Trump’s rise has exposed many “Christian” evangelical leaders as outright frauds and hypocrites. Crusty televangelist Pat Roberts is just one many morally bankrupt ministers chasing their Dear Leader down the rabbit hole of iniquity.
Ahead of Dr. Christine Ford’s bombshell testimony alleging Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, Pat Robertson called for his devoted flock of deranged baby boomers to pray for Kavanaugh’s accusers. Robertson called on them to pray—not for their safety or for moral clarity or strength in the face of a determined opposition—but for God to “somehow throw confusion” into their testimony.
Robertson began by laying out what he perceives as the “problem” with the Supreme Court—that it’s too liberal.
“The Supreme Court of the United States is the power center of the liberal left. They have done their bidding for years and years and years, and now comes a decisive moment as to whether they will lose control of that particular body and they are putting an all-out assault to destroy the reputation of one of the finest judges in America. It is a pre-planned plot, it is unbelievable, and if anybody buys it, they’d be willing to buy the story of the Great Pumpkin and any other myth that you can think of.”
I’m not sure if Robertson missed the many radically right-wing opinions that have been oozing out of the Roberts court, but just to name a few: gutting the voting rights act, upholding Trump’s bigoted “Muslim ban” and siding with the baker who sought to make a name for himself by refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. I could go on, but they should not.
Robertson then called on his followers to offer up a “special prayer” that Kavanaugh’s accusers might be thrown into confusion:
“Throw confusion into those who are bringing false accusations against a future Supreme Court judge,” Robertson prayed. “Father, even as David said, ‘Throw confusion into the counsel of Ahithophel,’ we pray that, somehow, the Holy Spirit of God will throw confusion into the counsel of these myriad accusers who are coming forth against a good man who can serve honorably for decades to come in the Supreme Court. Lord, do it. We pray in the name of Jesus, throw confusion into their counsel. Thank you, Lord. Amen.”
It takes a special kind of monster to side with the powerful but accused over the powerless accuser, especially when it comes to sexual assault. But it’s an exceptionally villainous thing to bring God into the debate and marshal your army of batsh*t theocrats to do the same.