Eugene Cho

pat robertson v2

i just don’t get it.  and i hate going public in expressing my ‘dislike’ for a person – especially if that person happens to profess belief in the same jesus christ.  i refer to pat robertson as a very distant distant distant distant cousin in the larger christian body of christ but sometimes, he just drives me nuts.  because i’m a christian pastor and involved with a denomination called, ‘evangelical covenant church,’ i honestly get more questions from neighbors and unchurched friends about robertson and jerry falwell than i do about jesus. that statement, in itself, says that something’s a little screwy.

robertson’s prediction about mass terrorist attacks in 2007 by “the evil people” is a little out there but a recent tv show where he speaks about folks having too much plastic surgery that makes them look ‘oriental’…

From the February 7 edition of the Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club:

ROBERTSON: You know there’s a lady named Greta Van Susteren, who’s on Fox.
WATTS: Yeah.

ROBERTSON: Got a very popular —
WATTS: Oh, I saw her.

ROBERTSON: She looked gorgeous last night, but she had a really serious facial deal. And it did a wonder —
WATTS: Sister needed help.

ROBERTSON: Sister got the help.
WATTS: Sister — she needed some help, yeah.

ROBERTSON: But she got it. She just looks great, and she’s so popular.
WATTS: But have you ever seen someone who got it too much, and so they come up to you, and they’re like, “Pat, how are you doing? It’s so good to see you.”

ROBERTSON: Yeah, they got the eyes like they’re Oriental, and, you know, it’s all pulled. So, make sure you do it right. But — it’s — that’s one way you can go, but it’ll cost you five or six thousand dollars probably. All right. What else? 

So, when folks ask me why the other Quest pastors and I politely declined the invitation to be featured and aired on the 700 Club as their church of the week, this is one of the reasons…  To read the article, click here.  and seriously, did we actually get a compelling and authentic apology from rosie o’donnell for her ‘ching-chong’ comment…

‘ching-chong’ – have a good sabbath, eugene the oriental

Filed under: asian-american, justice

2 Responses

  1. nancy says:

    “Screwy” is a good word to describe him. He’s not a little out there; he’s way out there with the stuff he says.

  2. Blake says:

    Pardon my french, but how the hell does this kind of wacko get this kind of voice on the global/national stage?? (Maybe it’s because he’s a wacko?)

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