It appears as if the rift forming in the Right over which candidate, if any, to back in the Republican Presidential primary has been exponentially exacerbated by Pat Robertson’s decision to back Rudy Giuliani.
And while many of his erstwhile allies have limited themselves to publicly blasting Robertson for his decision, it looks as if Randall Terry and whatever remains of Operation Rescue are set to turn the whole thing, as they always do, into a public spectacle:
“I am literally sick to my stomach over Dr. Robertson’s decision. He wrote a forward to my book, Operation Rescue, I have been on the 700 Club, I have spoken at Regent University, CBN helped me get started in radio, and the attorneys of the ACLJ have been heroic advocates for our pro-life mission.
“This is what happens when a leader puts party ahead of principle; it corrupts ones ability to reason consistently. We can only pray that this horrific decision of Dr. Robertson is ignored by the ‘Christian Right’ and the ‘Christian Coalition,’ and that he comes to his senses quickly. God have mercy on him, and give long life to him.”
Demonstration at CBN, with News Conference
When: Saturday, November 10, 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. (ET)
Where: CBN Washington DC Headquarters, 1919 M Street, NW, between 19th and 20th.
Who: Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, and pro-life activists from the Washington DC area.
Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, has the following statement regarding Pat Robertson’s endorsement of Rudy Giuliani.
“If Rudy Giuliani was a Democrat, Pat Robertson might denounce him as Satan Himself – or at least Mayor Beelzebronx – Lord of the N.Y. Flies. Rudy would be the poster boy of CBN attack ads and fundraising appeals.
“Rudy has perfect credentials on social issues like child-killing, partial birth abortion, federal funding for “poor women” to have abortions, and so-called homosexual marriage or civil unions. Add to that his unblemished betrayal of the Second Amendment, and he would be a stellar Democratic candidate – with the ethical stature of Al Sharpton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton herself.
“Rudy’s treachery to the Catholic Church makes John Kerry look like a choir-boy. During his tenure as mayor Rudy revoked the permit of the Ancient Order of Hibernians for their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. (The Hibernian’s are a faithful Catholic Fraternity.) Why? They would not allow homosexual floats to participate in a Catholic Christian parade. The Catholics had to go to Federal Court to get their parade permit back. This is who Pat Robertson is backing.
“Is Pat Robertson so terrified of Hillary that he will betray the Right to Life, Marriage, Self-defense, and The Church Herself as long as a fellow Republican snatches power? Rudy may wade through the blood of the innocent to reach the throne; he may be a stench in the nostrils of Angels – and the nostrils of devils for that matter – but at least Rudy is a stench that comes from the GOP stable – and he’s not Hillary. Is this the conviction we expect from Christian Leaders?
“Rudy may prove to be a far greater threat to ‘family values’ than Hillary. Here’s why: an enemy outside your camp (Hillary) makes you vigilant; an enemy inside your tent (Rudy) makes you dead. He can cut your throat in the night, or poison your food in the day. Rudy will slowly destroy the meager gains we have made, and will set the core of the GOP at war with itself. He will set the pro-life movement back 20 years; he will aid those who scoff at our right to self-defense; and believe me, he will be marching in the homosexual parades while he assures Dr. Robertson and the Religious Right that he supports family values. At that point, the GOP will be a perverse echo of the Democratic Party.
“In the eyes of the Angels, we may find that Hillary’s pure evil is far less putrid and damnable than the hypocritical and seductive evil of Rudy’s caliber. After all, Rudy has seduced one of the major leaders of the Religious Right. Even Hillary couldn’t pull that off.”