Robertson Endorses Giuliani, Why?… Mormonism

This morning it was announced that Pat Robertson is endorsing Rudy Giuliani for President. This could turn out to be the biggest and most costliest compromise of his career.  Pat Robertson has been a giant among dwarves in the evangelical movement.  He has been a vocal leader in the movement against Abortion, Gay Marriage, etc.   Now he has compromised all of that to support Rudy Giuliani, an unapologetically pro-Choice candidate.  Why did he do it?  One word, Mormonism.

In all reality one may consider Mr. Robertson to be between a rock and a hard place.  Like many other political observers, he likely viewed the GOP race to come down to either Giuliani or Mitt Romney.  Not exactly the ideal situation for an evangelical leader.

So Robertson had a choice.  He could support the one GOP candidate that furthest from his moral and political views or he could support the candidate who espouses his same views more than any other candidate but belongs to a religion he loathes, believes is a cult, and believes is a threat both spiritually and financially to him and his constituents.

He chose the former.  He chose to risk losing all credibility and being pushed to the fringes of the “moral majority” wing of the American electorate, all for fear of legitimizing a religion different from his own.  How disappointing.  Does he not know that despite doctrinal differences and misunderstandings, the LDS Church is among the biggest proponents of strong families, and pro-life and pro-marriage causes.   But that is not enough, Mr. Robertson could not allow a Church that he fears to potentially have the boost it would by Mitt Romney being elected as President.   So he chose to become a hypocrit and compromise all that he stood for.  He would have been better off endorsing a candidate that couldn’t win, aka Huckabee or Thompson or by not endorsing at all.

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34 responses to “Robertson Endorses Giuliani, Why?… Mormonism

  1. If you are interested in comparing the Mormon doctrines to orthodox Christianity, please see http://www.carm.org. It will give you a comparison with verifiable references.

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  3. George Costanza

    Vernon Sullivan, nice “unbiased” website about Mormonism. How could anyone read the following quote from that page and see it as anything other than informative without prejudice?

    ” If you believe in a false god, you will be damned to eternal hell. Why, because ultimately, false gods do not exist except in the mind of the believer. In spite of being good, in spite of attending the Mormon church with its polished appearance, in spite of believing in Mormon doctrine about a man from another planet, you will go to hell if you believe in Mormon doctrine. It cannot save you from the righteous requirements that God requires. Only the true Jesus can save you from your sins. Not a god from another planet. Only the true God who alone is God in all the universe can save you.”

    I suggest that if anyone want to learn about Mormonism, they go to the source. http://www.lds.org/ .

  4. Jon

    George – that would require people like Vernon to be “reasonable” when discussing religion. If the site can’t even get past the first sentance without damning the reader to hell, I’d say “reasonable” is beyond the realm of possibility.

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  7. Robertson is one of the old guard responsible for the anti-Mormonism that still exists in this country. What? Robertson is supporting a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage candidate rather than supporting a viable Mormon candidate who opposes those things? I don’t think think this one is too tough to figure out. For an excellent article on how Mitt Romney’s candidacy has exposed the rampant anti-Mormonism in this country please click here:

    http://mittrocks.blogspot.com/2007/10/is-mormonism-as-bad-as-abortion.html

  8. Bliss

    Rather than over analyzing Robertson’s decision, I think Mitt is better off concentrating on all the evangelical endorsements he did receive and focus on the OBVIOUS point now — this is between Rudy and Mitt. Period. We either unite behind Mitt or we will end up with Rudy. It’s pretty simple. It seems the evangelical leaders have that figured out at least. Rudy or Mitt. Now to get the majority of the “base” to finally get it before it is too late. The longer we continue to split the base, the better it is for Rudy.

  9. David

    Pat “Judas Iscariot” Robertson.

    How many pieces of silver was that worth to you, Pat?

    Home Depot has rope on sale!

  10. Jay

    Rudy has a good chance at beating Hillary. Romney has a slim chance, but anything could happen. Perhaps Roberts is just looking at who would be the most likely to win against Hillary and thinking that any Republican is better than a Democrat, so Giuliani fits the bill.

  11. Dr J

    This is not good for Giuliani. I really feel sorry for the guy.

    http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/13508.html

    Once this article gets around, I think it will be devastating for the Giuliani campaign. But as usual, the campaign depends a lot on the wisdom of the candidates, and for Giuliani, this is not a wise endorsement.

  12. Pat Robertson has sold his soul to Satan evidentally. Who cares about morals and values when you’re trying to win an election? I mean, Giuliani is the only one that can beat Hillary, right?

    This is pathetic and stupid. Robertson has lost any credibility he ever had with me. He doesn’t care about the pro-life movement if he’s going to endorse Rudy.

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  14. Thank God the Christians are awake . This endorsement will backfire on Rudy .Rudy’s positions will be brought to light just as the voters are tuning into the race . Rudy is : proabortion , progay , antigun , antifamily , and he is on the wrong side of the fence. ……Mitt Romney is now leading in the first five states. Ann Romney will make the best first lady.

  15. Ruby

    Hey Vernon, if you are interested in leaning more about Mormons, why go to a website designed to refute them (after all, make up your own mind). http://www.lds.org

    I would never go to the Democrats to learn about what Republicans believe, why is it different with religions? Just a thought.

  16. ben

    I’m with Romney. Why does everyone care about his understanding of the trinity? Romney’s values are right, who cares about the doctrine?

  17. Ed

    The LDS leaders explained their understanding about the nature of God and how it relates to other Christian denominations in the recent October conference:

    See:
    The Only True God and Jesus Christ Whom He Hath Sent, by LDS Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland

    The Stone Cut Out of the Mountain, by LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley

    Both can be found here:
    http://www.lds.org/conference/sessions/display/0,5239,49-1-775,00.html

    There will be many who will share their opinions about LDS doctrine from a non-LDS (or anti-LDS) perspective. If you have questions after reviewing any of this, http://www.mormon.org offers the ability to ask questions by email or anonymous online chat.

    BTW, Romney is not at the top of my list, Hunter is. Thompson and Romney are still on the list. Rudy was never worthy of consideration.

  18. I could care less that Mitt Romney is Mormon. We’ll be voting for president, NOT preacher. However the candidates practice their religious beliefs is no concern of mine. I only care that our next president will fortify our borders and send the terrorists straight to hell.

  19. ghero

    This could also be a sign that the Republicans know they are taking a beating (because Bush is destroying the party), so they are keen to make a deal that will pull them back in the mainstream. Guliani’s moderate social views may be anathema to Robertson and his flock, but he has on one side a hard-line conservative who will alienate the centrists (and who is also Mormon) and one the other, well, Hillary.
    I guess if you don’t like Robertson this is a good time to relish his anguish. 🙂
    I think the Republican core will be desperate to make any deals necessary to retain power in the next election. They must consolidate the corporate/fascist powers they’ve gained in this administration. Those are strong words, but I think appropriate.

  20. Carol McKinley

    Not Mitt’s Mormonism, it was Mitt’s Moronism that made Romney so offensive, that Robertson would prefer to support Giuliani.

  21. Do not be naive. Do you honestly believe that Pat Robertson, a fraud and a billionaire whose pronouncements and views and doctrines have changed so many times, is sincere about his Christian beliefs? The real reason why Robertson endorsed Romney is money and power. Please read:
    http://healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/is-the-pat-robertson-endorsement-of-rudy-giuliani-an-attempt-to-freeze-out-ron-paul/
    http://healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/rudy-giuliani-backer-pat-robertson-has-a-history-of-supporting-murdering-fascists-remember-liberia-charles-taylor/

  22. weatherman

    whos Giuliani?

  23. indignus

    We shouldn’t be too quick to judge a person’s motives, or the moral significance of his/her acts. Perhaps here, Pat Roberston was acting out of prudence, for these are his choices: (1) a gradualist who, with a surer chance of winning, would likely (for political reasons, if nothing else) pursue pro-life issues more slowly, but with better chance of success; and (2) a totalist who would be more vigorously pro-life, but is less likely to succeed in either election and legislation. Maybe Roberston thought the 1st choice to be more favorable to pro-life objectives–and he may well be correct.

  24. Good, I want to see this guy go down HARD and FAST. A lying, hypocritical son of a bitch who disgraces Christianity deserves absolutely NO respect from anyone.

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  27. Gordon

    “I only care that our next president will fortify our borders and send the terrorists straight to hell.”….

    Uh, isn’t this the same kind of hatred and judgmentalism that Robertson is demonstrating? I think it’s time we acknowledge that God is Love, and He isn’t opposed to anyone, whether Muslim, Mormon, or – luckily for them – even those judgmental Evangelical Christians like Robertson.

    EVERYTHING God made was declared ‘good’ by His own voice, and man was declared to be a ‘very good’ creation – so let’s quit enabling violence and prejudice with our own judgments of ‘good & evil’ people. Wars are made of prejudice and hatred toward others.

    Besides, do we really believe – as Robertson does – that God is somehow pro-american and is ‘on our side’ in this world? Last time I checked, He made the whole world, not just America.

  28. Gordon

    “I only care that our next president will fortify our borders and send the terrorists straight to hell.”….

    Uh, isn’t this the same kind of hatred and judgmentalism that Robertson is demonstrating? I think it’s time we acknowledge that God is Love, and He isn’t opposed to anyone, whether Muslim, Mormon, or – luckily for them – even those judgmental Evangelical Christians like Robertson.

    EVERYTHING God made was declared ‘good’ by His own voice, and man was declared to be a ‘very good’ creation – so let’s quit enabling violence and prejudice with our own judgments of ‘good & evil’ people. Wars are made of prejudice and hatred toward others.

    Besides, do we really believe – as Robertson does – that God is somehow pro-american and is ‘on our side’ in this world? Last time I checked, He made the whole world, not just America.

  29. Dwayne

    Obviously, there are plenty of side effects to that magic shake of his. LOL

    http://www.cbn.com/communitypublic/shake.aspx

    I think this is where the conservative wolfpack starts to surround one of their own. He’s a pathetic, publicly unraveling old man with no cred left.

  30. Good grief! Pat Robertson IS an inhuman monster devoid of a soul! The guy can leg press a ton because of some miracle shake? That’s uncanny!

  31. TLA

    Most of these republicans are all complete phonies. Romney probably isn’t true to his own beliefs just like Robertson isn’t either. Most of these candidates are all a bunch of godless globalists. They can all go to hell. The only hope this country has is for a nonglobalist. The rest will continue to destroy this country just like Bush has. It really doesn’t matter which party because they are all the same. No bushbot can tell me why Bush works more with ultraleftists like Ted Kennedy than work with any true conservative. Anyone that still believes in the republican party I have a bridge to sell them. Bush is as bad, if not worse than Clinton was. I think this country is going to die of pure stupidity when fools fall all over themselves over these clowns. This would be so funny if it wasn’t so sad.

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