Attack of the Voodoo

I seriously need someone to explain to me how closed-minded bigots can continue to make hateful public statements and still be considered Christian leaders.

Pat Robertson is one such evangelical leader who has no business being such.  Like Jerry Falwell, whose death has both rendered him unable to make an ass of himself and rid the American people of his existence, Pat Robertson needs to muzzle himself.  Hurricane Katrina, he blamed on topless women and gay rights parades.  The earthquake in Haiti is, according to him, due to Voodoo and pacts made with Satan.  [Robertson really missed the boat on the whole Voodoo thing…and really could have punched up his Katrina scapegoating with it.]

I like how John Kass stated things in his Tribune column: “I’m clearly no theologian. And the wrath of God against the sinners seems a common thread in the Old Testament.  But has Robertson forgotten about the New Testament, the new covenant, the one that’s all about love and caring, even for the sinners?”

Thank you!

That Christian leaders can, time after time, make these sorts of statements and still retain their power and influence is what makes me ashamed to be associated with Christianity.  The hate and narrow-mindedness demonstrated by the majority of Christians in America are what makes me ashamed to be associated with Christianity.

Also, Sarah Palin.

2 thoughts on “Attack of the Voodoo

  1. I view loud-mouthed bigots like Robertson, Falwell, The Coultergeist and others like them as the vocal minority. Other religions and political groups have them too. Hate-filled people who can't/won't shut their mouths. But they're the minority. Most christians I've known are nice, quiet people who just want to help others and live their lives. They're just much quieter than the Robertson crew.

  2. I don't agree with the way that Pat Robertson made his statements. But in the end, what does that matter? I would bet the farm that he's a hell of a lot closer to God than I am. Read almost any prophetical book from the Bible and you'll find a prophet who claimed harsher things that were equally unpopular.. but straight from the mouth of God. As much as I struggle with it, I serve a God who loathes to judge, yet he will judge if our actions prove that he must to remain perfectly loving and just. And anyone who thinks the God of the new testament is any different from the God of the old testament has no grasp of Jesus.

    "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." -Matthew 5:17-19

    You are one of my best friends in the world, or I wouldn't bother saying that as much as you talk of Christians who are unloving, I don't see any love in these things you are posting. If they will know us by our love for one another, I am ashamed at the rancor you are showing to your brother in Christ, no matter how wrong you think he is.

What do you think?