What Would Jesus Coup?

6:30 PM -- If you thought it was a bit strange when Jewish "militants" last month put a "Pulsa Denora" death curse on Ariel Sharon... well, the God Squadders just got even odder.

On yesterday's 700 Club broadcast, Pat Robertson, self-appointed defender of American morals, openly called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Pat opined:

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.

Now, Red Panda doesn't know about this "doctrine of assassination" either – is that in Leviticus? – but Pat must have a good reason for wanting to duck the Sixth Commandment, right?

Sure, he spells it out: "He's going to make [Venezuela] a launching pad for Communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent." Boy, does that sound familiar!

In case you're thinking there might be some repercussions from the unprovoked assassination of a democratically elected head of state, worry not, Pat has the answer: "I don't think any oil shipments will stop." Whew!

Now, Red Panda doesn't wanna go too far out on a limb here, but he thinks this guy might just be a little nuts. Although, in the interests of full disclosure, RP actually began to suspect this a while back, when the Good Reverend starting praying for God to strike down Supreme Court justices.

Anyway, at least no one that goofy is actually running the country, right? — Red Panda, Prayer Offender, Light Reading

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