Pat Robertson says Romney isn’t Jesus

Always able to put a smile on my face, that Pat Robertson. From Luke Johnson at HuffPost:

Pat Robertson offered faint praise for Mitt Romney on the “The 700 Club” Monday, while indicating that he is the best alternative to President Barack Obama.

“It looks like the people who were worried about his Mormonism, at least that crowd is diminishing somewhat,” said Robertson, 82, after the show aired an interview with Romney. “The question is, if you have two candidates, you don’t have Jesus running against someone else. You have Obama running against Romney.”

As always, it’s not entirely clear what Robertson is even saying. But it doesn’t sound like a terribly warm embrace.

I still find it funny that evangelicals who want to remake America into a Christian theocracy are willing to vote for a Mormon who they don’t even believe is a Christian (mind you, this crowd doesn’t think that Catholics are Christians).  It just goes to show the intellectual and moral and theological bankruptcy of the religious right.  They bash the rest of us for not being Christian enough, and then are willing to overlook a guy they don’t think is Christian at all.

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