April 21, 2005

Pat Robertson is My Hero…

Filed under: Random Stuff — Bob Gifford @ 10:38 pm

…and so is Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Bono, Dennis Hopper, Penelope Cruz, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, that woman that played Josh’s girlfriend on West Wing, Antonio Banderas, Kevin Bacon, that guy from The OC, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. Oh, and did I mention Cameron Diaz?

These and more appear on the latest ad from the ONE Campaign. Take a look at the ad, and if you haven’t already, sign the ONE declaration.

But back to Pat Robertson. This icon of the conservative war on popular culture appearing in an ad with Kate Hudson and Susan Sarandon?

But of course, and why not? If liberals and conservatives can’t find common ground fighting hunger, then we are lost. Hunger is not a liberal cause, nor a conservative one. It is not just a Christian cause or a secular cause. It is a cause that we should all be able to agree on.

So more to the point is why was Robertson the only conservative in the ad (at least that I recognized)? I suppose Tim LaHaye doesn’t want to battle hunger, because his pre-trib script calls for famine in these end times. James Dobson is more worried about whether teens are abstaining from sex than whether they have anything to eat. And the rest of the theocrats don’t want to let hunger distract them from taking over the judiciary.

So thank you Pat Robertson for joining together with those across the ideological divide to fight for the most basic of moral goods: freedom from hunger.

Update: The site for the affiliated UK campaign, Make Poverty History, has its own, and more compelling, video. Some of the same faces, plus a good number of Brits.


  1. Wow Bob, great minds think alike.

    I just loaded the same banner for the ONE campaign onto my site today too!

    Comment by Forrest — April 22, 2005 @ 1:07 am

  2. Oh, and Cameron Diaz is great too. As is Kate Hudson. And Cameron Diaz.

    Comment by Forrest — April 22, 2005 @ 1:38 am

  3. Great post!! Great Site!! I’m putting a link to this blog on mine. Thanks for speaking truth!


    Comment by Dr. Mike Kear — April 22, 2005 @ 2:28 pm

  4. …and no one sees how we are heading for the end times? ONE? Now for a good cause later, ONE money system, ONE religion, ONE earth, ONE scares me!

    Comment by Another Christian — July 4, 2005 @ 1:46 pm

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