FINNISH TV DROPS TELEVANGELIST'S SHOW
The only Christian TV channel in Finland said Thursday it will stop airing shows by American televangelist Pat Robertson because of his call to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
The channel said its purpose was to spread a Christian message, not indulge in politics.
"It's sad that a leading Christian figure makes these kinds of statements," said the channel's executive, Martti Ojares. "The American style of mixing politics and Christian faith is also foreign to Finnish culture."
I'm glad they've stood up and done this. I sometimes see Robertson in the morning on the CBS affiliate and I don't know why they don't just boot his butt off the air for saying these kinds of moronic things. Are they that desperate for advertising revenue? Can't they find anything better than him to put on the air?
I also think Christian leaders who have their heads screwed on right and who get sick to their stomachs hearing Robertson's kind of blather ought to say something about his nonsense as well. In fact, if I can come up with the right words I might just send a letter off to our local paper(s) letting people know that he doesn't speak for the majority of level-headed Christians.