Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson calls for assassination of Chavez

This article describes Pat Robertson's call for the assasination of Venezuelan Preseident Hugo Chavez. This is just plain wrong. If he is guilty of crimes then he should be captured and tried. (Chavez, I mean - although that is true for Robertson too.) Robertson is reported as saying “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don’t think any oil shipments will stop.”

Christians need to distance themselves from this sort of rhetoric.

1 comment:

Ron Hatton said...

I agree with you on this, Bob. Just saying that it is cheaper to kill someone than start a war says that that person's life is cheap. Every life has been bought by the blood of Christ, whether they respond to that gift or not. The devil works his evil through many people in this world, and I believe the only way he can work in and through them is if they allow him to. But they are still a precious life, and able to respond to His gift while they have life. "Due process" is always preferable to assassination.