Sunday, January 17, 2010

Nut Job

Pat Robertson has publicly claimed that 'no Christians died in Haiti'.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/16/pat-robertson-haiti-quote_n_425841.html

Every single time that I hear something like this, it makes me sick to my stomach. Literally. Every single time that something like this is said, it sets back the cause of Christianity immeasurably. "Judge not, lest ye be judged." Jesus said that one, Pat. But despite the fact that he stands before his flock breaking one of the ten commandments repeatedly, his ministry continues to thrive. This scares me. The man is crazy.

Money is tight for everyone. I wrapped our pennies. We have $11 to donate to the folks in Haiti. If everyone sat down and wrapped their pennies, I'm pretty sure that our small change could make a big change. If you decide to go for it, leave a comment. Let me know how much you were able to donate out of your change. It would be fun to watch our pennies add up.

14 comments:

Mrs. Spit said...

Ugh. Just Ugh. There's a great verse about sheep and goats isn't there?

BUSH BABE said...

I think you know where I might stand on this. Am not a terrific recipient of any kind of preaching and this kind of rot is why. You, however, are a great example of a Christian. Do it quietly and well. The best kind of preaching of all-time.

We don't have pennies here, but I send through some funds through PayPal that I had made on my calendar.
:-)
BB

BUSH BABE said...

Ugh - bad grammar this morning! Of course I meant 'any kind of in-your-face' preaching and 'sent' through some funds. Dear me. Better go back to bed!

A Novel Woman said...

I'd say Pat Robertson is just another ignorant jackass like Rush Limbaugh, but because a lot of people buy into what he says this makes him more than just another ass, it makes him evil. Bah, I say.

I donated $100 to the Canadian Red Cross via Pay Pal, and then when I looked at my statement this morning, I saw that they put it through twice (my fault, methinks, because the page took so long to upload I pressed it again.) I decided to let it stand. This means the government will match my donation and another $200 will go to Haiti. That's about what I spend on groceries every week, so I can do that at the very least.

As he did with Tsunami Relief, my husband will also hold a special day in the office with his entire staff volunteering their time (there are 10 of them) and offer discounted services with all monies collected going to Haiti relief, probably Doctors Without Borders. (We've talked about volunteering for DWB ourselves in a few years time.)

We can do so much when we all do it together.

Twain12 said...

i gave some at our Giant Tiger Store today and hope that collectively we can make a difference

Bill of Wasilla said...

Neat idea. I donated out of my credit card and I think that will have to do for now.

Yes, Pat Robertson has made some very unholy statements when calamity has struck, not only now but in the past.

And he can deflect all criticism as persecution of the righteous few.

Kelly said...

I had some elderly aunts who loved Pat Robertson, but he's always made my skin crawl.

My charity of choice is usually UMCOR, but there are a lot of worthy causes out there. Here's a good site for wading through the options:

http://charitynavigator.org/

Debby said...

'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'

I just realized. That cuts both ways, doesn't it? Thanks, Mrs. Spit. You are wise. Very wise.

Gayla said...

(((Debby)))
First, I really agree with what "A Novel Woman" says and also commend her and everyone else who is either donating time or money, even both. People listen and believe just about everything these knuckleheads have to say.
I also read that on the Huffington Post today (I read the H all the time...lol) and it also made me sick. To me, it makes no matter whether they were "Christians" or not.
Thanks for this post Debby :)

Hugs, Gayla

RedWifey said...

Our friend is the president of Hope for Haiti's Children and we'll give via this organization. The exciting thing is that our Children's Worship is now collecting money for HHC and in just one Sunday they collected $35. Way to go, kids!!

http://www.hopeforhaitischildren.org/

Lori said...

Thomas and I have not decides how much we are going to donate but we know which organization we will use. I just counted the change in my "change bowl" and it came up to over $30.00. I will send that, and we are hoping we can budget $100.00 to give this week out of our weekly budget. Robertson is an idiot!

PaintedPromise said...

Bush Babe said it perfectly - and we try to be the kind of quiet Christians that she says you are. Sometimes you gotta shout though! And I think you did that perfectly too in this post!

As far as donating, years ago i donated to the Red Cross for the San Francisco earthquake, the one where the freeway fell on the other one? my grandparents were near enough that their chimney fell and their house was damaged in other places as well, my grandmother lost most of her china because the cupboards came open... but they had money and could take care of things, so i sent a donation for the folks who couldn't. unfortunately the Red Cross then HOUNDED me for years afterward, to the point where i won't donate to them any more. a charitable donation should be MY idea, and i resent being pestered as if they were a collection agency and i OWED them... i will find some way to do my little part through one of your links though! and hopefully they will be thankful and not expectant like the Red Cross...

Bob said...

Don't know if you have heard of Donald Miller; wrote a great book a few years ago called Blue Like Jazz and is just a phenomenal Christian writer. Anyway, he puts the whole Pat Robertson thing in perspective on his blog, saying we should pity the man who has such a mindset. Beyond that, I'm not going to dwell on his ignorance. Too many good folks trying to do good in the midst of this unspeakable tragedy. I'll pay attention to them.

Daria said...

Unfortunately controversy sells ...