Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Robertson Repudiations (and not)

I've found the government's response to be rather tepid, but that is no surprise.

I've been pleasantly surprised by the level of response from many Evangelicals, but sadly, not all. I got off to a nice start this morning with this quote from APU's (holla!) own Kevin Mannoia in the LA Times:
"We complain about the Islamic fanatics making statements like that."...He (then) called Robertson's statement "an extreme, fanatical reaction that is not representative of the Christian faith in general and the evangelical movement in particular. It's out of line and inappropriate and should not be made by a serious person in a serious forum."
The New York Times noted:

The Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals said he and "most evangelical leaders" would disassociate themselves from such "unfortunate and particularly irresponsible" comments.

"It complicates circumstances for foreign missionaries and Christian aid workers overseas who are already perceived, wrongly, especially by leftists and other leaders, as collaborators with U.S. intelligence agencies," Mr. Cizik added.

But sadly, the Times went on to observe:

But other conservative Christian organizations remained silent, with leaders at the Traditional Values Coalition, the Family Research Council and the Christian Coalition saying they were too busy to comment.
That's more like it fellas! Way to confirm my suspicions!

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