Emulating the murderer of John the Baptist, multi-millionaire voice-of-god Pat Robertson demanded the United States assasinate democratically elected Venezulean president Hugo Chavez.
Mr Robertson - a failed Republican presidential candidate, self-described "humanitarian" and outspoken founder of the right-wing Christian Coalition - said that killing Hugo Chavez, the left-wing South American leader who has been critical of the US, would be "a whole lot cheaper than starting a war".
"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," the 75-year-old preacher told viewers of The 700 Club, his daily program on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."
Always crazy as a shit-house rat, in 1999, Mr Robertson urged people to pray for Scotland, branding it a "dark land" where homosexuals set the moral agenda.