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Pols still cozy up to Pat Robertson and his empire

Rev. Pat Robertson still draws politicians like a moth to a flame. Apparently if you’re running for president or heading up the DNC, making a stop at The 700 Club or appearing with Crazy Pat is still on your “to-do” list, despite a long record of Robertson’s outlandish, intolerant, and inappropriate commentary.

Mitt Romney will be delivering a commencement address at Pat’s Regent University. Two weeks before Romney, Rudy Giuliani will stop by Regent to pay homage to Pat. He will be the featured speaker at the University’s Executive Leadership Series on April 17.

John McCain sucks up to Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network on The Straight Talk Express bus, bleating about his need to garner the evangelical vote, and his courting of the fringe right. (“I have had meetings with [Southern Baptist Convention President] Dr. Richard Land. I have met with Reverend Jerry Falwell. I have had good conversations with [Evangelical leader] Reverend [John] Hagee. There are many others.”)

Sam Brownback turned to CBN to accuse Mitt Romney not a genuine social conservative.

Since they want to be associated with Crazy Pat, let’s keep them tied to Robertson, a spiritual leader who unloads utter BS — that you can read after the jump.

Muslim politicians will destroy civilization:

“If the Christians don’t get involved-We’ve been harassed by People for the American Way, we have been harassed by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, we have been harassed by the federal court system, but if the Christians won’t stand up and not worry about the IRS, not worry about whether you’re going to lose your tax exemption, not worry about whatever because you’re going to lose your country if Christians don’t mobilize and vote,” warned Robertson. He added that “The curse of God is to bring in people who don’t share your point of view and then ultimately destroy your civilization.  Well, that’s what we’re facing for our children and grandchildren.”
— on yesterday’s 700 Club (via Right Wing Watch, which has video)

God’s brought on Ariel Sharon’s stroke:

Ariel Sharon, who was again a very likeable person, a delightful person to be with. I prayed with him personally. But here he is at the point of death. He was dividing God’s land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations or United States of America. God said, “This land belongs to me, you better leave it alone.”
— on The 700 Club,  via Media Matters.

Pat on law, order and family:

There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore.
–Pat Robertson, address to his American Center for Law and Justice, November, 1993.

“The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian and atheistic people they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society.”
-The 700 Club, Dec. 30, 1981

How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age, worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy moneychangers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?”
his book, The New World Order, (1991) p.227

“[The] feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
Fundraising letter from Pat Robertson that was an in-kind contribution to the Iowa Committee to Stop ERA, as reported in The Washington Post, August 23, 1993

These pols court the man and his followers, even though other evangelicals are running away from the guy because he’s a loose, barely sane cannon.

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