me lord.... hep me.... damn-it Sandra Day... what were you thinking?

Pookie65 said...

Jay: ah Hon, no offense taken at all. I feel the same way as you. Perhaps my seething sarcasm wasn't clear enough in my post. George Bush has used sad little men the likes of Pat Robertson to reinvent himself as a born-again Christian and sell his war to the Religious Right. And the damn fools buy it line, hook, and sinker.

As far as I'm concerned if Pat Robertson were on fire right in front of me I wouldn't waste my piss on him putting out the flames.

Tomas: Sandra Day obviously wasn't thinking when she resigned leaving the US in this mess. Thanks for stopping by.

DLAK said...

Pook, Right on brother.

The Dangerous Man said...

Oh I see, we'll blame the cultural differences in the lack of understanding sarcasm.

Good-day dear! xx