Pat Robertson, president of the 700 Club has been in the news lately for some seemingly unChristian words. 1 CORINTHIANS 5:12-13 tells us that Christians have a resposiblity to keep other Christians in line, those who are doing things that harm the kingdom of God... an kind of accoutability if you will. Apparently some Christians are tired of the "Christian Public Figure's" actions and words and are calling him on the carpet over them. The petition reads:
Dear Rev. Robertson,
We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to ministry over the years, but we are now asking that you please retire or at least stop making unfounded, insane-sounding comments and trying to pass them off as mainstream Christian thought such as:
1. Calling for the assassination of foreign heads of state (Hugo Chavez).
2. Telling people God will abandon or punish/destroy them (Dover, PA residents) because they exercised their right to vote against intelligent design supporting school board members.
3. Saying that morbidly overweight, elderly heads of state (Ariel Sharon) have strokes as the result of punishments from God for seeking peace rather than simple cardiovascular disease.
Seriously Pat, you're embarrassing the rest of us Christians who are trying to demonstrate God's love and mercy to a broken world already suspicious of religion and religious people.
You can check out the petition by clicking here.