Pat Robertson prays for Supreme Court retirements
July 16 2003 12:00 AM ET
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, known for anitgay and antiabortion politics, on Monday urged his nationwide audience to pray for God to remove three justices from the U.S. Supreme Court so that they could be replaced by conservatives. "We ask for miracles in regard to the Supreme Court," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's The 700 Club. Robertson has launched a 21-day "prayer offensive" directed at the Supreme Court in the wake of its 6-3 June vote that decriminalized sodomy. Robertson said in a letter on the CBN Web site that the ruling "has opened the door to homosexual marriage, bigamy, legalized prostitution, and even incest."
The same letter targets three justices in particular: "One justice is 83 years old, another has cancer, and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?" Judging from the descriptions, Robertson was referring to justices John Paul Stevens, who was born in 1920, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had colon
cancer surgery in 1999. The identity of the third justice was unclear.