Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.When contacted by the media, Charles Darwin said he would be happy to help Dover. He also said, "But, as the saying goes, Darwin helps those who help themselves," adding that he felt the residents were off to a real good start by educating their children and teaching them about the scientific method.
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club." [...]
Later, Robertson issued a statement saying he was simply trying to point out that "our spiritual actions have consequences. God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever," Robertson said. "If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them."
Meanwhile, God, when contacted by this reporter, disavowed all knowledge of Rev. Robertson's activities.