Washington, DC – Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy responds to recent comments made by Pat Robertson:


Pat Robertson’s latest statements offend me as an American and as a member of the clergy. It is one thing to prognosticate and be bad at it; there are many people who do that on cable everyday. But, to do it while citing God as your source is beyond the pale.


The real religion story of 2007 is the increasing use of religion for partisan political purposes.  If the unholy alliance between religion and politics continues unabated, religion’s vital voice in our nation will be even further weakened.

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