Friday, January 13, 2006

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

In what has become a common occurrence these days, the Rev. Pat Robertson found himself in the rather familiar position of making a public apology after shooting off his mouth yet again.

This time, Robertson apologized for suggesting that God had decided to smite Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon with a massive stroke as punishment for Sharon’s pull out of the Gaza Strip — “dividing God’s land” as Robertson called it.

Now, some are questioning the sincerity of Robertson’s apology, pointing to the fact that it came only after the Israeli government kicked Pat out of a proposed $50 million deal to build an Evangelical Christian-backed theme park in northern Galilee, the proposed Christian Heritage Center. No, I swear, we aren’t making this up.

But at Holier Than Thou we’re not focusing on the sincerity of Pat’s apology, we’re looking at the long list of excuses he stacked up against it.

So, for the record, which of these did Pat NOT blame for contributing to the making of his controversial remark?

A) “My zeal”
B) “My love of Israel”
C) “My concern for the future safety of your nation”
D) “The homosexual community”
E) “The news media”

D) Apparently we’ve found something that Pat can’t blame homosexuals for!


At 7:40 PM, Blogger Davey said...

BRAVO This post sould be all over the place! Thank God....oops well you know what I mean. You have the common sence to attack this biggot for what he is. Not letting people forget his real (if he has any) capaine of hate is extreamly important. My hat off to you!!!!

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Martha's Musings said...

I am curious...have you ever had a one on one with Pat Robertson?

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Greg Spring said...

Martha: If you mean by "one-on-one" have I interviewed Pat, no. But if I did, I'd certainly have a lot to ask him.

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Colleen said...

Sorry is not only the hardest word, but the emptiest of words when used by Pat Robertson. Money seems to be the name of his apology game.


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