Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Who would have thought that the pro-life, conservative founder of the 700 Club would ever endorse a pro-choice candidate for President of the United States? It boggles the mind, but that's exactly what happened today. Talk about the odd couple . . . Pat Robertson and Rudy Giuliani, the thrice married former mayor of New York City, whose messy second divorce caused such a scandal that even the New York papers, jaundiced and world-weary as they are, delighted in covering it.

Why? (You might ask.)

Adultery in high places increases those all important circulation statistics.

Is Giuliani a good leader? That's debatable. Is he a conservative? NOPE. So what on earth is Pat Robertson doing endorsing a man who thinks killing babies in the womb is A-OKAY?

If you ask me, I think Robertson's endorsement shows how desperate and downright panicky Evangelicals really are going into the 2008 Presidential race. The underlying mantra seems to be: ANYONE but the Clinton Tag Team.

Why not endorse a pro-choice candidate? Why not endorse a Mormon? Just throw God's opinion to the wind and jump on the political band wagon. The end justifies the means: Defeat the Democrats at all costs.

What a mess.

If we don't see a strong conservative step forward soon, we are doomed to another Clinton White House.


Blogger JohnD said...

Sometimes we get exactly what we deserve, Sister. All we have to do is track Israeli history in our own Bibles. Look at all the times they were in a no win situation...


Unbelief. Idolatry.

Lessons for the Church to learn?


The Bible teaches that Israel went through what it did for our benefit. This was in addition to the obvious benefit of salvation.

We can, if we'd study our Bibles as we should, benefit from previous mistakes made bu God's chosen people. Unfortunately (in most cases) that would interfere with our worldliness or the plastic Christian Church game we so love to play in the Body Christian.

The dilemma we find ourselves in, Jill, is not the result of the condition of the world around us but of the condition of the Church. We must look for solutions within.

The world is dark and putrefying. We are called to be salt and light. Not hard to figure out what the real prblem is.

8:17 AM  
Blogger JohnD said...

Oh by the way...

P. Robertson and whoever for that matter often show their true colors in failure or adversity.

That is when it is best to judge by the fruit of each tree.

Who runs to Jesus (like Peter) and who runs to the Sanhedrin (like Judas) when in distress...

God bless.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Bugenhagen said...

You are so right. Rather than finding someone with conservative principles and supporting them in the Republican primary, we seem to be looking for a person of whom the media would approve. It seems as though all Republicans have bought the line that we shouldn't support a Hunter or Brownback, even though they are (more) conservative, because they simply can't beat Clinton or Obama. Such people, Robertson included (aparently), are viewing the nation through the prism of the left-leaning, secular media.

This nation is overwhelmingly conservaitve and Christian. Who says that only Rudy can defeat the dreaded Democrat nominee?

It is imperative that we stop listening to what the pundits have to say about the electability of a conservative Christian. We need to run someone who is unapologetic about his or her beliefs, and who speaks directly to the American people - not through the filtered press, which is agenda driven. The voter would get the message and follow a strong leader who speaks clearly, and unashamedly.

7:17 PM  
Blogger JohnD said...

Precisely my point, Bugenhagen. The Body of believers finds themselves in these no win situations (as did the ancient Israelis) whenever they sherked their devotion and duties to God.

In time, they found themselves in an intolrable situation where nothing in the world could dig them back out of the hole they dug for themselves.

...nothing in the world could.

What I believe we ought to be doing is crying out to God... not only for deliverance but in contrite remorse for our collective sin. And interesting word search in the blue letter Bible is "we have sinned" ...

JohnD's blog:

9:50 AM  
Blogger Catman Dude said...

Well, Pat Robertson is getting old and he should withdraw from public life. He has been caught lying about leg-pressing 2000 lbs. He has endorsed Congressman Ed Shrock, who turned out to be a homosexual, and endorsed numerous neo-conservatives. Pat is just as elitist as anyone in the New World Order. His job is/was to direct Christians to focus on non-issues such as baptist of the holy spirit, lifestyle issues, etc. He also is a Zionist. What can you expect from a mixed bag like this? He is showing his true Masonic self.

6:45 AM  

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