[Paleopsych] AP: Pat Robertson Warns Town Of Disaster Over School Board Vote

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Pat Robertson Warns Town Of Disaster Over School Board Vote 
Thursday, November 10, 2005 · Last updated 8:03 p.m. PT
[Thanks to Laird for this.]


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of 
a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they 
"voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored 
teaching intelligent design.

All eight Dover, Pa., school board members up for re-election were defeated 
Tuesday after trying to introduce "intelligent design" - the belief that the 
universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power - as an 
alternative to the theory of evolution.

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your 
area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city," Robertson said 
on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club."

Eight families had sued the district, claiming the policy violates the 
constitutional separation of church and state. The federal trial concluded days 
before Tuesday's election, but no ruling has been issued.

Later Thursday, Robertson issued a statement saying he was simply trying to 
point out that "our spiritual actions have consequences."

"God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye 
forever," Robertson said. "If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend 
they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them."

Robertson made headlines this summer when he called on his daily show for the 
assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

In October 2003, he suggested that the State Department be blown up with a 
nuclear device. He has also said that feminism encourages women to "kill their 
children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

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