Religious leaders denounce Robertson comments

Religious leaders, left-leaning political activists and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York joined Wednesday (May 4) to denounce recent comments Pat Robertson made about the escalating battle over the federal judiciary.

MoveOnPAC, a progressive group that provides financial backing to congressional candidates, said it’s launching a TV ad campaign repudiating the religious broadcaster’s Sunday (May 1) comments on ABC’s “This Week.”

Robertson, who had a brief 1988 GOP presidential bid, told “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that federal jurists were a more serious threat to America than “a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings” and that Muslims were unfit to hold federal judgeships.

“And they have said in the Quran there’s a war against all infidels,” Robertson said. “Do you want somebody like that sitting as a judge? I wouldn’t.”

Religion News Servide, 4 May 2005