Robertson Ousted from Board of Religious Broadcasters

by Last Night in Little Rock

Pat Robertson was defeated for re-election to the Board of National Religious Broadcasters. His spin was that he was too busy to attend but one meeting in 30 years anyway, and his departure was amicable. On AOL News, however, it was noted that there were 33 vacancies and 38 candidates, and he was running for re-election.

Apparently the membership was tired of his antics:

NRB President Frank Wright said there was no broad effort to distance the group from Robertson. But ''there was broad dismay with some of Pat's comments and a feeling they were not helpful to Christian broadcasters in general,'' he said in Wednesday's Washington Post. In the past few months, Robertson suggested that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should be assassinated and that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for pulling out of the Gaza Strip.

CBN, however, is not without representation. Two of Robertson's henchmen were elected:

Among the successful candidates for the board was Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit group founded by Robertson. Also on the NRB board is Michael D. Little, CBN president.

Robertson is always a source of entertainment for me, but I get it from The Daily Show after he says something incredibly asinine.

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    Re: Robertson Ousted from Board of Religious Broad (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Fri Mar 03, 2006 at 06:07:47 AM EST
    To paraphrase Groucho...I wouldn't join any organization that has Pat Robertson as a member. This should improve the NRB's image and credibility tenfold. Smart move.

    Gee, that's a shame. When bad things happen to worse people.

    Re: Robertson Ousted from Board of Religious Broad (none / 0) (#3)
    by Lww on Fri Mar 03, 2006 at 02:29:01 PM EST
    I was always told that people with big foreheasds were smart. There goes that theory: that includes his bigger-headed son. How do we get this embarrassment off the air? Send money.

    If the likes of this yutz, falwell, dobson or anyone else who rated a thank you note from scalito and any of those bomb-throwin', God is on Our Side, kill the infidel types really do have a pipeline to God, then God is just god and must be stalin's big brother or sister or somethin' and really ought to have a special prosecutor named to prosecute 'em and they can flip a coin with shooter to see who gets the top bunk for eternity.

    Re: Robertson Ousted from Board of Religious Broad (none / 0) (#5)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 07:32:45 AM EST
    Too wacked, even for the wackos.

    Re: Robertson Ousted from Board of Religious Broad (none / 0) (#6)
    by Edger on Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 09:52:24 AM EST
    The poor dear persecuted fake christian wackjob. You gotta feel for the guy just for a second, just so you can catch yourself and wonder why, before throwing him to the lions.

    When I worked in Radio Licensing at ASCAP, I used to deal with these clowns from the NRB all the time. They've always behaved as if the rules shouldn't adhere to them.