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'''Pat Robertson''' is a conservative American evangelist, spiritual leader and political leader, also owner and presenter of the TV show ''The 700 Club''. Robertson sought the 1988 Presidential nomination and even managed to carry [[Washington]] State in the primary caucuses by mobilizing his supporters.
 
'''Pat Robertson''' is a conservative American evangelist, spiritual leader and political leader, also owner and presenter of the TV show ''The 700 Club''. Robertson sought the 1988 Presidential nomination and even managed to carry [[Washington]] State in the primary caucuses by mobilizing his supporters.
  
Robertson graduated from Washington and Lee university in 1950, served in the Marines during the Korean War, then earned a law degree from Yale (1955) and a masters degree from the New York Theological Seminary (1959). [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/patrobertson.html] Outspoken and still quite popular, with decades of daily shows under his belt in which he talks extensively, it's not hard to pick and choose quotes that can present positions that may not do justice to his overall views. 
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Robertson graduated from Washington and Lee university in 1950, served in the Marines during the Korean War, then earned a law degree from Yale (1955) and a masters degree from the New York Theological Seminary (1959). [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/patrobertson.html]
 
   
 
   
  

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Pat Robertson is a conservative American evangelist, spiritual leader and political leader, also owner and presenter of the TV show The 700 Club. Robertson sought the 1988 Presidential nomination and even managed to carry Washington State in the primary caucuses by mobilizing his supporters.

Robertson graduated from Washington and Lee university in 1950, served in the Marines during the Korean War, then earned a law degree from Yale (1955) and a masters degree from the New York Theological Seminary (1959). [1]


Quotes on feminism

"God's pattern is for men to be the leaders, both in the church and in the family... Women should listen and learn quietly and submissively. I do not let women teach men or have authority over them."[1]

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."[2]

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians."[3]

Quotes on homosexuality

"Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals -- the two things seem to go together."[4]

Quotes on government

"I am bound by the laws of the United States and all 50 states...I am not bound by any case or any court to which I myself am not a party...I don't think the Congress of the United States is subservient to the courts...They can ignore a Supreme Court ruling if they so choose."[5]

"I think 'one man, one vote,' just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights." [6]

Other quotes

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them."[7]

"I think we ought to close Halloween down. Do you want your children to dress up as witches? The Druids used to dress up like this when they were doing human sacrifice... [Your children] are acting out Satanic rituals and participating in it, and don't even realize it."[8]

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."[9]

"How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?"[10]

In late 2006, Robertson claimed to be able to leg press over 2000 lbs as a result of his taking a herbal supplement. He subsequently threatened a promoter of this same supplement with a 'beating' as a result of a disagreement. It should be noted that Robertson never actually carried out this threat nor publicly demonstrated his unusual strength.[Citation Needed]

Robertson has a habit of making predictions for the new year on his television show. For 2007, Robertson has predicted a "mass killing" at the end of the year. "I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear. The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that." [11]

References

  1. Pat Robertson, reciting a passage from I Timothy in his book, Bring It On.
  2. Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 8, 1992
  3. Pat Robertson, fund-raising letter, 1992
  4. Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 21, 1993
  5. Pat Robertson, Washington Post, June 27,1986
  6. Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, March 18, 1992
  7. Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, January 14, 1991
  8. Pat Robertson, The 700 Club television program, October 29, 1982
  9. Pat Robertson, interview with Molly Ivins, 1993.
  10. Pat Robertson, The New World Order, p.227
  11. [http://www.patrobertson.com/pressreleases/2007Comments_PatRobertson.asp Transcript of Pat Robertson's Comments on the Year Ahead taken from the January 2nd 2007 broadcast of The 700 Club. Official Website of Pat Robertson, retrieved 8 April 2007.