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(The Raw Story)   Pat Robertson threatens documentary team over film that says his Africa charity is just a front for his diamond mining company   (rawstory.com) divider line 293
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2013-09-07 01:22:24 PM
The film contains damning testimony from former Operation Blessing workers, who say that humanitarian mission flights were routinely diverted hundreds of miles off course to deliver mining equipment and other supplies to Robertson's diamond mining operation in Kamonia.

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"What does God need with a diamond mine?"
 
2013-09-07 01:26:05 PM

NutWrench: The film contains damning testimony from former Operation Blessing workers, who say that humanitarian mission flights were routinely diverted hundreds of miles off course to deliver mining equipment and other supplies to Robertson's diamond mining operation in Kamonia.

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"What does God need with a diamond mine?"


Well...  I think it all starts with a mockingbird that doesn't sing.
 
2013-09-07 01:47:06 PM
Pat Robertson had better hope that there is no god.
 
2013-09-07 01:50:45 PM
Pat Robertson and the other Christianists must be closet atheists. The fact that they haven't been struck down by bolts of lightning yet...
 
2013-09-07 02:03:16 PM

FloydA: Pat Robertson had better hope that there is no god.


He knows. Trust me, he knows.
 
2013-09-07 02:13:03 PM
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2013-09-07 02:18:30 PM
This sounds like an excellent way to drum up publicity for the movie.
 
2013-09-07 02:25:48 PM
A greedy televangelist??  Unpossible!!
 
2013-09-07 02:36:04 PM

Vodka Zombie: NutWrench: The film contains damning testimony from former Operation Blessing workers, who say that humanitarian mission flights were routinely diverted hundreds of miles off course to deliver mining equipment and other supplies to Robertson's diamond mining operation in Kamonia.

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"What does God need with a diamond mine?"

Well...  I think it all starts with a mockingbird that doesn't sing.


You win the internets.
 
2013-09-07 02:46:00 PM
People who actually have a case for libel/slander don't threaten legal action.  They either ignore it, ridicule it, or ACTUALLY TAKE LEGAL ACTION.

Threatening legal action is an act to make your rubes think you actually are being slandered.
 
2013-09-07 02:46:02 PM
He's mining diamonds for jeebus!!
 
2013-09-07 02:46:33 PM
If I understand this correctly, he's suing because they claim his charity is a front for his diamond operation, NOT for claiming he HAS a diamond operation.  Why the fark does he even have that???
 
2013-09-07 02:54:48 PM
The Simpsons have already been there and done that. . .
 
2013-09-07 03:37:01 PM
Slimy piece of shiat. I hope drops off this mortal coil soon.
 
2013-09-07 03:37:28 PM
Do it, pussy.
 
2013-09-07 03:40:29 PM

FloydA: Pat Robertson had better hope that there is no god.


If there is, I'm betting Pat feels the flames of Hell before he's even dead.
 
2013-09-07 03:42:11 PM
GQ did a scathing article on his gold mining interests in Liberia, where he was very cozy with the brutal regime running the country. I'm to lazy to go dig it up, and I'm fairly certain it was at least ten years ago.
 
2013-09-07 03:46:59 PM
Wow, the gay aids ring thing was recent? I thought that was an old one Salon dug up for the article below.
 
2013-09-07 04:48:30 PM

FloydA: Pat Robertson had better hope that there is no god.


To be fair a lot of Christians better hope there is no God. The good Lord tells me he can get me out of this mess but he's pretty sure Pat Robertson's farked.
 
2013-09-07 04:50:04 PM

Nabb1: GQ did a scathing article on his gold mining interests in Liberia, where he was very cozy with the brutal regime running the country. I'm to lazy to go dig it up, and I'm fairly certain it was at least ten years ago.


Charles Taylor gave him a gold mine in exchange for lobbying the US government. It came out at Taylor's war crimes trial. I forget exactly where Jesus said that money was so important you should support genocidal maniacs to get more of it, but I'm pretty sure it's in there somewhere quite near the front.
 
2013-09-07 05:05:56 PM

Sgt Otter: People who actually have a case for libel/slander don't threaten legal action.  They either ignore it, ridicule it, or ACTUALLY TAKE LEGAL ACTION.

Threatening legal action is an act to make your rubes think you actually are being slandered.


And it will make more people see this movie.
 
2013-09-07 05:21:11 PM
I really, really hope we get McLibel II out of this.
 
2013-09-07 05:42:53 PM

doyner: If I understand this correctly, he's suing because they claim his charity is a front for his diamond operation, NOT for claiming he HAS a diamond operation.  Why the fark does he even have that???


I could see a charity running a for profit venture and using the profits to extend the charity.  It's not really any different than setting up a perpetual trust to pay out to needy folks.

However, I cannot seem to come up with any legitimate reason that venture would be an African diamond mine.  It's a small step above running a brothel to help prostitutes.
 
2013-09-07 05:58:16 PM

Sgt Otter: People who actually have a case for libel/slander don't threaten legal action.  They either ignore it, ridicule it, or ACTUALLY TAKE LEGAL ACTION.

Threatening legal action is an act to make your rubes think you actually are being slandered.


I believe Bill O'Reilly did similar with that sexual harassment suit, vowed to fight it all the way up until he settled and never mentioned it again.
 
2013-09-07 06:11:32 PM

Nabb1: GQ did a scathing article on his gold mining interests in Liberia, where he was very cozy with the brutal regime running the country. I'm to lazy to go dig it up, and I'm fairly certain it was at least ten years ago.


Yup this is old news. So is Robertson's support of Charles Taylor because of his Liberian mining investments. He's a real piece if shait who should be sucking Satan's barbed cock in Hell.
 
2013-09-07 06:13:05 PM
That's some Scientology-level shiat right there.
 
2013-09-07 06:13:12 PM

Fart_Machine: Nabb1: GQ did a scathing article on his gold mining interests in Liberia, where he was very cozy with the brutal regime running the country. I'm to lazy to go dig it up, and I'm fairly certain it was at least ten years ago.

Yup this is old news. So is Robertson's support of Charles Taylor because of his Liberian mining investments. He's a real piece if shait who should be sucking Satan's barbed cock in Hell.


No No, that was just a blemish.
 
2013-09-07 06:13:53 PM
By all means Pat, make a big legal fuss about this. Drag it into court and get the media involved while you're at it. I'm sure it'll end well for you.
 
2013-09-07 06:16:01 PM
Ah, now we get to watch the Streisand Effect take place. Awesome.
 
2013-09-07 06:21:23 PM

Old enough to know better: By all means Pat, make a big legal fuss about this. Drag it into court and get the media involved while you're at it. I'm sure it'll end well for you.


The last thing Robertson wants is the authorities having a look into his business and charity records. Bye, bye Tax Exempt Status.
I'm sure the IRS would love to have a look at his books.
 
2013-09-07 06:22:47 PM
I may not be a Christian these days, but I still have a soft spot for people who honestly try to use the virtues of Christ as an example. And in that context, I find Pat Robertson particularly offensive. His entire "ministry" is basically one huge affinity scam.

What really pisses me off about the whole thing is his propensity for actually prophesying things that then don't come to pass. That actually makes him officially a false prophet by the Biblical definition. (That he gets away with that doesn't say much for his followers' sense of judgment and/or "spiritual discernment" - but I don't like to be too hard on fraud victims.)
 
2013-09-07 06:23:02 PM
from the comments:

Sayben91: Gee, why don't they just call it the "Minority Jobs Initiative"?

Flying Squid: I was thinking they could call it the New Importation of Gambian Gatherers of European Resources. I think the acronym that makes would please the Texas school board to no end.

Sayben91:  New Importation of Gambian Gatherers of European Resources, please...
 
2013-09-07 06:23:53 PM

Sgt Otter: People who actually have a case for libel/slander don't threaten legal action.  They either ignore it, ridicule it, or ACTUALLY TAKE LEGAL ACTION.

Threatening legal action is an act to make your rubes think you actually are being slandered.


Sadly true.  If he actually went through with it, the documentary team could use discovery to get even more proof.
 
2013-09-07 06:24:13 PM
That movie is one that I want to see...
 
2013-09-07 06:26:09 PM
"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

                                                                        Signed Jesus.
 
2013-09-07 06:27:12 PM

FloydA: Pat Robertson had better hope that there is no god.


People have done worse firmly believing that god was on their side.
 
2013-09-07 06:29:52 PM

NutWrench: The film contains damning testimony from former Operation Blessing workers, who say that humanitarian mission flights were routinely diverted hundreds of miles off course to deliver mining equipment and other supplies to Robertson's diamond mining operation in Kamonia.

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"What does God need with a diamond mine?"


I'm sure he was just using those blood diamonds to raise money to help the refugees.
 
2013-09-07 06:30:01 PM
Being that the movie team is Canadian, and that the film is being shown in Canada, would one of Fark's Canadian legal beagles like to offer an informed comment?
 
2013-09-07 06:32:21 PM

Tigger: Charles Taylor gave him a gold mine in exchange for lobbying the US government. It came out at Taylor's war crimes trial. I forget exactly where Jesus said that money was so important you should support genocidal maniacs to get more of it, but I'm pretty sure it's in there somewhere quite near the front.


As long as Charles Taylor wasn't performing abortions it's all good.
 
2013-09-07 06:34:17 PM
He's just doing what Republican Jesus wants.
 
2013-09-07 06:35:17 PM
Racist white evangelicals donate hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help Africans?
 
2013-09-07 06:35:51 PM
This is my body, This is my blood..........diamond
 
2013-09-07 06:38:13 PM
Wonder how long it takes for this old coot to scoot off the mortal coil for the evangelicals to play the "no true Christian" with ol' Pat.
 
2013-09-07 06:38:36 PM
Shining example of Christianity, he.
 
2013-09-07 06:40:12 PM
Seven Hundred Club is on 24/7 at your local retirement home. I hope they play cat videos when I'm put out to pasture.
 
2013-09-07 06:47:12 PM

Tigger: Nabb1: GQ did a scathing article on his gold mining interests in Liberia, where he was very cozy with the brutal regime running the country. I'm to lazy to go dig it up, and I'm fairly certain it was at least ten years ago.

Charles Taylor gave him a gold mine in exchange for lobbying the US government. It came out at Taylor's war crimes trial. I forget exactly where Jesus said that money was so important you should support genocidal maniacs to get more of it, but I'm pretty sure it's in there somewhere quite near the front.



It was right after GOP Jesus said "fark the poor! Those lazy bastards need to go out a get a job."
 
2013-09-07 06:49:56 PM
I tend to want to believe in the basic good of people. But this guy is beyond the pale. Problem is, he's such a nutjob that anyone who goes up against him will look like a nutjob.
 
2013-09-07 06:50:06 PM
This had to be done:

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Preachin' ain't easy, but it sure is profitable.
=Smidge=
 
2013-09-07 06:51:46 PM

wellreadneck: Racist white evangelicals donate hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help Africans?



No, they do it to score Heaven-points. They really don't give a crap about starving Africans.
 
2013-09-07 06:53:02 PM
It would be delightful if Pat Robertson turned out to be basically Wayne Newton in License to Kill.
 
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