Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson accused those who are opposing Trump — the left-wingers and “so-called progressives” — of trying to destroy the country and rip Americans of their freedoms one by one.
“They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy,” he said.
Robertson cited Bible passages in an effort to equate opposition to President Trump with disobedience to God:
You know, you read the Bible, and there was a point in there where God told Jeremiah, he said, “Tell them to take the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar,” and they didn’t want to do it, and you read the second Psalm which says, “Why do the nations rage, and imagine a vain thing,” and they revolt against the Lord and his anointed. I think, somehow, the Lord’s plan is being put in place for America and these people are not only revolting against Trump, they’re revolting against what God’s plan is for America. These other people have been trying to destroy America. These left-wingers and so-called progressives are trying to destroy the country that we love and take away the freedoms they love. They want collectivism. They want socialism. What we’re looking at is free markets and freedom from this terrible, overarching bureaucracy. They want to fight as much as they can but I think the good news is the Bible says, “He that sits in the heavens will laugh them to scorn,” and I think that Trump’s got something on his side that’s a lot more powerful than the media.[.quote]