Christian TV preacher blames Las Vegas massacre on Trump critics ‘disrespecting’ him

Christian TV preacher blames Las Vegas massacre on Trump critics 'disrespecting' him
Pat Robertson: 'Profound Disrespect' for Trump to Blame for Vegas Massacre
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Gee, for 8 years Robertson and his fellow wingnuts accused Obama of everything imaginable, including wanting to round up Christians and put them into concentration camps, being a secret Muslim and a Marxist, a Manchurian candidate put in place to destroy the country. They even accused him of ordering that nuclear bombs be dropped on Charleston, South Carolina. Funny, I don’t remember Robertson ever once using those ridiculous attacks on Obama as an example of “disrespect for authority” that caused mass shootings. I wonder what the difference could be…There’s prophetic presidential language for you.

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Pat Robertson Blames Las Vegas Massacre on 'Disrespect' for President Trump, National Anthem (Video)

Nonpartisan group New America, revealed in 2015 what many have already known. Between 2001 and 2015, more Americans have been murdered by homegrown or domestic terrorists than Islamist terrorists. Paddock’s actions are nothing new to critics like Hughley, who claimed Americans pose a greater threat to the U.S. than the nation’s presumed enemies.

Yes, Pat Robertson blamed the Vegas shooting on 'disrespect' for Trump and the national anthem

Pat Robertson: 'Profound Disrespect' for Trump to Blame for Vegas Massacre
Pat Robertson: 'Profound Disrespect' for Trump to Blame for Vegas Massacre

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Pat Roberson blames Las Vegas massacre on 'disrespect' for Trump
Pat Roberson blames Las Vegas massacre on 'disrespect' for Trump

Toggle navigationHomeAbout NonreligiousPat Robertson Explains the Vegas Slaughter October 3, 2017 by Ed Brayton 0 Comments {COUNT} The worst mass shooting in American history left more than 50 people dead and over 400 injured, but thank goodness we have Christian con man and Crypt Keeper cosplayer Pat Robertson to explain it all to us. It’s all because of disrespect for Donald Trump.

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Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.Hughley and other political pundits may have hit a nerve with house republicans. The Chicago Tribune reports the NRA-backed bill to soften regulations on silencers has been “shelved indefinitely.”

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“There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system,” he said. “All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”

Given the circumstances, I’m afraid that says more about Trump than Robertson.

Pat Robertson frequently plays the part of the dumb, uninspired cousin of Balaam’s donkey. Unlike Balaam’s donkey, Robertson’s speech is not being directed by God. Pat Robertson speaks for Pat Robertson and frequently lies about God in the process.”‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” story has become a staple of the satirical newspaper.

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Commentary: You have been warned, Pat Robertson — cut out the talk of Vegas shooting as punishment from God

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Pat Robertson Blames LV Shooting On People Who 'Disrespect' Trump

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Christian TV preacher blames Las Vegas massacre on Trump critics 'disrespecting' him
Christian TV preacher blames Las Vegas massacre on Trump critics 'disrespecting' him
Having killed at least 59 people and wounding over 500 more, the shooter’s motives are still unclear. The authorities’ lack of knowledge at this point hasn’t deterred Pat Robertson from claiming that he knows the overarching motive behind the Vegas shooting and any and all other violence being enacted in our country. According to the founder of the 700 Club, the mass murder in Vegas was caused by disrespect for Donald Trump, veterans, and government institutions, as well as the NFL players’ disrespect of the flag and national anthem.”The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect of our President, all across this nation.recent study revealed that religious people are meaner and less generous than their non-religious brethren. Then there’s the long history of God-fearing men and women hurting their fellow human beings—like stopping the poor and the marginalized from getting the healthcare they need. But Robertson isn’t the first to have a simplified hot take about a very heartbreaking, complicated matter, and he likely won’t be the last.var width = screen.width; var screen_size = ”; if (width < 768) { screen_size = [[320, 50], [300, 250]]; } else if (width >= 768 && width < 928) { screen_size = [[728, 90]]; } else if (width >= 928 && width < 1200) { screen_size = [[928, 180]]; } else { screen_size = [[728, 90], [920, 90], [970, 90], [970, 250], [1255, 300], [1600, 520]]; } googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot('/9337805/Metro_Article_728x90_TOP', screen_size, 'div-gpt-ad-1453148115652-0') .addService(googletag.pubads()) .setTargeting("url", window.parent.location); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1453148115652-0'); }); -->   Choose Your City Change City I want news Only from

Robertson was referring to the ongoing controversy between Trump and NFL players who are taking a knee during the U.S. national anthem to protest police brutality and racism.

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more than once. Trump has rewarded Robertson with exclusive interviews, both before and after the election.

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“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening?” he asked. “The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”
During a televised sermon with The 700 Club, Robertson addressed why violence seems to be on the rise within the U.S. Instead of talking about the heightened political climate, lacking gun control laws, or sociocultural contributing factors, Robertson pointed the finger somewhere else. He blamed people who dislike President Donald Trump and kneel during the national anthem.

mass shooting in Las Vegas on a culture of disrespect and secularism that he believes has taken root in America.

Will we just get over the loss of 59 lives in a matter of days and move on like nothing happened or will we fight for stricter gun control laws? This incident goes to show where the administration lacks any morality and where action needs to be taken.

“Until there is biblical authority,” Robertson continued, “there has to be some controlling authority in our society and there is none. And when there is no vision of God, the people run amok … and we have taken from the American people the vision of God, the whole idea of reward and punishment, an ultimate judge of all our actions, we’ve taken that away. When there is no vision of God, the people run amok.”Photo credit: Right Wing Watch – YouTube "There has to be some controlling authority in our society."Pat Robertson isn’t one to let a national tragedy go by without making some sort of announcement about how it’s an act of biblical proportions.

Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past eventsA peaceful Sunday night turned deadly when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, armed with multiple assault rifles, open fired on an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window, slaughtering at least 59 people.

“To you folks that is just a large field,” he said over the speaker system. “But for me it is where the motherhouse of the Sisters of Saint Joseph stood, until the hurricane destroyed it. The wonderful community of nuns who taught me lived there, but now they have had to disperse.”
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Jon Levine | October 3, 2017 @ 5:56 AM As Americans’ struggled to make sense of the massacre in Las Vegas that left at least 59 dead and more than 527 injured, one man sought answers from a higher power — Pat Robertson.Robertson blamed the carnage on the furthering divide between church and state, arguing the Godless Americans had angered God, who then chose not to protect America on Sept. 11, 2001.

Huffington Post — which still does some straight news reporting — was among them.While most sane people would blame the gunman for his actions, TV preacher Pat Robertson says the massacre in Las Vegas was caused by a number of things, including the athletes who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.

Sin begets sin, no doubt. And our country has many sins to answer for. However, out of all the heinous sins committed by this country as a whole that Robertson could’ve rattled off — sins like abortion and same-sex marriage — he picked highly partisan and debatable issues. Not being a fan of the current president, regardless of who is president, is not a sin. Expressing your dislike for the president is not a sin. If it were, Pat Robertson would have quite a bit of sin to atone for himself.

Over 50 people were killed and hundreds injured in Las Vegas on Sunday night after a gunman fired into a festival crowd from the Mandalay Bay hotel. The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has left the nation shaken and many don’t know what to make of such violence and where to go from here.“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening? The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”

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