Well the NYT stated the obvious, so no need for me to do it.
Rudolph W. Giuliani is a supporter of gay and abortion rights who is building his
Republican primary campaign around his response to the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Pat Robertson, the Christian conservative broadcaster, once said permissiveness toward
homosexuality and abortion led to God’s “lifting his protection” to
allow those attacks.
So, to put it honestly, Pat Robertson has endorsed for president of the United States, someone who condones what Robertson morally condemns as murder. Also an adulterer, and someone who supports a legal restructuring of marriage — a bedrock of "family values" rhetoric — into something Robertson claims is so scornful that it can bring "divine" intervention (or non-intervention).
I don’t think it’s strange, at all. Giuliani is a fascist authoritarian.
Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every
single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of
discretion about what you do.
Robertson is a religious authoritarian. He’d be right at home and at peace in the Inquisition, most likely deriving erotic satisfaction from each new "purification" that came about.
Moreover; in Robertson’s childlike, bogeyman-fantasy world, we’re at war with the sons of Ishmael, the cursed altar ego of god’s "chosen people." And, since they aren’t being the best stewards of god’s "holy lands," in Robertson’s warped view, we had better do the job for them else god might get really pissed.
And let’s face it; nobody is more comfortable with minding your business, knocking down your door, rifling through your private lives, and locking you up if necessary than Giuliani and Robertson.
And the "murder" of the tens and hundreds of thousands (millions, when you consider all the ones god — the chief abortionist — murders) of unborn little christian soldiers? Hey, it’s a war out there. They’ll just have to be chocked up as draftees and casualties, for now.