WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, MR. ROBERTSON?
by David Sisler
"And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson. Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo). God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson. Heaven holds a place for those who pray. (Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey)."
Put it down in your book of things you thought you would never live long enough to see.
Lights at Wrigley Field.
National League umpires calling a high strike, or signaling "ball" for a Gregg Maddox pitch that's six inches off the plate.
Pat Robertson supporting Communist China's murder of unborn babies.
Robertson says the Chinese can do whatever they wish and America should keep its mouth shut.
Interviewed on CNN's "Wolf Blitzer Reports" about China's national policy of forced abortion, Mr. 700 Club said, "Well, you know, I don't agree with it, but at the same time, they've got 1.2 billion people and they don't know what to do. If every family over there was allowed to have three or four children, the population would be completely unsustainable. So I think that right now they're doing what they have to do. I don't agree with the forced abortion, but I don't think the United States needs to interfere with what they're doing internally in this regard."
Come, on, Pat!
Either China's policy is right, or it is wrong. You cannot be a little bit pregnant, especially in China, and China's method of population control – official government policy since 1979 – means more murdered babies. Robertson's statement legitimizes the Chinese death factories.
The Washington Post said, "Robertson sought to quiet the uproar by issuing a clarification declaring that he is ‘unalterably opposed to the policy which would result in forced abortions or sex selection.'"
"It's a clarification that doesn't clarify," said Charles A. Donovan, executive vice president of the Family Research Council. "I'm saddened and surprised. This policy [of forced abortion] doesn't need comfort, and it certainly doesn't need comfort from a Christian and a conservative."
"Hide it in a hiding place where no one ever goes. Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes. It's a little secret, just the Robinsons' affair. Most of all, you've got to hide it from the kids. Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mrs Robinson."
Here is a sample of what Mr. Robertson is supporting.
The Times of London reported last year on the carrying out of China's one-child policy in the village of Caidian, in the central Hubei province.
A pregnant mother was forcibly injected with a saline solution to kill her unborn child. The baby suffered burns because of the injection, but was born otherwise healthy. Officials then ordered the father to kill the child.
"He initially refused to obey, but was so scared of further punishment that he left the crying baby behind in an office building, where it was found by a doctor shortly afterwards," The Times reported.
The doctor reunited the baby with his mother, administered vaccinations and sent the family home.
Government officials in Caidian grabbed the baby and drowned him in a paddy field in front of his parents.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that Chinese officials confirmed that the baby was forcibly aborted, but denied that the child was born healthy and then killed. The Times printed no retraction, standing by their original story.
"It has been claimed," a statement from Concerned Women for America said, pointing an accusing finger at Pat Robertson, that China's abortion policy "is the logical result of its growing population. However, babies are not the cause of China's problems. Communism is. It would be a dereliction of our duty as Christians and as human beings to ignore the human rights abuses in China's forced-abortion policy."
"Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon. Going to the candidates debate. Laugh about it, shout about it. When you've got to choose. Ev'ry way you look at it, you lose.
The People's Republic of China sanctions – promotes – the murder of unborn babies. Pat Robertson said, "They're doing what they have to do." Interviewed on Fox News, Robertson cynically rebuffed his critics by saying he has been to China and they have not.
"Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio. A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo). What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson. Joltin' Joe has left and gone away (Hey, hey, hey...hey, hey, hey).
Step up to the plate, Pat. Take another swing. Tell the world you were wrong. Apologize to the dead. China's unborn have turned their lonely eyes to you.
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