|Charity and religious leaders are questioning why the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated Operation Blessing as the No. 2 charity for donations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Operation Blessing is the charity founded and still chaired by Pat Robertson, the politically well-connected television evangelist, who recently called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela. 'Ladies and gentlemen, we've never had anything like this,' Robertson told his audience. 'Let's rally together and do what we can.' In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government, through FEMA, issued a list of charities to which Americans should donate. On that list, Operation Blessing was only second to the American Red Cross. Charity leaders say this FEMA recommendation is a huge boost for Robertson's charity. THIS IS NOT RIGHT FOLKS...
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