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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Pat Robertson, founder of the Virginia-based Christian Broadcasting Network and host of its 700 Club talk show, said yesterday that this week’s earthquake in Haiti was due to a “pact to the devil” that country made 200 years ago to help free the country from French colonial control.

Maybe it’s time to evacuate Virginia.

In 1998, Robertson complained when Disney World and the city of Orlando celebrated Gay Days, saying that hurricanes and other disasters would descend on the state as punishment from God for countenancing what constituted evil in Robertson’s eyes. But 1998 and 1999 were relatively quiet seasons for the normally hurricane-wracked state, which was only grazed by a few of tropical storms and hurricane remnants during those years. Even more curiously, Virginia endured the effects of Hurricane Bonnie in 1998 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999, two of the most destructive and disruptive storms in that state’s history. So what was God saying here?

But’s just business as usual for the 79-year-old blowhard and self-appointed emissary of God’s wrath. The Wikipedia entry entitled “Pat Robertson Controversies” is nearly 5,000 words long. — Anastasia Pantsios

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