Televangelist Pat Robertson always gave me an uneasy feeling for some reason. Despite the good he did in founding the Christian Coalition and American Center for Law and Justice (the Christian answer to the ACLU), something about him has always kept me leery.
Now he’s defending Liberian dictator, strongman, and all-around evil dude Charles Taylor against his detractors, claiming that since Taylor is Baptist, we should overlook his atrocities, otherwise that eee-vil Muslims will take over and that’s worse. Hey, I’m no apologist for the “Islam means Peace” crowd, but let’s not excuse evil to avoid another evil.
Plus there’s the whole financial connection: Robertson owns an interest in a gold mining company in Liberia along with Taylor’s government.