Pat Robertson's hit list.

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Aug. 25 2005 9:19 PM

Pat Robertson's Hit List

It isn't only Chavez he wants gone.

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And if homosexuals caused 9/11, we can't very well allow the entire population of Scotland to live, since Scotland is a "dark land" where "you can't believe how strong the homosexuals are."

Finally, don't forget the "tightly knit cabal" of "European bankers" whose origins lie with the "Bavarian illuminati." A decade ago, Michael Lind pointed out in the New York Review of Books that these are all crudely anti-Semitic code phrases for "the Jews." According to Robertson, they serve the devil. They're going to have to go, too.

What would Dietrich Bonhoeffer make of that?

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So many Hitlers. So little time.

Correction, Aug. 26, 2005: An earlier version of this column misspelled Bonhoeffer's name. (Return to corrected sentence.)

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