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Right Wing Watch captured a charming moment with Pat Robertson on The 700 Club. The video clip answers that age old question: Just how out of touch can one man be?

Apparently our renowned evangelist has never attended a church picnic. Robertson is a lot like that proverbial sweet, kind, well-meaning, out of touch racist uncle except mean instead of well-meaning and without the sweet and kind part.

Daniel Kurtzman compiled this top 10 list of stupid Pat Robertson quotes. Watch out, your head might explode

10. “Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society. Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court.” –Pat Robertson

9. “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.” –Pat Robertson

8. “I would warn Orlando that you’re right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don’t think I’d be waving those flags in God’s face if I were you, This is not a message of hate — this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It’ll bring about terrorist bombs; it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor.” –Pat Robertson, on “gay days” at Disneyworld

7. “(T)he 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

6. “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

5. “I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don’t wonder why he hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for his help because he might not be there.” –Pat Robertson, after the city of Dover, Pennsylvania voted to boot the current school board, which instituted an intelligent design policy that led to a federal trial

4. “God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says ‘This is my land,’ and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, ‘No, this is mine.’ … He was dividing God’s land. And I would say, ‘Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations, or the United States of America.’ God says, ‘This land belongs to me. You better leave it alone.'” –Pat Robertson, on why Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke

3. “Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up” –Pat Robertson, on nuking the State Department

2. “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. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war … We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don’t need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It’s a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.” –Pat Robertson, calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

1. “It may be a blessing in disguise. … Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. Haitians were originally under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal. Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other.” –Pat Robertson, on the earthquake in Haiti that destroyed the capital and killed tens of thousands of people, Jan. 13, 2010

Hard to believe this guy isn’t running for the Republican nomination again. He’d be a shoo in with the current field.
– Iron Filing



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    How about Cain spouting similar rhetoric “We should have more scrutiny of people in Airports who look like Muslims. Muslims are the ones killing us.” Seems that the Islam Religion caught on pretty well in the prisons. Wonder what percentage of the prison inmates look like the Middle Easterners? Seems to me Cain is too young to remember the Jim Crow laws.

    My step father lived until 101, dying in 2005. “no black people should go to college. All the problems you single women have are from not having a husband.” I was so hoping the bigotry would end with his death.

    Friday, November 25, 2011 at 5:34 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Filing wrote:

    You can call me a hopeless optimist, but I believe that the arc of human history points to slow but growing compassion and respect among peoples.
    When I was 10 in 1961 a group of Freedom Riders stopped in my hometown of Rock Hill, SC. John Lewis and Albert Bigelow were savagely beaten by a white mob.
    Recently I drove back to Rock Hill for a wonderful old friends funeral. I was pleasantly surprised that my home town now greets vistors with a sign that says, “Rock Hill, a City With No Room for Racism.”
    Human relations in Rock Hill have changed but not every individual made progress despite the transformation of us as a whole.
    I take sincere comfort in my belief that each generation is more compassionate than the one before. Part of that progress is the simple fact that individuals die. We all hope to improve the world. The fact that some do that by exiting the world is strangely a cause for hope in my view.

    Friday, November 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    Actually, number 6 is right out of the Bible, and is one of the 24 rules that my church is based on. As a rule we treat our wives with respect, dignity, compassion, as equal partners. We also have women that hold church services, and next year a woman will be officiating at my wedding. It’s only a “wacked” out saying when used to dominate woman and treat them as objects, as more or less was codified in many places here in the U.S. about 100 years ago.

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    Oh, yes, the rest are totally “wacked”

    Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink