And he might be taking you with him. Because if there is a god, Pat Robertson is one of the devil’s pied pipers.
People who love their fellow man do not expound on the cause of natural disasters and unfathomable human suffering, they just do what they can to help.
Here is what Pat Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show Wednesday (1/13) about the devastating earthquake in Haiti that many sources are now saying has claimed the lives of as many as 500,000 people:
“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French … and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French.’
True story. And the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ “Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another.”
After a firestorm of protest and criticism, CBN released a statement to clarify Robertson’s comments, claiming:
“On today’s The 700 Club, during a segment about the devastation, suffering and humanitarian effort that is needed in Haiti, Dr. Robertson also spoke about Haiti’s history. His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led by Boukman Dutty at Bois Caiman, where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed.”
The statement goes on to detail Robertson’s compassion for the Haitian people and his relief efforts already underway.
Of course Robertson has a long history of claiming natural disasters are sent by god as divine retribution for sins he arbitrarily determines:
I suspect that the devil knows a lot more about Pat Robertson than he knows about the devil.
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