Pat Robertson's Christian assassinations

Pat Robertson is at it again, this time calling for the assassination of of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Ezra Klein took a moment to review any number of Biblical reasons to put a man to death: "Think he's ever masturbated? If so, Genesis 38:8 says he's finished. Exodus 12:12 lets us off him if he's ever struck another man with a deadly blow, a particularly helpful passage if we let Robertson do the deed himself with a blunt object -- they can exit stage left together. I don't know if Chavez ever hit his parents, but Exodus 21:15 finishes him if he did. Better yet, he sure seems like he was stubborn and rebellious as a kid, a juvenile heritage that we can stone him for (Deuteronomy 21:18)." (Ezra Klein)

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