Saturday, December 03, 2005

Pat Robertson

My friend ModFab had this to say in the comments of the last post:

"From where I sit, it seems that nearly all American Christians are complicit...they may not agree with the crazy things that Pat Robertson says, but are not taking visible steps to remove him from his media empire or his voice as a Christian leader."

I've tried explaining that Pat's not really in any kind of formal position of leadership from which he can be removed. He just has enough money to buy television time -- just like Bill Maher, Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, et al.

A couple of questions:

1. Do any of you actually listen to and/or give much credence to anything Pat Robertson says? Why or why not?

2. Is there anything "American Christians" can do to hold someone like Pat Robertson accountable?