It seems that Pat Robertson may finally have to attempt a sincere retraction of one of his thoughtless comments regarding God vs. Everyone Who Doesn't Agree with Pat.
He's tried to withdraw his little invective against Ariel Sharon. It seems ministers in Jerusalem were less than pleased when he said: "God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says 'This is my land, and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine.'"
So, they(in the form of Avi Hartuv) said: , "We can't accept this kind of statement. We will not do business with him."
Their displeasure may certainly make Robertson's plan for the $50 million project called Jesusland, to be located near Galilee (wait, isn't that where Puff the Magic Dragon was from?) less than a divine certainty.
Robertson backpedeled by saying he was just pointing out the Old Testamentnt view on the division of Israel's's lands.
But the damage is done.
According to Hartuv: "The contract is still open - just not with Mr Robertson. If there are other Christian leaders, they are most welcome to sign a contract to bring Christian tourists to the State of Israel.
"We want to see who in the group supports his (Robertson's) statements. Those who support the statements cannot do business with us. Those that publicly support Ariel Sharon's recovery are welcome to do business with us. We have to check this very, very carefully."