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Sirius launches Christian talk channel

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Sirius Satellite Radio launched Monday a Christian talk channel.

Pharmacists claim religious bias

BELLEVILLE, Ill., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Three pharmacists at Walgreens in Illinois say they are victims of religious discrimination because they refuse to dispense the morning-after pill.

Robertson tells town it turned back on God

DOVER, Pa., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- TV evangelist Pat Robertson told a Pennsylvania town not to ask for God's help if disaster strikes after voting against teaching intelligent design.

Chavez seeks justice on Robertson remarks

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Venezuelan government said it might request the extradition of a U.S. televangelist who called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Chavez: Hold Bush responsible for any harm

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said if anything happens to him President Bush should be held responsible. Chavez also says he holds Bush responsible for a failed 2002 coup. The White House denies involvement.

Robertson admits Chavez assassination call

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson apologized Wednesday for calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela reacts to assassination call

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Venezuela's vice president reacted angrily to comments by a U.S. televangelist, who called for President Hugo Chavez's assassination.

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Islamic group raps Robertson comments

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- A Washington-based Islamic group criticized evangelist Pat Robertson Monday for saying Muslims should not serve as Cabinet secretaries or judges.

Ralph Reed is a consultant for Microsoft

REDMOND, Wash., April 27 (UPI) -- The Microsoft Corp. is paying social conservative Ralph Reed $20,000 a month to act as a consultant, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Wednesday.

Legal group to make Schiavo appeal

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- A conservative legal group said Wednesday it would file a court brief seeking a full federal appeals court hearing in the Terri Schiavo case.

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Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2005 with 284 to follow.
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Legal group joins Schiavo fray

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A conservative legal group specializing in constitutional law cases filed a "friend of the court" brief in Florida Monday in support of Terri Schiavo.

Dean win may scare off Democrat donors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Democratic fundraisers predict the election of Howard Dean as the party's national chairman will lead some of its larger donors to sit on the sidelines.

Gonazles gets backing from Christian right

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. attorney general nominee Alberto Gonzales has won the backing of the Christian Coalition, which urged its members Thursday to contact the Senate.
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SLP2000102103 - 21 OCTOBER 2000 - CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI, USA: Christian Coalition of America's Pat Robertson talks with reporters prior to an afternoon rally October 21. Robertson also answered questions about the Democratic National Committee's claim that a controversial voters guide being distributed by the coalition is illegial. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American televangelist. He is the founder of numerous organizations and corporations, including the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the Christian Coalition, Flying Hospital, International Family Entertainment Inc., Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, and Regent University. He is the host of The 700 Club, a Christian TV program airing on channels throughout the United States and on CBN affiliates worldwide.

Robertson is a Southern Baptist and was active as an ordained minister with that denomination for many years, but holds to a charismatic theology not traditionally common among Southern Baptists. He unsuccessfully campaigned to become the Republican Party's nominee in the 1988 presidential election. As a result of his seeking political office, he no longer serves in an official role for any church. His media and financial resources make him a recognized, influential, and controversial public voice for conservative Christianity in the United States.

Robertson was born in Lexington, Virginia, into a prominent political family. His parents were Absalom Willis Robertson, a conservative Democratic United States Senator, and his wife Gladys Churchill (née Willis). He married Adelia "Dede" Elmer on August 26, 1954. His family includes four children, among them Gordon P. Robertson and Tim Robertson and, as of mid-2005, fourteen grandchildren.

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