In defense of me
Update: To all my lovely readers - thank you for your loyalty. I would like to let you know that the poster here is a friend of mine. We have a history of agreeing about somethings and disagreeing about others; like this subject. I respect him. I just felt the need to defend myself in this issue.
I'm not asking you to censure yourself. Comment as you see fit. I did want you to know that this isn't a crackpot. He's a friend.
The forum - facebook
The subject - a post of this article
I am going to repost the article here as I can't defend myself without talking about it.
In a March interview in The New York Times, conservative evangelist Pat Robertson said he "absolutely" supports the initiative on the ballot in Colorado that would regulate marijuana like alcohol.
"I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," Robertson said. "If people can go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of alcohol and drink it at home legally, then why do we say that the use of this other substance is somehow criminal?"
We're proud to announce the unveiling of the above billboard in Grand Junction highlighting Robertson's endorsement of the initiative. We hope you'll use the buttons below to share the billboard with friends and family — then sign up on the right to join our campaign!
My comment:I hate this. I do not ever want to be on the same side as this man. His moral compass is so far off, it's scary. I want marijuana legalized but I'm not getting in bed with evil to make it happen.
Posters response: Sound like the worst fundamentalist, Ms Judy. Wars are justified with such attitudes. What has he done that is so unforgivable for you? Murdered your child? You tax dollars have paid for many child murders.
MY DEFENSE OF ME
Refusing to be "proud" that a man whom I have contempt for is willing to finally admit marijuana shouldn't be treated differently than alcohol makes me a fundamentalist in this persons eyes.
Wow. Just wow.
What has he done that is so unforgivable?
He has a television forum that he uses to verbally attack - I can't even come up with a general word for those he attacks - it's too random.
I could spend a lot of time on links, etc. But I'll just give you this one.
If you go there you will find quotes where he attacks and or condemns:
-the separation of church and state
-Hindus, Muslims, Episcopaleans, Methodists, Presbytarians
And I'm supposed to be PROUD because this man would vote to regulate marijuana?
He's going to have to do a hell of a lot more than that to make me proud of him.
The poster states: Wars are justified with such attitudes.
IMHO men like this one who would obviously like to oppress anyone who disagrees with them are the ones most likely to start wars and we should watch them vigilantly - not align ourselves with them. I'm not saying censure him or take him off of tv. But to be PROUD that he is - is what - on our side, as it were - I don't think so.
The poster states: (Has he) Murdered your child?
No, he hasn't. And that would be heinous. But it is not the only evil thing he can do. I do not live in a world where the only evil committed is the murder of children.
Using your public forum to attempt to make life more difficult for various groups of people you disagree with is evil. Using your public forum to try to rewrite history and remove our constitution-given protection of the separation of church and state is evil.
Many things are evil.
Lastly the poster states: Your tax dollars have paid for many child murders.
What is the meaning of this statement? I forgive my government which has murdered children so I should forgive Pat Robertson who hasn't?
Uh - I don't forgive my government for murdering children.
And I don't need to forgive Pat Robertson. He doesn't want or need my forgiveness.
I also will NOT BE ALIGNING MYSELF WITH HIM.
To all my regular readers - don't fret. I will be back with the usual silliness on Tuesday. Hope you have fun this weekend. I plan to.
Editted to add - if you post a comment and I don't respond right away - it's because I'm out of town until Sunday.