Discussion in 'General Lounge' started by Dani, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. Dani

    Dani Well-Known Member

    I found this article on Yahoo it totally disgusted me. After we kick Afghanstan's a$$. I think we should hang these two in Times Square by their thumbs. How anti-American can you get?


    Robertson, Falwell: U.S. Vulnerable

    By CHRIS KAHN, Associated Press Writer

    The Rev. Jerry Falwell and religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said the United States was
    vulnerable to this week's terrorist attacks because the nation has insulted God and lost
    divine protection.

    ``God Almighty is lifting his protection from us,'' Robertson said in a four-page statement
    issued Thursday by his Christian Broadcasting Network.

    ``We have imagined ourselves invulnerable and have been consumed by the pursuit of ...
    health, wealth, material pleasures and sexuality.''

    Falwell, a Baptist minister and chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., said
    Thursday on Robertson's religious TV program ``The 700 Club'' that he blames the attacks
    on pagans, abortionists, feminists, homosexuals, the American Civil Liberties Union (news -
    web sites) and the People for the American Way.

    ``All of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say,
    'You helped this happen,''' Falwell said.

    He added later, ``God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give
    us probably what we deserve.''

    ``Jerry, that's my feeling,'' Robertson responded. ``I think we've just seen the antechamber
    to terror. We haven't even begun to see what they can do to the major population.''

    Elizabeth Birch, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization,
    said Friday the comments of Falwell and Robertson ``were stunning. They were beyond
    contempt. They were irresponsible at best, and a deliberate attempt to manipulate the
    nation's anger at worst.''

    Robertson, who founded the Christian Coalition and unsuccessfully ran for the 1988
    Republican presidential nomination, said in his statement Thursday that Americans have
    insulted God by allowing abortion and ``rampant Internet pornography.'' He also chided the
    U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) for, among other things, limiting prayer in public

    ``We have a court that has essentially stuck its finger in God's eye,'' Robertson wrote. ``We
    have insulted God at the highest level of our government. Then, we say, 'Why does this

    Robertson was among conservative religious figures who backed President Bush (news -
    web sites) in last year's election. A White House official called the remarks ``inappropriate''
    and added, ``the president does not share those views.''

    Falwell said Friday that he didn't mean to blame any one group.

    ``But I'd say this is a wake up call from God,'' Falwell told The Associated Press. ``I feel
    our spiritual defenses are down. If we don't repent, then more events might happen in the

    Bill Leonard, dean of the Wake Forest University Divinity School in Winston-Salem, N.C.,
    compared Falwell's and Robertson's comments with militant Islamic rhetoric that has been
    condemned worldwide.

    ``It trivializes theology. It trivializes the dead,'' Leonard said.
  2. Erica

    Erica Well-Known Member

    How insensitive can you get? I mean who the hell are they to tell me that I need G-D in my life? Religion is something that should be kept private and they are trivializing this disaster by saying those things.

    Homosexuality, abortion, and all that other nonsense, how can they possibly know what people are doing? That is beyond my belief.

    I say, douse them in "holy water" and see if they come to their senses.
  3. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member

    These two basically represent, the extremist views in Organized Religion in America. Albeit, they are not extremists to the point of radical terrorism, but some of the actions have supported have been no less than terrorism in my opinion.

    To send protestors to march outside of women's clinics, holding placards with pictures of aborted fetuses is no less than mental and emotional terrorism in my eyes.
  4. river

    river Well-Known Member

    Where was Anita Bryant? She is amongst the "trio". "We" have been condemned over and over thru the years by this "trio" that supposedly represents the teachings. They are "stuck" in a rut. The very ones they condemn,are the very ones that have the power and pull in America today. That's why you see them "on the 700 club" and not CNN's "Crossfire" and this is why they are political failures.They have been cast out of the "public" eyes for their "anti-american" views. Our votes DO count and this is the reason they are "stuck in a rut". We have "wings of steal", we "overcome" any obstactle" that is put in our way. We are tolerant and patient. We prevail.We are all equal in "his eyes". JMO.

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