Back when CBN sold the Family Channel (now called ABC Family), a most unfortunate stipulation of the contract was that Pat Robertson’s 700 Club broadcasts must continue indefintely at the same time slot. Indeed, that is quite a shame, because nobody makes Christians look quite as foolish as Pat Robertson (with the exception of most anybody on TBN… but that’s another post).
I say all that because Pat Robertson has again made a fool of himself (for lack of a better term). On Tuesday, the town of Dover, PA voted out all eight members of the school board who were up for re-election. You’ll recall that Dover is the site of the big and ongoing Intelligent Design trial. The school board had mandated a policy that ID be taught along with evolution in the classroom. The town basically voted out all eight in favor of pro-evolution replacements. That’s a shame, but it’s their town.
So enter Pat Robertson on the 700 Club, saying, “I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God. You just rejected him from your city.” In clarifying his remarks, he continued, “If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them.”
Please, Pat, you really ought to think about retiring to a nice home on Virginia Beach or on an island in the South Pacific. It seems that when you open your mouth you tend to insert your foot in it and make us all look foolish. More importantly, you create additional stumbling blocks to the gospel.