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Pat Robertson on Atheist Airman: ‘One Little Jewish Radical’ Has ‘Terrorized’ Our Entire Military

After the Air Force allowed an atheist Nevada airman to re-enlist without having to say the “so help me God” part of the Pledge of Allegiance, Pat Robertson slammed the decision on his 700 Club show.

“There is a left-wing radical named Mikey Weinstein who has gotten a group about ‘people against religion’ or whatever he calls it and he has just terrorized the Armed Forces,” Robertson claimed.

“You think you’re supposed to be tough, you’re supposed to defend us, and you’ve got one little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you,” Robertson continued. “You want these guys flying airplanes to defend us when you’ve got on little guy terrorizing them? That’s what it amounts to.”

“We swear oaths,” Robertson said. “So help me God. What does it mean? It means with God’s help. You don’t have to say you believe in God, you just have to say you want some help beside myself with the oath I’m taking. It’s just crazy. What is wrong with the Air Force? How can they fly the bombers to defend us if they cave to one little guy?”

The Air Force got rid of the requirement earlier this week after several groups threatened to sue the government over airmen not being allowed to re-enlist.

“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our Airman’s rights are protected.”

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  • James Howells

    Why hasn’t Pat Robertson been put to sleep yet?

  • Doug Jones

    As a 65 year old humanist Viet Nam veteran, I am appalled by the statements of this senile old prick….he needs to be in a “home”….which I’m sure he can afford with the money he’s made in the name of god!

  • crabbyj

    “…you’ve got one little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you…”

    Interestingly enough Pat, your forbearers, the Pharisees, said something similar about 2014 years ago.

    • @crabbyj:disqus Perfect! This may be more profound than you intended, or maybe not. Huge kudos in any case.

      • crabbyj

        Thank you sir…didn’t set out to be profound, just honest.

  • Thom Lee

    Nobody can do a better job of terrorizing than Pat Robertson!

  • Roslyn Holloway

    What an ignorant statement. If someone is Jewish, he is not an atheist.