Perspectives on Race

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Pat Robertson & Rush Limbaugh

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Recently, I was looking up articles on Haiti to see if there has been any kind of improvement and i came across an article about the evangelist Pat Robertson and radio host Rush Limbaugh. Robertson said that the Haitians deserved what they got because they are devil worshipers and Limbaugh said that Obama will just use the earthquake to make himself look better with the black community. Then the article went on to say all the other horrible things these men have said. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pat Robertson agreed with Jerry Falwell that God allowed the attacks to occur because of America’s moral decay. After Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005, he suggested God was angry over abortion. That year, he also called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. In 2006 Robertson claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had a stroke because he tried to make peace with the Palestinians. And Robertson once said that gay marriage would lead to child molestation. Limbaugh once told a black caller on his radio show to “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.” On another occasion he asked his audience: “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?” And in recent years, he has enjoyed playing the song “Barack the Magic Negro” on the air. When I read these statements I was just in shock that people could be so heartless.

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Written by cristyb7513

April 11, 2010 at 3:36 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I am so appalled at what this man said. I do not know what gives him the right to know what actions and for what reasons God does things. I do not know why these attacks happen but in the case of Haiti and Katrina I do not think God was angry at the people. All I see is that people that would not have care before are getting together, putting their lives on hold to go help. These people were in really bad conditions and it had to take something big to get the attention of the ones who were living in great conditions. I am a strong Christian and I know from my personal experience that God does not punish. There are consequences for our actions and He teaches us so we learn from them.

    emefad

    April 12, 2010 at 2:39 am


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