Religious Leaders calling for violence

Surprise! It’s not an islamo-facist lunatic calling for jihad… it’s none other than christian fanatic Pat Robertson calling for assassination. Of course, we can’t make a direct comparison, since the same article quotes religious leaders of the same faith condemning Mr. Robertson’s comments and calling on the President to do the same, not to mention the fact that most American’s realize that Mr. Robertson is just one of the many whack-jobs that prey on the insecurities of people in need of guidance and direction in their lives.

On a side note… why is it that the world’s oil reserves are all sitting under asshole dictators with bad attitudes? Is it as simple as our money giving the evil people of the world the means to perpetrate their evil acts – and our need for the oil giving us cause to turn a blind eye to that evil? I think it just might be.

U.S. evangelist calls for assassination of Chavez

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, but top U.S. officials denied on Tuesday that any such act was being contemplated — and noted it would be illegal.

The founder of the Christian Coalition said during the Monday night television broadcast of his religious program, “The 700 Club,” that Chavez, one the most vocal critics of President George W. Bush, was a “terrific danger” to the United States and wanted his country to become “the launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism.

“We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability,” Robertson said.
The Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged Bush to condemn Robertson’s comments. “This is just the kind of religious fanaticism that the world does not need more of,” Lynn said.