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September 19, 1998 | By Mary Otto, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Saying President Clinton had turned the White House into "the playpen of sexual freedom for the poster child of the '60s," conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson called for Clinton's impeachment yesterday at the annual conference of his Christian Coalition. "The house located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not Little Rock on the Potomac," Robertson declared. "This is the people's house. The President is a tenant of our house. It's time to say this occupant's lease has expired!"
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October 7, 1987 | By Katharine Seelye, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Robertson, who resigned his ministry last week to run for president, is bringing his newly secular campaign tomorrow to Pennsylvania, where his newly secular flock is ready to receive him. His supporters have scheduled a luncheon at the Philadelphia airport, a fund-raising dinner in Lancaster County, and, on Friday, a breakfast with ministers in Lancaster and an afternoon fund-raising luncheon in Erie. The Philadelphia stop, expected to draw between 200 and 300 supporters who will pay $12.50 for lunch, is being billed by its local organizer as a "Chat with Pat. " "This is so people can see that Pat is as normal as everyone else," said Ken Donelson, producer of the radio show Grand Old Gospel Hour.
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September 6, 1986 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, Inquirer Staff Writer (The Associated Press, United Press International and the Washington Post also contributed to this article.)
Evangelist and all-but-announced presidential candidate Pat Robertson lashed out at a group of critics on his 700 Club TV show Thursday, saying they favor "casual sex," "want to move us toward a collectivist, socialist model" and "destroy all the faith and all the beliefs of the evangelical people in this country. " Robertson called TV producer Norman Lear (All in the Family and Maude) "an atheist" and berated Lear's group, People for the American Way, established in 1980 with the aim of monitoring the religious right and combatting religious bigotry.
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November 4, 1986 | BY GERALD KOLPAN
I read the news today . . . oh boy. And the news told me that, among other events depressing and nasty, Roy Rogers was endorsing Pat Robertson for president. I told some friends that I was heartsick. "You take these things too seriously," they said between bites of croissant. ". . . and anyway, Roy Rogers has always been an arch conservative. I remember reading as how he allowed that they'd have to kill him to take his gun. " "That's not conservative," I shot back. "What else would a cowboy say?"
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January 15, 2010 | By CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I'VE NEVER much cared for Pat Robertson, or any of the other big-toothed televangelists who raise a hand in godly praise while counting change with the other. Except for Billy Graham, they all had too much of the Elmer Gantry about them and too little of the lord. Still, I understand there's a market for their brand of religion, and I'd rather have them cavorting on cable than some of reality TV's over-sexed and underfed Barbies. But Robertson, who's strained the limits of civil discourse by seeking the assassination of dictators (like Hugo Chavez)
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December 8, 2001 | By E.J. Dionne Jr
Pat Robertson's decision to step down as president of the Christian Coalition and leave politics is good news for Christians, especially conservative Christians. Conservative Christians have always been better than their publicly proclaimed leaders - and, agree with them or not, they've always had a case to put to the country. It's not unreasonable to worry about family breakdown and its impact on individuals and society. Whatever you think about pornography, it's hardly an exotic idea that its effects can be harmful.
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March 23, 1995 | By Gabriel Rotello
Can the lesbian and gay movement find a model in Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence? Can gay people's right to love openly be won by Gandhi's tactics of combatting hate with love? These questions were raised recently in a Virginia Beach jail by the Rev. Mel White, the former dean of the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, the nation's largest lesbian and gay congregation. In February, White and a delegation of interfaith clergy went to the Virginia headquarters of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network and requested a meeting with Robertson.
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September 17, 2001 | By Tom Infield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Was it God's wrath on a sinful nation? The often-controversial Rev. Jerry Falwell suggested that last week's terrorist assault might seem "minuscule" one day "if God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve. " The former TV evangelist, appearing Thursday on the 700 Club with broadcast host Pat Robertson, said: "The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. " Speaking of "the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians," Mr. Falwell said: "I point the finger at you and say 'You made this happen.
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October 6, 1986
Jeff Greenfield's Sept. 23 Op-ed Page article, "Robertson wants another pulpit," contains an abundance of incorrect facts and misunderstood concepts. God, not Pat Robertson, "cures the sick and alters paths of hurricanes"; human beings are merely vehicles for these accomplishments. I don't recall Pat Robertson's exact wording that Mr. Greenfield presents as "his assertion that his ancestry makes him a better American than . . . "; I can put forth the thought, for those who have ears to hear, that he is a better American than some for the presidency in this time of crisis in virtually every area of life in the United States.
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May 15, 2013
LAST Friday's column by Christine Flowers raises huge issues, but in effect boils down to one question: Should a married couple stay married for the sake of the children? As a seasoned, veteran family/divorce attorney for many years (I am no longer in private practice), I have tried divorce cases, domestic-violence cases and custody cases, representing husbands and wives equally. And, for the sake of full disclosure, I have been through a divorce and custody trial personally. There is an old adage among attorneys that criminal-defense attorneys see the worst people at their best and divorce attorneys see the best people at their worst.
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October 1, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat Robertson stood before Independence Hall Saturday and proclaimed that "This nation belongs to Jesus. " The 82-year-old broadcaster, a stalwart of the Christian right, spoke to a crowd of nearly 10,000 that had gathered on the mall to reverse the course of what they called a United States gone wrong. "I ran for president once, and it's a mistake I wouldn't want anybody to make," said Robertson, who had walked to the lectern slowly and hunched over. "We will never change America through politics.
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September 30, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Televangelist M.G. Pat Robertson exhorted a crowd of thousands to reclaim the nation for God at a prayer gathering Saturday on Independence Mall. "I don't care what the ACLU says or any athiest says, this nation belongs to Jesus," said Robertson, 82. The founder of the 700 Club and stalwart of the Christian Right addressed a crowd who met on the mall for America for Jesus 2012, a national prayer gathering. A park ranger estimated the crowd at 8,000 to 10,000. The two-day event was organized by One Nation under God, a coalition of ministries that organized a similar series of events in Washington, D.C., during the 1980s and 1990s.
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March 19, 2012 | Wires
By Daniel Akst You are about to read four words I never thought I would write: Pat Robertson is right. The good reverend isn't right about everything, of course. After the 9/11 attacks, when Jerry Falwell laid much of the blame on feminists, gays, and the American Civil Liberties Union, Robertson readily concurred. On other occasions, Robertson - a Yale Law School graduate! - has also suggested that feminism promotes witchcraft and child murder, and that America should assassinate Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez.
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March 9, 2012
RICHMOND, VA. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed. The outspoken evangelical Christian and host of "The 700 Club," shown on the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network he founded, said the war on drugs is costing taxpayers billions of dollars. He said people should not be imprisoned for marijuana possession. Robertson, 81, first became a self-proclaimed "hero of the hippie culture" in 2010, when he called for ending mandatory prison sentences for marijuana-possession convictions.
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March 9, 2012 | By Michael Felberbaum, Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed. The outspoken evangelical Christian and host of The 700 Club on the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network he founded said the war on drugs was costing taxpayers billions of dollars. He said people should not be sent to prison for marijuana possession. Robertson, 81, first became a self-proclaimed "hero of the hippie culture" in 2010 when he called for ending mandatory prison sentences for marijuana-possession convictions.
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January 19, 2010 | By FATIMAH ALI
THE RECENTLY revealed comments by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) about Sen. Barack Obama being a viable candidate for president because "he is a light-skinned African-American, with no Negro dialect" - which made such a stir - actually pale in comparison to the nasty verbiage that airs daily across right-wing broadcast media. As long as we have the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson routinely polarizing America, it will be challenging to counteract the racism that continues to plague this country.
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January 15, 2010 | By CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I'VE NEVER much cared for Pat Robertson, or any of the other big-toothed televangelists who raise a hand in godly praise while counting change with the other. Except for Billy Graham, they all had too much of the Elmer Gantry about them and too little of the lord. Still, I understand there's a market for their brand of religion, and I'd rather have them cavorting on cable than some of reality TV's over-sexed and underfed Barbies. But Robertson, who's strained the limits of civil discourse by seeking the assassination of dictators (like Hugo Chavez)
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September 1, 2009 | By John Timpane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The ex-Miss Calif. sues How to Keep a Deflated Beach Ball Rollin', Lesson MDMXCII: Carrie Prejean was fired by Donald Trump as Miss California USA in June because of her anti-gay remarks and racy photos and etc. Now Carrie's suing the Miss California pageant, officials such as Shanna Moakler and Keith Lewis (but not Trump, who fired her!) and various nearby public buildings and plant life for her canning. The charge? Religious discrimination! In the suit, filed yesterday in L.A. Superior Court, Prejean claims the pageant conspired to boot her after her remarks at the April 19 Miss USA finals (she lost)
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