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You know, there’s a law – what about a law that says it’s a federal crime to attack somebody because of his religious beliefs? Not a chance!

Pat Robertson, The 700 Club 50 Comments [11/12/2009 12:38:57 PM]
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Tiger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_crime_laws_in_the_United_States#1969_Federal_Hate_Crimes_Law
"The 1969 Federal Hate Crimes Law 18 U.S.C. § 245(b)(2), permits federal prosecution of anyone who 'willingly injures, intimidates or interferes with another person, or attempts to do so, by force because of the other person's race, color, religion or national origin'"

11/4/2009 8:23:08 AM

CailinBan

I'd be the first to admit I'm not an expert on US law but I bet it's illegal to attack anybody for any reason.

11/12/2009 12:41:06 PM

refuter of fundy vermin

Pat wants the right to attack anyone who isn't a fundy like him. Fuck him.

11/12/2009 12:45:14 PM

Mathew

You are so full of shit.

11/12/2009 12:45:56 PM

Wehpudicabok

Not only is it a federal crime, but a federal hate crime! You get the same protections as gays! Huh.

Oh, Pat Robertson, how proud you are of your ignorance.

11/12/2009 12:55:20 PM

Doctor Whom

You know, there’s a law, meaning that it's publicly accessible – what about finding out what it actually says before spouting such ill-informed nonsense? Not a chance!

11/12/2009 1:00:20 PM

Cagoguy

What a moron.

11/12/2009 1:01:04 PM

emau99

Really, Pat? Really?

Are you sure?

11/12/2009 1:24:15 PM

Hallo Hallo

It is so scary to think that people were voting for him in the 90s.

11/12/2009 1:24:52 PM

Mister Spak

What about a law that says it's a federal crime for you to attack someone because of your beliefs?

11/12/2009 1:34:56 PM

Danny Noonan

I am shocked that a fundie is out of touch with reality.

11/12/2009 1:44:40 PM

aaa

We already have them, you retard.

11/12/2009 2:14:41 PM

Zoo

O_O

Have you been living under a rock under your other rock?

11/12/2009 2:32:32 PM

MK

Huh. Pat Robertson displaying a complete lack of knowledge about federal law. What were the odds? If they were the same as me winning tonight's lottery, you can bet I'd buy a ticket or 700.

11/12/2009 2:36:26 PM

Thejebusfire

Even when I was a christian, I couldn't understand why people took the 700 Club seriously.

11/12/2009 2:40:32 PM

Brianisha

Oh dear, put your money where your mouth is Pat, just because youre a well known televangelist that spews whatever most christian fundies want to hear, doesn't make it right. Oh yeah, Id like to see you try. You would be out a few million dollars. twat.

11/12/2009 2:55:59 PM

John

what about a law that says it’s a federal crime to attack somebody because of his religious beliefs?

Sure there is. It's illegal to attack anyone. And if you do it because of someone's religion, that's a hate crime ... you know, that thing fundies bitch about when it's applied to attacking gays.

11/12/2009 3:07:55 PM

Old Viking

Is this the very same Pat Robertson who said that the world would end in 1982?

11/12/2009 3:23:18 PM

Pule Thamex

Pat Robertson is wrong? Shocker.

11/12/2009 4:07:35 PM

Doubting Thomas

So even if there were no law to prosecute someone for physically attacking Christians for being Christians (which there is), how does that justify not passing a law to protect homosexuals or anyone else? Change the hate crimes law to protect everyone and problem solved.

Poor widdle Cwistians always being persecuted and attacked in this country by the 20% minority...

11/12/2009 4:07:39 PM

Thinking Allowed

Hey Pat, I just got a case of this stuff. Do you need a bottle?


11/12/2009 4:08:11 PM

I read about the afterlife

It's a federal crime to attack anyone...Dipshit. Also, if it is hate crimes that you are referring to -- religious beliefs are included.


All in all, epic fail.

11/12/2009 6:10:59 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

It just passed..its the same hate crimes bill that you opposed.

11/12/2009 7:14:53 PM



Oh sure using the dictionary definition of "attack" he's wrong, but Pat and all Christians know that "attack" really means "disagree." He wants to criminalize blasphemy.

11/12/2009 7:26:48 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

That was set up in 1969. Not gonna get taken down, either.

11/12/2009 7:33:28 PM
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