Pat Robertson Speaks Out on Ten Commandments
- Friday, April 02, 2004
Pat Robertson sees a reverse revolution taking place in the United States that is unlike anything the world has experienced.
Typically throughout history, whether in France, Russia or even in colonial America, the populace has risen up against the elite class, not the other way around.
Not this time. Now it's the Christian majority who are feeling the heat from what Robertson calls a liberal vendetta against Christianity.
"Ours is the only society in history where the elites have turned against the prevailing culture," he said during a recent interview . "The intellectual elites, the think tanks, universities and big foundations have turned against God and Christianity."
Exhibit A in this trial against Christian culture is the recent assault against the Ten Commandments, said Robertson, a religious leader with a law degree who presents his case in his new book, The Ten Offenses.
The author lays out how a minority in this country have taken what God meant for blessing and turned into a list of 10 punishments, to the point that the Ten Commandments are being removed from government sites and public places one stone tablet at a time.
Whereas some Christian leaders focus much of their ridicule on the media, Robertson takes a different tact. Make no mistake, he still blames the media for much of what is wrong with the western world, but the real bad guys - and gals - sit in five mighty seats in Washington D.C.
They don't wear black hats, but black robes.
"The guilty party in all this, No. 1 among several, would be the federal judiciary," he said, pinpointing his attack on the Supreme Court. "They have led the charge and it's shameful what they have done."
Robertson railed against a number of Supreme Court justices who he thinks bring a left-of-center agenda to the bench.
"We just need to get three different (justices) in there and then we just reverse all of it," he said, referring to court decisions that have favored a liberal outline. "A couple of these justices have got to retire."
And when they do, Robertson prays that a conservative president - specifically George W. Bush - is there to fill the openings with conservative replacements.
Robertson's wrath, however, is not limited to the judicial branch of government. He also blames Congress for allowing the courts to take control of the country.
"The constitution intended for the legislature to have the largest share of power in the federal government, and the legislature has abdicated its role," he said.
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