Who Would Jesus Assassinate?

I’m not one to caricature the Religious Right by taking Pat Robertson as the norm. However, that Robertson could–on air on the 700 Clubopenly call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (one of several leftist leaders in South America), and that this wouldn’t cause an uproar amongst religious convervatives–such a scenario surely is some kind of indicator of the degree to which the conservative religious imagination in America has become captive to forces that have less to do with following Jesus and more about protecting the American way.