Now, I know that Pat Robertson , to the extent that Lutherans and other catholic types pay attention to him at all, has the same credibility level in our circles -- probably less -- than that guy down behind the supermarket who argues with himself and wears a tinfoil hat to keep the alien mind-meld rays from penetrating his head. But, just for your further edification, in case you're not acquainted with Robertson's other deep thoughts, here is a Big, Scary List of Pat Robertson Quotes .
It's just too bad that there don't seem to be all that many Christians out there who are willing to call him on his comments. Just because he appears to be barking mad doesn't mean that he's harmless. The educated churched folks in Germany dismissed Hitler as a crackpot too. And did you ever notice that, when the Sunday-morning talking-head news shows devote a broadcast to "Whither Religion in the United States?", it ain't Bishop Hanson or other mainstream church leadership who shows up -- it's Robertson, Falwell, et al. That's scary too.