they know their boss is crazy

Someone made a great prank call to 700 Club’s “prayer line” and asked the fellow on the other end to join him in praying for the assassination of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. I don’t know if my response was the intended one, but as I listened to the 700 Club employee talking with this caller and explaining why he couldn’t join him in praying for a man’s assassination (even though the head of the 700 Club, Pat Robertson, had called for that very thing to happen a few days earlier), it made me feel kind of hopeful… Yeah, the call was funny, and I laughed as the two men debated what Jesus would and wouldn’t find acceptable (“well, if we can’t pray that he gets killed, can we pray that he stubs his toe?”), but, beneath all of that, I also fouond it kind of touching.

I was pleased to see that, even if Pat Robertson doesn’t appear to understand the teachings of Jesus himself, this employees seem to… Or least this one employee seemed to understand the teachings of Jesus well enough to know that they don’t allow for the murder of democratically elected heads of state… Sure, this 700 Clubber wouldn’t probably bat an eye at taking the credit card information of an elderly person on a fixed income, but he wouldn’t go so far as to join Pat on the far-out fringes of the right. I know it’s not much, but that gave me a little glimmer of hope. (via One Good Move)

If you’d like to contact a 700 Club prayer counselor, and request that they join you in praying for their boss, just follow this link.

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3 Comments

  1. be OH be
    Posted September 21, 2005 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    “Let’s pray for his soul”

    “oh, you mean after he’s dead?”

    This is good.

  2. Tony Buttons
    Posted September 21, 2005 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    You just know that guy’s been dragged out behind the 700 Club and tapped twice behind the ear.

  3. BreadBasket
    Posted September 26, 2005 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Wow, that is perfect. This perfectly illustrates that Putz Robertson has no idea what it means to be a Christian, and his lowly operators are way more in tune with Jesus’ message than their boss.

    Plus it had me in stitches. Great find.

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