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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Robertson cut out of Evangelical Disneyland deal

This morning the New York Times reported that Israel's Tourism Ministry will renege on a joint tourism center/Evangelical Disneyland with Virginia Beach entrepreneur/radical cleric Pat Robertson. Unfortunately for Pat, the deal will still go through, but due to his recent inflammatory comments about ailing Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Robertson will not be reaping any of the divine profits.

Now, its been well documented that Pat Robertson will do nearly anything for the all mighty dollar. Whether it's mining diamonds in Africa, selling diet shakes, or developing real estate in Virginia Beach, Pat loves looking for different avenues to increase his net worth. Therefore, I wasn't surprised to hear that Pat Robertson, and Israeli Tourism Officials had planned to develop a 35-acre Christian theam park (pilgrimage center, or whatever you want to call it) near the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus once lived and preached.

Call me crazy but if I were a Christian making a pilgrimage back to the Sea of Galilee, I would prefer to see this area in its pristine state, not paved over for an Evangelical Disneyland, but that's just me. Israeli Tourism/Government Officials view the 35-acre development as a great way to increase tourism in a remote area of the country, and Pat Robertson sees it as a great way to make money. Therefore it appeared to be a match made in heavan. That is until Pat made disparaging comments about the ailing Israeli Prime Misister Ariel Sharon, who Robertson claims is one of his friends.

Therefore Israeli Tourism Officials chose to punish Pat - in the worse way someone can punish Pat Robertson - they completely cut him out of the Evangelical Disneyland deal. Wow! Finally Pat has to literally pay this time for saying something stupid! Instead of having the whole nation (and world) think he is an idiot, this one is going to cost him! Now that really hurts!


  • At 1/12/2006 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    good grief, is there anything this guy want do to make a buck?


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