More of that Christian love: Televangelist Pat Robertson sees nothing wrong with the death penalty, noting that the Bible says parents should have their disobedient children executed.
Speaking on his televisioon program The 700 Club lat last week, Robertson went on a rant defending the death penalty as being Biblical andn right, even going so far as to suggest that parents should turn disobedient children over to “the authorities” so that they can “be executed.”
When a viewer asked a question about the death penalty Robertson said:
Are you kidding? Read the Bible. Read the Old Testament. I tell you, if a son is ungovernable and will not listen to his parents, the parents can bring the son before the authorities and the son will be executed. Jesus said, you know, I don’t condemn you, neither should anybody else condemn you.
But I think the whole idea of forgiveness is absolutely there, but in terms of — the Apostle Paul said, ‘He that wields the sword wields it not in vain but he’s a minister of God to execute judgment on the unbeliever’ — on those who are disobedient. He’s a minister of God wielding judgment.
And I do think the death penalty — you got Charles Manson! Why should the state have to pay hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars to incarcerate a stone-cold killer? I mean, the death penalty is certainly biblical. Absolutely biblical!
Watch the video below – Relevant segment begins around 28:10:
And before the 2016 election, the televangelist defended Trump after the president was caught bragging about his sexual assault of women in a lewd video released before the election. Robertson dismissed Trump’s confession that he sexually assaulted women and could get away with it, arguing that Trump was simply “trying to look like he’s macho.”
Bottom line: Pat Robertson thinks the death penalty is a good idea, and notes that the Bible instructs parents to bring their disobedient children to the authorities for execution.
Can you feel the Christian love?