Pat Robertson, you are going to HELL for your comments about the earthquake in Haiti
January 14, 2010
But, you may be going to hell for a variety of other reasons I don’t know about. Pat Robertson is the first winner of Dumb Nigga and Hater of Week award for 2010 for his comments on the Haiti Earthquake.
Enter the Rev. Pat Robertson, who always seems to have a ready answer for the unanswerable.
“You know … something happened a long time ago in Haiti. … They got together and swore a pact to the Devil,” Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club” Wednesday.
“They said, ‘We will serve you if you get us free from the French.’ True story.” That’s right: Robertson seems to suggest the Haitians brought the earthquake on themselves, in a deal with Satan.
“And so, the Devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ And they kicked the French out,” he went on. “You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another.”
Robertson’s words instantly triggered a firestorm across the country, including a rebuke from White House press secretary Robert Gibbs who told reporters “at times of great crisis there are always people who say really stupid things.”
“Our heart goes out to the people of Haiti. … That’s not the attitude that expresses the spirit of the president or the American people, so I thought it was a pretty stunning comment to make,” Jarrett said.
But this is not the first time that he has said something out of pocket like that. 9/11, heart attacks and Hurricane Katrina have all been brought to bear because we didn’t give enough to the 700 Club.
But a vengeful God has long been Robertson’s weapon of choice.
After Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a debilitating stroke in 2006, for instance, Robertson said it was God’s retribution for Israel ceding land to the Palestinians.
“I am sad to see him in this condition,” Robertson then said, “but the prophet Joel makes it very clear that god has enmity against those who ‘divide my land.'”
Robertson and the late Christian conservative televangelist Jerry Falwell created a stir in 2007 when they said the 9/11 attacks were God’s punishment for loose U.S. morals.
People “who have tried to secularize America, I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen,'” Falwell said on the “700 Club,” which is the Christian network’s flagship news talk show.
“Well, I totally concur,” Robertson said in response.
“We have killed over 40 million unborn babies in America. … Some of the attacks that are coming against us either by terrorists or now by natural disaster, could they be connected in some way?” he said.
I think that his time has come and the grim reaper will be making a visit. But, I think that he will be taking the express elevator down, instead of up…