Category: Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson warns Pennsylvania voters of God’s wrath

Eight ‘intelligent design’ school board members lost election WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson told citizens of a Pennsylvania town that they had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting “intelligent design” and warned them Thursday not to be surprised if disaster struck. Robertson, a former Republican presidential candidate and founder of the influential Christian Broadcasting Network and Christian Coalition, has made similar apocalyptic warnings and provocative statements before. Last summer, he hit the headlines by calling for the assassination of leftist Venezuelan Present Hugo Chavez, one of President George W. Bush’s most

Venezuela on Robertson’s Chavez-bin Laden link: ‘He’s crazy.’

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s vice president on Monday rejected as “crazy” accusations by American religious broadcaster Pat Robertson that President Hugo Chavez once sent money to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. click here Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said the allegations appeared aimed at tainting Chavez’s image and should be analyzed by “a team of psychologists … because it is so irrational.” “He’s crazy, at the very least,” said Rangel, adding that U.S. officials should have immediately condemned Robertson’s remarks. Robertson said on CNN’s “Late Edition” on Sunday that the Venezuelan leader sent “either $1 million or $1.2 million

Venezuelan president accepts apology from US evangelist

CARACAS, Sept. 4 (Xinhuanet) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday he received a letter of apology from US evangelist Pat Robertson, who last month made a call for the United States to assassinate him. Chavez accepted Robertson’s apologies during his Sunday TV program, but warned that he could still proceed to file charges against the religious broadcaster. The president said Robertson should publish the letter and face the charges that may be filed by Venezuela. On Aug. 22, Robertson said in a Christian TV program that “eliminating” Chavez would be “cheaper than going to a war like inIraq.”

Venezuela to Seek Legal Action Against Robertson

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his government would take legal action against Pat Robertson and potentially seek his extradition after the U.S. evangelist called for Washington to assassinate the South American leader. Robertson, who later apologized for the remark, said he was expressing his frustration with Chavez’s constant accusations against the administration of President George W. Bush. “I announce that my government is going to take legal action in the United States … to call for the assassination of a head of state is an act of terrorism.” Chavez said in a televised speech.

Was Pat Robertson’s Call For Assassination Of A Foreign Leader A Crime?

Had He Been a Democrat, He’d Probably Be Hiring A Criminal Attorney On Monday, August 22, the Chairman of the Christian Broadcast Network, Marion “Pat” Robertson, proclaimed, on his 700 Club television show, that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should be murdered. More specifically, Robertson said, “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination,” referring to the American policy since the Presidency of Gerald Ford against assassination of foreign leaders, “but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting

Pat Robertson In Legal Trouble?

(AP) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that his government could request the extradition of U.S. religious broadcaster Pat Robertson for suggesting American agents should kill him. Speaking to foreign delegations attending a meeting of the Organization of American States in Caracas, Chavez said Venezuela would “exercise legal action in the United States” against Robertson. Robertson’s comments last week have increased already tense relations between Caracas and Washington. He called for Chavez’s assassination on his TV show “The 700 Club,” saying the United States should “take him out” because the Venezuelan leader poses a danger to the region. Robertson, founder

Apology offered for Robertson

Evangelical wants to meet with Ch&#225vez MEXICO CITY – The leader of a major U.S. evangelical association said Friday that he may be close to apologizing to Venezuelan President Hugo Ch&#225vez personally for religious broadcaster Pat Robertson‘s call for the United States to assassinate him. The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Evangelicals, told the Associated Press that a friend of Ch&#225vez’s had agreed to request the encounter after a 2 1/2-hour meeting with Haggard on Friday morning in Mexico City. Haggard, pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., said he expected to

Venezuela curbs missionaries after Robertson spat

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government has temporarily suspended permits for foreign missionaries after a U.S. evangelist said Washington should assassinate President Hugo Chavez. The policy announcement came four days after conservative evangelist Pat Robertson said Washington should execute Chavez, a former soldier who often accuses the United States of plotting to kill him. The chief of the Justice Ministry’s religious affairs unit, Carlos Gonzalez, said on Friday authorization of good office permits for missionaries would be curbed while the government tightened regulations on preachers inside Venezuela. The permits “are suspended for a short time, it could be

Evangelicals shy from Robertson comments

Host apologizes for assassination call PHILADELPHIA | Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson apologized Wednesday for calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after earlier saying his remarks had been misinterpreted. As Robertson’s remarks further roiled political and religious waters, some evangelical leaders strongly rejected them as un-Christian, while others declined to criticize the comments by the popular and controversial religious broadcaster. The leader of the nation’s largest evangelical Christian group said he was seeking a meeting with Chavez. “Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement,” Robertson said in a posting on his

Robertson apologizes for assassination call

Broadcaster finds thread from Saddam to Chavez (CNN) — After two days of criticism, Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson apologized for his controversial suggestion that the United States should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. “Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement,” Robertson said. “I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him.” But he compared Chavez to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Adolph Hitler and quoted German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “ driving a car into a group of innocent bystanders,