Abercrombie seeks unlikely redemption from Christian Right

Pat Robertson undoubtedly anticipates a fiery afterlife for the ex-Congressman

A March 21st story in the Star Bulletin entitled “Broadcaster Robertson speaks highly of Aiona on ‘700 Club’ features this curious response from the Abercrombie camp:

Former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, who has never listed a religious preference, said he hopes also to draw from the “faith-based community.”

“We believe Neil Abercrombie will have a strong appeal to people of faith based on the common values they share,” said Abercrombie’s spokeswoman.

Really? Let’s take a closer look at some of those “common values.”

According to Pat Robertson, Neil’s wife, Nancie Caraway, may actually be a witch.

Feminism (Neil’s wife is a staunch feminist and author of Segregated Sisterhood.)

He (Robertson) has described feminism as a “socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism  and become lesbians.” The Washington Post, August 23, 1992.)

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Abortion (Neil has voted in favor of late term partial-birth abortions)

Roberson: “It is my feeling that no crazed terrorists hiding out in mountain caves on the border of Afghanistan can threaten America. It is my firm conviction that Supreme Court decisions which have led to the wanton slaughter of 40 million unborn … [pose] graver dangers in the decades to come than the terrorists which our great nation has defeated in Afghanistan and Iraq.” (Letter to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, May 2005)

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Same Sex Marriage (Neil, an advocate for gay rights, voted against the Defense of Marriage Act)

Robertson stated that the acceptance of homosexuality could result in hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist bombings  and “possibly a meteor.” (Common Dreams Newswire, June 24, 1998)

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Liberal College Professors (Both Neil and Nancie are left-leaning PhD’s)

Robertson went on to say that the 101 professors named in the book are only but a few of “thirty to forty thousand” left-wing professors in the United States, all of whom he accused of being “racists, murderers, sexual deviants and supporters of Al-Qaeda,” further labeling them as “termites that have worked into the woodwork of our academic society.” (On the March 21, 2006 broadcast of The 700 Club,)

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Israel (Neil consistantly votes with the Palistinians, even terrorists like Hamas)

Pat Robertson suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s recent stroke was the result of Sharon’s policy, which he claimed is “dividing God’s land.” Robertson said that Sharon’s illness was possibly retribution from God for his recent drive to give more land to the Palestinians. He also claimed former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s 1995 assassination may have occurred for the same reason. (January 5, 2006 Christian Broadcasting Network)

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Considering that Abercrombie is being condemed as a murdering, sexual deviant termite, who supports Al-Qaeda and is married to a lesbian witch, making him personally responsible for hurricanes, earthquakes and possibly meteors; Neil should lower his expectations with, at least, the Robertson brand of church goers.

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3 responses

  1. “at least with the Robertson brand of followers” is right. There are progressive faith based orgs, like FACEHawaii. http://www.facehawaii.org/who-we-are/. With a membership base of 27 institutions on Oahu, 24 on Maui, and one statewide: 38 churches, a Buddhist temple, 2 Jewish congregations, 10 community groups and non-profit organizations, and one labor union. FACE represents over 40,000 people statewide who reflect the cultural and socio-economic diversity of our community.
    The focus is on social justice, equality, and eliminating poverty.

    Neil and Dan Inouye spoke at a FACE meeting I attended, at Holy Family Catholic church. Inspirational to see all the different faiths together and holding politicians accountable to humanitarian goals. Yeah, it’s fun to make fun of fanatics. Sink to their level? Nah.

    • I’m guessing that Neil comes up short on the Christian community as a whole by about 10 to 1. The “progressive” end of the party may be a little too far out there for the huge moderate middle ground.

  2. It is interesting to note that this article, now over two years old, is invoked by my critics as “when he called Neil’s wife a witch.” They either missed the point, or are just plain assholes…probably both.

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