Howard Dean Wants More 700 Love

ARGH. People who watch The 700 Club won’t vote for Democrats. They sit and listen to Pat Robertson say crazy shit week after week and don’t even change the channel. Get it together, man.

“Many observers say that AIDS is the hammer and gun of the homosexual movement, an effective vehicle to propel the homosexual agenda throughout every phase of our society.” — Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, June 20, 1990

“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.” —Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, March 18, 1992

“The strategy against the American radical left should be the same as General Douglas MacArthur employed against the Japanese in the Pacific... bypass their strongholds, then surround them, isolate them bombard them, then blast the individuals out of their power bunkers with hand-to-hand combat. The battle for Iwo Jima was not pleasant, but our troops won it. The battle to regain the soul of America won't be pleasant either, but we will win it.” — Pat Robertson's Perspective, April-May 1992

“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.” — Pat Robertson, fundraising letter, 1992

“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.” — Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 8, 1992

"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." — Interview with Molly Ivins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 14, 1993

“The radical left is doing everything they can to destroy the moral fiber of America. They want to do away with the family. I am absolutely persuaded one of the reasons so many lesbians are at the forefront of the pro-choice movement is because being a mother is the unique characteristic of womanhood, and these lesbians will never be mothers naturally, so they don't want anybody else to have that privilege either." — The 700 Club, May 18, 1993

“Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals — the two things seem to go together.” — Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 21, 1993

“If the widespread practice of homosexuality will bring about the destruction of your nation, if it will bring about terrorist bombs, if it'll bring about earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor, it isn't necessarily something we ought to open our arms to.” — Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, August 6, 1998

“[Terrorism] is happening because God Almighty is lifting his protection from us.” — September 13, 2001
He calls for the assassinations of world leaders. He blames natural disasters on gays. He is batshit fucking insane, and not only is it foolish to believe Dems will be able to cull voters from his brainless audience; it’s also patently offensive to those of us (women, the LGBT community, minorities), who are repeatedly and unapologetically slurred on his program, for the chair of the DNC to legitimize that backwater of televised lunacy by making appearances and going on about how the Dems share their fucking values. I certainly hope the Dems don’t share the values of The 700 Club creators and viewers. Because if they do, they don’t share mine.

And that has nothing to do with whether I call myself a Christian.

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