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Dear Christian Friends,
This whole Pat Robertson bashing has to stop. We are wasting our energies. I am surprised and appalled at the viciousness I have “heard” via Twitter and Facebook about Robertson’s comments regarding the Haiti tragedy.
“Pat Robertson is an a**hole!!” “…I hope when Pat Robertson dies everyone talks about how much he deserves it…”
I don’t agree with what Robertson said, let’s just get that out there. But I also watched the entire clip before jumping on the bandwagon of Twitter-bash 2000. Where did the new generation of Christians who preach “Love Wins” go? Or is it, “only love those who say and do things that we think are ok to put our stamp of approval on?”
We readily forgive sin, but don’t give one ounce of grace for an older man’s comment? Not to mention an older man who also expressed his dire pain at this tragedy, prays for the people and victims in Haiti, and whose organization is sending a shipment of millions of dollars worth of medications and has a disaster team in place.
Hardly someone I would deem “evil.” He seemed in my opinion, to be unwise and momentarily pious with his words. Seems we aren’t being any different.
I understand that we need to confront our brothers and sisters in Christ who speak untruth. But that’s not what this feels like we are doing towards Robertson. There is no loving confrontation in what I have read.
What it feels like to me is this: Our generation of Christians longs to be accepted by the world. (not Biblical by the way…Romans 12:2) We will go to great lengths to disassociate with Christians who we don’t align ourselves with. We fear being defined by the Pat Robertson’s of this world to the point that we justify acting out of hate and pious disgust.
Will that show the world how Christians love each other?
My heart felt request is that you stop, pray for Haiti, send money, or get down there and help. (You can only go at this point if you are medically trained.)
Shouldn’t we let our lives, which seek to honor Christ in all we do and say be what define us, and not Pat?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Love and Respect (Now) is a division of Love and Respect. Please be considerate.