[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
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