An Open Letter To The People Keeping Pat Robertson On The Air

To whom it may concern:

Pat Robertson, seen here praying that ugly women might be miraculously turned into hotties....

Pat Robertson, seen here praying that ugly women might be miraculously turned into hotties….

I consider myself a Christian, but I don’t watch your show. I have seen bits and pieces of your programing on the very rare times I happen to flip through the channels while The 700 Club is on TV, and most of those times I have found myself hastily turning the channel out of pure frustration. As frustrated as I get when I have seen your political commentary or your stories profiling people who were in difficult financial situations and then their finances “miraculously” turned around after giving money to The 700 Club (or your parent company, The Christian Broadcasting Network), I am still pretty sure that the people who work for you genuinely believe they are trying to do the right thing. And as much as it sometimes feels like you are actually a false flag for the Christian Church, determined to make us look as stupid as possible, I am certain that some of the money that comes into your organization goes toward helping people who are genuinely in need.

Though I disagree with so many of the things you do, I am sure that you believe that you are doing your show out of a place of wanting to represent Jesus to the world. It is with this knowledge that I make the following request: Please. PLEASE turn Pat Robertson’s microphone off.

He has done enough harm. I think I speak for most clear-minded and rational followers of Jesus when I suggest that his time as the patriarch and the main mouthpiece of your organization should be at its end. Over the years, Mr. Robertson has prayed for the deaths of liberal judges on the courts, he has blamed all sorts of natural disasters (hurricanes in Florida and even the earthquake in Haiti) on God’s judgement for an area’s sins, he has claimed that feminism leads to witchcraft, he has joked about wife-beating as a way of making your wife respect you, he has even suggested that the state department should be nuked. And now this:

For those of you who can’t or choose not to watch the video, here is an excerpt of what he has said:

“A woman came to a preacher that I know, and she was awful looking. I mean, her hair was all torn up and she was overweight and looked terrible, clothes bad and everything. And she said, ‘Oh, Reverend, what can I do? My husband has started to drink.’ And the preacher looked at her and said, ‘Madam, if I was married to you I’d start to drink too.’ We need to cultivate romance, darling! … You always have to keep that spark of love alive. It just isn’t something to just lie there, ‘Well, I’m married to him so he’s got to take me slatternly looking.’ You’ve got to fix yourself up, look pretty.”

"Take it easy, Champ. Why don't you sit this next one out.... stop talking for a while."

“Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out…. stop talking for a while.”

This latest diatribe blaming ugly women for uninterested husbands is just one more example of how Pat is hurting the reputation, not just of Christians, but of Jesus. And this is not acceptable. Do you understand how serious this is? When you provide this man a mouthpiece to speak to the world, you are hurting the reputation of Jesus. Christians have a bad enough reputation as it is–We don’t need Pat Robertson, as a vocal and visible leader of the Church, working to make the world even more sure that Christians are all full of crap. I am not trying to be disrespectful. I am aware that he is getting old and may be losing some mental clarity, but the rest of you are not going through the early stages of dementia. It’s time to say, “Pat. Thank you for your service. We love you, we respect you, and we honor your lifetime of service–You got some things right and some things wrong, just like the rest of us. But now it’s time to stop talking.”

Please stop hurting the Church. Please stop making Christians look even worse (if that’s possible). Please stop hurting the reputation of Jesus. Please take Pat Robertson off the air. Thank you.

Sincerely, The Boeskool

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10 Responses to An Open Letter To The People Keeping Pat Robertson On The Air

  1. Anon says:

    And not just him, half or more of the people on TBN need to go too. They are a huge embarrassment. They make their money off the backs of the poor, sick and elderly. Televangelists are on the grift as a rule and live high on the hog while their followers believe in them and can barely scrape five dollars together to send them. These poor donors are the ones supporting their high flying lifestyles. One of these preachers has 5 Lear jets. How much money could be made off of one of those to feed and clothe the poor?

  2. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been feeling this way for a long time. The idea, as you said, that this man is still allowed to be such a public ‘spokesman’ for Jesus makes me want to weep and scream and rend my clothes. I hope your letter gets CBN’s attention.

  3. Amanda says:

    So so so true. He makes me squeamish.

  4. Eric Howard says:

    My father used to say, “If you don’t say anything people may think you’re stupid… your mouth and remove all doubt”………..Some people are not smart enough to keep their mouths shut.

  5. Sandbur says:

    If you say that you are being punished because of the LGBT folks you might be right – not because they exist but because of your hatred toward them!

  6. Godschild says:

    We are not called to judge – Judge not, that ye be not judged. For God so loved the WHOLE world. All are precious in the sight of God …for God is love. (Matt 7:1, John 3:16, John 4:8) There are those who perish, but only because they have allowed their own characters to become darkened and unfit for heaven. God loves all sinners and desires that all come to repentance. It breaks God’s heart when we treat each other harshly and without love. Though all despise us, hate us, and reject us, yet will we cling to our savior of love, peace, and hope.

  7. SO SAD! says:

    At 1st I thought is was my imagination. But this man is such a racist and the cast use to look uncomfortable when he would rant and rave of poor people, gays, blacks lately they have joined in on his foolishness . Please discontinue this show!!!!! This show should be about spirituality instead its always an attack on the President. He will pay dearly for his hatred of others–and at his age sooner than later. PAT THE KKK IN 2014

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