Pat Robertson, on his website, distanced himself from the comments that he had agreed with at the time they were made. Partial transcript of comments from the September 13, telecast of the Club. Asked to comment on what Mr. The comments by Knight, a longtime foe of gay rights, hearken back to the immediate aftermath of Sept. Falwell's remarks, but said it grieved for the victims. Knight also called for the strengthening of state and federal marriage laws and the cessation of civil unions and domestic partnerships.
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Falwell: blame abortionists, feminists and gays
He believes that Allah wills him to destroy America, "the Great Satan. The great irony is that when we have been the victims of hate borne out of religious extremism, Falwell and Robertson seem to have no problem fomenting the same. This is about a few soldiers in Iraq who committed deplorable abuse toward the prisoners entrusted to their care. Robertson's remarks were based in theology familiar to and accepted by many conservative evangelical Christians, who believe the Bible teaches that God withdraws protection from nations that violate his will. And I agree totally with you that the Lord has protected us so wonderfully these years. Others simply repeat their remarks that gays, abortionists, the ACLU, and the People For the American Way should share in the blame for a spiritual vulnerability that allowed the attack to take place. Knight also blamed increasing tolerance toward gays in his column about the Iraqi prison abuse and Muslim hatred of the U.
But we ought to be very careful about pointing to any circumstance or any specific tragedy and say that this thing has happened because this is God's direct punishment. The great irony is that when we have been the victims of hate borne out of religious extremism, Falwell and Robertson seem to have no problem fomenting the same. Truth or Fiction March 17, Several conservative theologians and evangelists said in interviews yesterday that they agreed with the basic notion but rejected the idea that mere humans can ever know which particular sins lead to which particular tragedies. He said he did not intend to shift blame from the terrorists.