Monday, May 09, 2005

Someone spoke up

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) of New Jersey was compelled to contact Robertson directly and asked him to apologize ot the families and victims of 911, for his words, below..

" I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings. "
From the Carpetbagger:
------TV preacher Pat Robertson caused something of a fuss last weekend when he appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and said, among other things, that the terrorists of Sept. 11 were just “a few bearded-terrorists who fly into buildings” and that federal judges who fail to share his worldview are a greater threat to the fabric of America than terrorism today, Nazis during WWII, and the Civil War in the 19th century.

Senator Lautenberg's letter to Pat Robertson:

“I urge you to publicly apologize to every family that has lost a loved one on 9/11 and on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan fighting the global war against terrorism.
“To suggest that members of the federal judiciary are somehow in the same class as “a few bearded terrorists” is an assault on the men and women on the federal bench who safeguard our rights under the Constitution everyday.
“Not until I heard what you had said would I have ever believed a man of such deep faith could single out our courts, and not terrorists, as America’s Public Enemy Number One. Every family who has lost loved ones at the hands of terrorists deserves nothing less that a full and forthright apology from you.”

Earlier this week, in a letter obtained by The Carpetbagger Report, Robertson responded to Lautenberg’s concerns. The TV preacher probably thought the controversy surrounding his remarks from last weekend has passed; this letter might bring it back again.-----

Go to the Carpetbagger site for Robertson's response......
Send Sen. Lautenberg a THANK YOU letter. for addressing Robertson's thinly disguised hate rhetoric.


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