A blogger’s prayer

A blogger’s prayer
: Let us pray:

O, Lord, please make Pat Robertson shut up.

You know all his dangerous, hateful, bigoted idiocies.

His latest is to get his poor followers to pray to You to get three U.S. Supreme Court justices to retire. (And only You know what is truly in his dark heart, Lord: He wants them to die.)

Pat Robertson sullies Your name whenever he opens his mouth. He utters idiocies, such as his latest (for he does not understand that trying to involve the state in religion only endangers the freedom to worship You; he does not understand that when religion mixes with governance, the end result is the tyranny of an ayatollah). He utters hateful bile about your children: your gay children, you Muslim children, your liberal children.

He’s a dope, Lord.

So please find a way to muzzle him, Lord. Show him a burning bush and the errors of his ways. Make him become a contemplative monk. Make him become an insurance salesman. Anything. Just please, stop him from speaking in Your name. Shut him up.

Thank you, Lord.


  • alison


  • Steve Regn

    Why would you pray to a God whose commandments you want to have removed from the courthouse? Why would you pray to a God whose sexual design for his creation you disdain? Oh, I get it. You’re just being sarcastic. Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll be able to explain all this scoffing away on Judgement Day. Pat might have less to explain, though.

  • Mitch H.

    Steve, have you noticed that Jeff is rather religious? If you have, and just disagree with his religious beliefs, piss off. If not, please ponder the possibility that not all people who believe in a God believe in exactly the same way that you do (or do not, if you’re just being a contrarian secularist smartass).
    Jeff, you might want to revise that bit after “And only You know what is truly in his dark heart”. If only God knows, the next bit ought to be “we can only suppose that he wants them to die”. Elsewise it contradicts the assertion that only God can know what is truly in another

  • Bubbles

    Steve, posted by alison: [email protected], sounds like an AOL user. Sad, mad, and dangerously ignorant.

  • Bubbles

    Whoops, my mistake. Steve’s the moron, not alison. My Apologies Alison.

  • KMK

    Didn’t Dennis Miller do a rant on the Religious Right, labeling Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Oliver North a group of “modern-day Torquemadas” who “can’t wait to seize the reins and begin slaughtering the nonbelievers.”
    On a legal note, how would the laws governing incitement apply, if at all, to say a lone nut who took this latest speech by Robertson to open hunting season on the supreme court? Just wondering.

  • linden

    KMK I’ve been wondering the exact same thing.
    Oh, and Pat Robertson has financial connections to Osama Bin Laden by way of Liberia. Pattyboy also doesn’t want Taylor deposed… I wonder why.

  • Frank

    Well, personally…I don’t think Jeff needs to be as worried as Pat does. Pat Robertson would just be one more comic act, if it weren’t that so many people actually take him seriously.
    Actually, many many years ago I can remember coming acrossed a section in the Seattle Gay news called: “Fallwel’s Follies”. It seems I’m not the only one who finds them hillarious.
    They sully God’s good name. At least the blogger who wrote the piece doesn’t try to sell himself as God’s messenger.