On ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Pat Robertson, founder of Christian Coalition of America and host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club, defended his comments in his latest book, Courting Disaster, that Democratic judicial appointments are the most serious threat America has faced in nearly 400 years. Robertson also recently announced that God told him, "I will remove judges from the Supreme Court quickly, and their successors will refuse to sanction the attacks on religious faith."
From the May 1 broadcast of This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: But, sir, you have described this in pretty -- this whole battle in pretty apocalyptic terms. You've said that liberals are engaged in an all-out assault on Christianity, that Democrats will appoint judges who don't share our Christian values and will dismantle Christian culture. And that the out-of-control judiciary -- and this was in your last book, Courting Disaster -- is the most serious threat America has faced in nearly 400 years of history, more serious than Al Qaeda, more serious than Nazi Germany and Japan, more serious than the Civil War?
ROBERTSON: George, I really believe that. I think they are destroying the fabric that holds our nation together. There is an assault on marriage. There's an assault on human sexuality, as [U.S. Supreme Court] Judge [Antonin] Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war. And on top of that, if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law.