I'm trying to remember a disaster in recent history that Pat Robertson hasn't blamed on an angry God. Think about it... the AIDS virus was God's retribution for lascivious behavior in the gay community; the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were God's wake up call for America; the devastating earthquake in Haiti was caused by that island nation's "pact with the devil" a couple hundred years ago... The guy thinks every shitty thing that happens has God's holy fingerprints all over it, and since God did it, it must be deserved. Innocent bystanders should have stepped away from the sinful, by God.
Well, Pat's been asked about the recent trade move the Denver Broncos NFL team made in which they signed Peyton Manning and shipped uber-Christian Tim Tebow off to New York to play for the Jets. You wouldn't think such a player exchange would rank up there with those other "disasters", but in Pat Robertson's squinty little eyes any disrespect toward an overtly Christian person or ideal is grounds for one of his little tirades.
According to the transcript on Crooks and Liars, here's was ol' Pat had to say about the possibility God might smite Peyton and the Broncos:
"I think the Denver Broncos treated [Tebow] shabbily," Robertson explained on Thursday. "He won seven games. He brought them into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo -- I mean, Pittsburgh -- it was a tremendous victory."
He continued: "And you just ask yourself, OK, Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he's been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback -- and in my opinion, it would serve them right."
It's always bugged me when athletes pose, genuflect, or thank the gods for their athletic successes on the field, as if The Lord Hisself has money on the game and made sure that superstar receiver caught that Hail Mary pass to save the day for the home team... You never hear any of these testosterone sloshing steroid chuggin' monsters blaming God when they drop that same last second pass, do you? And Pat Robertson hardly ever weighs in with an opinion of that sort, that I can remember, blaming the wrath of God for a sinful player's failures. He usually just confines his silly shit condemnations for disasters that cost a lot of innocent lives, and doesn't worry his viewers with disparaging remarks when a team fails to cover the spread.
So now Pat's wishing a knee injury for Peyton and the Broncos because Timmy Tebow got the hook in Denver?
Someone should see if there's a sponsors list for The 700 Club we can contact...