April 8, 2015 |
Pat Robertson shared a revelation last week. The LGBT agenda, he warned, will force straight people to "like" gay sexual practices. Regardless of Robertson's feverish fantasies - delivered on his 700 Club show - same-sex intimacies are unlikely to become all the rage. But gay people do seem to have attained an unprecedented level of acceptance. You might even call it popularity. Consider the heartening resistance to so-called religious freedom restoration legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas.
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.
October 1, 2012 |
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.
September 30, 2012 |
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.
March 19, 2012 |
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 ChÃ¡vez.
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 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.
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.
January 19, 2010 |
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.
January 15, 2010 |
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)