Robertson: America ‘Doomed’ if We Mock Fundamentalist Christians

Pat Robertson, who once agreed with Jerry Falwell that gays and liberals and the ACLU were to blame for 9/11 because it had led God to “withdraw his hand of protection” from America, now says that God will destroy America if we keep making fun of fundamentalist Christians.

Robertson cited riots in Baltimore and Ferguson, legal abortion and the Supreme Court’s attempt to “bring in sodomy and put it in the Constitution” as signs that country is straying from biblical values, warning that the U.S. would be “doomed” without the voices of religious fundamentalists like himself.

“Sooner or later, a holy God is going to say, ‘I’ve had enough with you, I’ve had enough, my hands are going to be taken off your nation,’” he said. “People mock the word of God and those who proclaim it are laughed at as fundamentalists. Well, we need the fundamentalists because if we don’t have them this nation is doomed.”

Okay Pat, so how about you tell us at what point in American history God’s “hand of protection” was in place and keeping bad things from happening to us? Was there any point at which bad things weren’t happening because God was preventing them from happening? Or maybe, just maybe, bad shit happens. To every country. All the time.

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  • Doug Little

    bring in sodomy and put it in the Constitution

    Pat’s a little slow Lawrence v. Texas was 12 years ago.

  • Doug Little

    Can Pat tell us how to distinguish a designed disaster from a natural one?

  • eric

    “Sooner or later, a holy God is going to say, ‘I’ve had enough with you, I’ve had enough, my hands are going to be taken off your nation,’”

    Yeah, sooner or later. I bet he’ll get around to it one of these days…since one day is as a thousand years to the Lord,

  • keithb

    Wikipedia lists the first *racial* riot in the US as 1824:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_riots#United_States

  • John Pieret

    Gee, Pat … what were we doing back in 1941 when God didn’t stretch forth his hand of protection and send a typhoon to scatter that Japanese fleet before it could bomb Pearl Harbor?

    Maybe it’s not his hand of protection but just his Fickle Finger of Fate.

  • John Pieret

    Oh, and if God didn’t want people mocking you, why did he make you such a dottering old fool?

  • dingojack

    Doug Little noted “Pat’s a little slow…”. What, you’ve only just noticed? Why does ‘it takes one to know one’ spring to mind? 😀

    John Pieret – ‘O Lord, make my enemies appear foolish’ seems to still work…

    Dingo

  • Alverant

    So Robertson’s god protected the USA when it had slavery but not when people poke fun at the crazy things he says.

  • grumpyoldfart

    I felt the hand of god on me last night – dirty little bugger!

  • Doug Little

    Dingo @7,

    No, I noticed a long time ago. It’s pretty easy when there’s an old man shaking his fist and shouting get off my lawn continually day after day.

  • sugarfrosted

    “People mock the word of God and those who proclaim it are laughed at as fundamentalists. Well, we need the fundamentalists because if we don’t have them this nation is doomed.”

    This is like skinheads claiming that people use the word “skinhead” to describe all white people. No, no one does.

  • Hoosier X

    If you don’t want to be ridiculed, you shouldn’t be ridiculous.

    That would probably work better than saying something else that’s just as ridiculous as every ridiculous statement that prompted the ridicule in the first place.

  • blf

    If I understand correctly, some magic sky faeries conspicuous by their absence are going to continue to do nothing no matter what.

  • Larry

    If I didn’t have xtian fundy whackos, like Pat, to mock and make fun of, I simply don’t know how I’d fill up my day.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I’m OK with America being doomed.

  • jufulu

    I think God hasn’t completely removed his protection from us yet. I thinking that he is waiting for some critical mass of depravity, not sure if it depends on purity or just mass. Something else to consider is there are still a number of virtuous people in ‘Merica, so it is not hard to find them if you look.

  • raven

    I think God hasn’t completely removed his protection from us yet. I thinking that he is waiting for some critical mass of depravity,…

    You need to be able to measure and quantify depravity and purity. This is the age of science, after all.

    I suppose the unit of depravity is one Depron. Or maybe one Gayness or Atheonon. And the instruments would be Depravometers or Puritrons.

    And finally, the media which used to be newspapers, has to have a Depravity/Purity forecast every day.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    …now says that God will destroy America if we keep making fun of fundamentalist Christians.

    I guess that would explain why America has been going downhill ever since the fundies started dominating public debate.

    So maybe if the fundies just shut up and go away, we’ll stop making fun of them, and America will be saved. Can’t happen too soon for me…

  • John Pieret

    So maybe if the fundies just shut up

    Didn’t Jesus say something like “You will always have the fundies among you …”?

  • theguy

    “a holy hateful God is going to say, ‘I’ve had enough with you I was fine with slavery, I’ve had enough I was fine with Jim Crow, my hands are going to be taken off your nation” ’cause gay marriage is apparently the last straw or something.

    “Well, we need the fundamentalists because if we don’t have them this nation is doomed.”

    And here I was thinking that fundamentalists of one stripe or another were the greatest threat to this country. People like Robertshit are like bratty children; if they can’t have the toy all to themselves, they’d rather break it than share.

  • tsig

    God’s gonna send in the bears?

  • felidae

    If god is trying to send us messages through natural disasters, why does he routinely clobber that den of iniquity Oklahoma with tornadoes year after year–maybe the big guy has bad aim when he is trying to smite California

  • Lady Mondegreen

    “bring in sodomy and put it in the Constitution”

    “Honey, don’t forget to bring in Sodomy and put him in the Constitution for the night.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002686842900 ChristineRose

    I don’t see why God just doesn’t hold a press conference and explain all this in simple terms instead of making poor Pat look bad.

  • sezme

    @jufulu #16

    I think God hasn’t completely removed his protection from us yet.

    Good. So we’re partially covered. Tell us what parts are unprotected and which are in good hands with Allstate.god.

  • lorn

    It seems to be a fixture in many right-wing minds that the rest of the population should thank them for their service in protecting us from our own foolishness. That we would all suffer great calamity if they were to lose power, suffer ridicule, or go away.

    The Libertarians think of themselves as essential to the well being of the economy. Without them we would all surely die. We are expected to sit up straight and capitulate, if not actually beg for forgiveness, when they threaten to go Galt.

    Robertson is playing the same game. We should all see things his way and express gratitude for his efforts in protecting our immortal souls and the well being of our nation. Failing this the fundamentalist might get discouraged and go away. That “we need the fundamentalists because if we don’t have them this nation is doomed.”

    My answer to this sort of hostage taking of their own efforts and threats of disastrous consequences if they withdrawal is is to call their bluff. Let us see what happens if they go quiet. I’m thinking nothing unexpected or particularly looking like the ‘wrath of God’ happens.

    Of course, just like the Libertarians who refuse to go Galt, I predict that the fundamentalist won’t stop doing what they do.

  • rietpluim

    Dear Mr. Robertson, why do you honor and worship a God who is apparently evil?

  • dingojack

    Clearly if everyone mocks Fundies there simply won’t be enough bears to go around!

    Dingo