James Robison Wants Christians to Take Over the Government

Professional liar Todd Starnes of Fox News is making the rounds of the TV evangelist shows trying to sell his book and he went on the air with James Robison to hear him make this really bizarre screed about why Christians should take over the government to make the “demons shudder.”

“This is the thing you’ve got to understand as a Christian,” Robison said. “In a democracy where the majority rules and where we’re the ones who choose, then those we choose reflect the heart conscious and convictions of those who vote or who don’t vote. Too many Christians have checked out. You’ve been told it’s politically incorrect for church people to be involved. That’s one of the biggest lies that ever came through the lips of Satan. Do not believe it! Of all people on this earth that ought to stand up and protect the precious and be light to illuminate the way out of this present and pressing darkness, we’re the ones to do it.”

“Hey, government, we can take control,” he continued. “There are only 500 of you. We can get rid of the whole bunch in one smooth swoop and we can really reroute the whole ship! … All hell is trembling — the gates of hell tremble. The very fact that people who love God and know God and love their neighbor, whatever stand up, speak up, and become a shining city set on a hill, oh, the demons shudder!”

Hey James, could you name just one person who has ever told a Christian that it was “politically incorrect for church people to be involved” in politics? I know, it’s rude of me to expect you to support such a statement to prove that you aren’t just beating up a strawman, but rudeness happens to be one of my specialties.

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  • wreck

    I thought that talking to your imaginary friend and starving yourself were the methods guaranteed to fix problems and make demons shudder. I wish they’d get their story straight.

  • eamick

    “Only 500”? I assume he means Congress. I’ll give him the rounding off for rhetorical effect, but perhaps someone should remind him there are three branches in the federal government, not to mention all the state and local levels.

  • scienceavenger

    …Christians should take over the government

    WTF is this nimrod talking about? Christians already account for 95+% of the government, and (at least as far as public statements go) 99+% of elected officials. What’s next, is he going to demand communists take over the Chinese government?

  • John Pieret

    eamick:

    You are obviously trying to tell Christians that it is politically incorrect to not understand how the government works when they vote! Ignoramuses (unfortunately) have the right to vote!

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Well i don’t like immigrants who deal with the pain of Otherness by identifying with the aggressor and Otherizing Americans who were born and reared in the United States. What fucking chutzpah. D’Souza gets here, goes to Dartmouth, and almost immediately began publicly villifying gay people.

    He was permitted to immigrate because of liberal tolerance of difference and then he joins with the opponents of liberal tolerance.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Robison first gouged out his place in my memory back in the Reagan years, when he insisted that since the Babble promised “wars and rumors of wars” in the End Days, anybody and everybody who worked for or even spoke of peace obviously aided Satan in trying to stop Jesus from returning.

    This did not cause the Republicans to even hesitate in inviting him to speak at their national convention.

  • felicis

    ““Hey, government, we can take control,” he continued. “There are only 500 of you.”

    Which are already overwhelmingly Christian – 48 of 546 (counting the 114th Congress, the current Supreme Court, and the President and Vice President – Obama obviously as one of the 48)…

    Is 91% not enough for him? Oh wait – he means only Christians that think like him should be allowed in government – damn that ‘no religious test’ clause!

  • llewelly

    I guess all the pandering those politicians constantly do to Christians is a waste of time, since clearly this character thinks many people will believe the politicians are not really Christian.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Michael Voris says the Pope should be dictator of the US.

    (Voris has long since deleted the video but others have re-uploaded it.)

    Highlights:

    2’57” The only way to prevent democracy from committing suicide is to limit the vote to faithful Catholics.

    3’40” No, the only way to run a country is by benevolent dictatorship – a Catholic monarch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSnJi6SpzLo

  • Loqi

    …and love their neighbor…

    I thought he was describing his followers until I got to this part.

  • raven

    “Hey, government, we can take control,” he continued. “There are only 500 of you.

    Almost all who are self proclaimed xians already. Robison means of course, his cult, the Real Xians.

    There aren’t just 500 of them. They are the elected representatives of 319 million of Thems. Robison’s real enemies are the large majority of the American people. One babbling white guy who wants to be dictator isn’t going to be a problem.

    We can get rid of the whole bunch in one smooth swoop.

    No you can’t. Not by elections, which are staggered.

    This sounds like a threat. One large bomb or nerve gas attack at the right time could kill most of them. Or maybe Robison means his SKy Monster god is going to Rapture the US congress one day.

  • raven

    The number of xian leaders who claim the right to rule over me/you all, is large. According to them, we are just future serfs or slaves. Or more likely, future dead bodies lying under a pile of rocks after being stoned to death.

    Satanorum, Huckabee, Robison, Gary North, and all the rest of the xian Dominionists.

    In reality, Robison has exactly as much spiritual authority as my cat, myself, or you all. It’s zero.

    Robison also has as much legal authority as myself or anyone else who is a US citizen. It’s 1/319 millionth of the total US population.

  • John Pieret

    grumpyoldfart @ 9:

    No, the only way to run a country is by benevolent dictatorship – a Catholic monarch.

    Uh oh! Wouldn’t that cause a Reformation or even a 30 Years War? Heavens! Not exactly “one smooth swoop,” eh?

  • caseloweraz

    Robison: “In a democracy where the majority rules and where we’re the ones who choose, then those we choose reflect the heart conscious and convictions of those who vote or who don’t vote.

    This is nonsensical.

    We can get rid of the whole bunch in one smooth swoop and we can really reroute the whole ship!

    Verily I say unto you: Cursed are the mixers of metaphors, for they would take a thinly veiled swipe against the sacred cows entrenched in naval circles.

  • pocketnerd

    Thus Spake ZaraDr X, #5:

    Well i don’t like immigrants who deal with the pain of Otherness by identifying with the aggressor and Otherizing Americans who were born and reared in the United States. What fucking chutzpah. D’Souza gets here, goes to Dartmouth, and almost immediately began publicly villifying gay people.

    He was permitted to immigrate because of liberal tolerance of difference and then he joins with the opponents of liberal tolerance.

    He’s just following The Gospel of Republican Jesus, as commanded in 2 Objectivists 6:8: “Behold, I gots mine, therefore screw all the rest of you guys.”

  • John Hinkle

    …and be light to illuminate the way out of this present and pressing darkness, we’re the ones to do it.

    By taking us back to the Dark Ages.

  • busterggi

    ” Too many Christians have checked out. You’ve been told it’s politically incorrect for church people to be involved.”

    Um, that ended with Saint Ronnie’s election in 1980 (with a bit of help of his friends in Iran).

  • felidae

    Okay, all you good Christians, get involved in changing the government, just give up your tax exemptions for your clergy and churches when you get involved in politics.

  • lorn

    I shudder when I think of Christians taking over government. Does that mean I’m a demon?

  • Nick Gotts

    protect the precious

    Ssss! Nasssty hobbitses steals it! They wants to hurt it, throw it in the Fire! Protect the precious!!!!

  • Nick Gotts

    What’s next, is he going to demand communists take over the Chinese government? – scienceavenger@3

    Hmm, I think your analogy has a flaw: considering the current policies of the Chinese government, communists taking over would be a radical change!

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    @Ed:

    Hey James, could you name just one person who has ever told a Christian that it was “politically incorrect for church people to be involved” in politics? I know, it’s rude of me to expect you to support such a statement to prove that you aren’t just beating up a strawman, but rudeness happens to be one of my specialties.

    I’m sure you’re right that no one has ever said it this way, but ironically there’a actually quite the history before 1960 of evangelicals, especially but not only baptists, encouraging each other not to be involved in politics in any way, b/c the devil lurks in politics and you’ll only become corrupted if you try to play that game.

    Even more ironically, the earlier group appears to have been right. I’m looking at you, Tom Delay. And Mike Huckabee. And Sarah Palin. …Oh, hell. I’m just looking at the whole lot of them.