January 11, 2006

Put This One in the "Payback's a Bitch" Folder

Well, it looks like Pat Robertson's really done it this time:

JERUSALEM -Israel will not do business with Pat Robertson after the evangelical leader suggested Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke was divine punishment for the Gaza withdrawal, a tourism official said Wednesday.

Robertson is leading a group of evangelicals who have pledged to raise $50 million to build a large Christian tourism center in Israel's northern Galilee region, where tradition says Jesus lived and taught.

But Avi Hartuv, a spokesman for Tourism Minister Avraham Hirschson, said Israeli officials were furious with Robertson, a Christian broadcaster. A day after Sharon's Jan. 4 stroke, Robertson said the prime minister was being punished for "dividing God's land," — a reference to last summer's pullout from the Gaza Strip and four West Bank settlements.

"We can't accept this kind of statement," Hartuv said.

He said the Christian Heritage Center project was now in question, though he left the door open to develop it with others.

"We will not do business with him, only with other evangelicals who don't back these comments," Hartuv said. "We will do business with other evangelical leaders, friends of Israel, but not with him."{...}

Pat Robertson: his big, fat mouth delayed the Second Coming of Christ.

You think the Evangelicals who watch the 700 Club will be happy about this development? I think a hooker has a better chance of being caught up by the Rapture than Robertson has of getting out of this with his skin intact.

Posted by Kathy at January 11, 2006 09:52 AM | TrackBack

No, a hooker has a better chance of getting out of this than Robertson has of being caught up by the Rapture.

Posted by: Bob at January 11, 2006 10:31 AM

"Pat Robertson: his big, fat mouth delayed the Second Coming of Christ."


Posted by: Doug at January 11, 2006 11:16 AM

In the minds of people who live in the real world, Pat has lost it. Not surprisingly however, his fans think he's courageous:

Beam me up. :(

Posted by: EveningStar at January 11, 2006 05:02 PM

Say, do you think that Pat Robertson believes in Karma after this?

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at January 11, 2006 06:07 PM
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