Atheists United, a group based in Los Angeles, has been uploading a lot of old lectures onto YouTube. One that caught my eye was given by Gerard Straub.
Straub was a former producer of Pat Robertson‘s The 700 Club but it wasn’t long before he “became disillusioned with that brand of theocracy.” He eventually wrote a book called Salvation for Sale, a tell-all about Robertson. You could argue how much impact it had since Robertson is still on TV today, doing much of the same schtick as always, but he certainly doesn’t have the political power he once did. If anything, he’s a joke, a relic of an age when televangelists were taken seriously.
The lecture was delivered in 1995 at a meeting of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. It begins at the 5:47 mark.
Pay attention to Straub’s commentary on Robertson’s 1988 presidential campaign. (An unqualified demagogue running for president? Never!)
(via Agatan Fnd)