Letter to the Editor
TV evangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition and the 700 Club, is calling for Bush to assassinate democratically elected Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stating, “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it,” Robertson said. “It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war … and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.”
I find it disturbing that a pro-life Christian leader who supposedly believes in “Thou shalt not kill” would be so comfortable advocating murder for oil. This is a man who supposedly has the spirit of Jesus Christ in his heart and a role model for Christian morality and politics. Is this the way a spirit filled Christian acts? If so, I will have no part of it. People like Pat Robertson make me thank God I’m an Atheist.