[Paleopsych] FOXNews: Robertson: God May Smite Down Town That Voted Out Anti-Evolution School Board

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Robertson: God May Smite Down Town That Voted Out Anti-Evolution School Board

    Friday, November 11, 2005

    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

    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

    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

    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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