Apparently The News Hasn't Reached Mainstream Yet

According to a story on OneNewsNow, the American Family Assn. "news" site, Pat Robertson is stepping down from his role at the Christian Broadcasting Network - he hosts The 700 Club there - and letting his son Gordon run things as chief executive officer. (Nice to know that nepotism is alive and well in the ultra-religious community!)

Pat's pulled one boner after another over the past six years or so, having claimed (along with Falwell) that the ACLU, abortionists, feminists, gays and lesbians and pagans were responsible for the 9/11 attacks; having called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez; and most recently having endorsed formerly-pro-abortion adulterer Rudy Giuliani for president. So his credibility with just about everybody, including the religious right, is just about zero. Rev. Wiley Drake, former VP of the Southern Baptist Convention (the backbone organization of the fundamentalists), has called for a boycott of The 700 Club in the wake of Robertson's endorsement; Randy Thomasson, head of the Campaign for Children and Families (and I think a former American Family Assn. "news" writer), said Robertson's leading conservatives "astray" with the endorsement; and even Doug Patton, a major reactionary with GOP-USA, has commented that, "Apparently, Pat didn't get the memo that Rudy stands for all the things he (Robertson) has claimed to oppose with every fiber of his being for the last forty years."

But while Pat's stepping down as CEO of CBN, he's staying on as chairman of the board, and will also continue as president of Regent University, where he'll continue to shape young minds that are too soft to think well for themselves.


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