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Monday, July 21, 2003

Pat Robertson has begun praying that three liberal members of the Supreme Court will step down, in the wake of the 6-3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas. That's fairly brazen, but no more so than his claim to have diverted two hurricanes (1985 and 1995) from his TV transmitter through the power of prayer, or his warning in 1998 that Disney World would be hit by hurricanes, a meteor, and terrorist attacks because of their support for Gay Day.

No, what really gets me is this quote from Robertson's letter to his supporters:

"One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?"

I don't know what amuses me more -- the fact that Pat Robertson is now praying for other people to die, or the Clintonesque wording that was necessary because it would be unseemly to let people know that you were actually praying for other people to die.

And we must remember that Chief Justice Rehnquist's persistent, excruciating back pain should not be seen as a sign from God. He gets to stay.

 9:09 AM

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