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Haiti earthquake: Televangelist Pat Robertson links quake to 'pact with the devil'

Reporting from Washington -- Conservative televangelist the Rev. Pat Robertson on Wednesday linked the earthquake in Haiti to a "pact with the devil" purportedly entered into by the Haitian people in the late 18th century in a bid to defeat French colonizers.

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show. "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,' " Robertson said. "Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another."

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Marion "Pat" Robertson is really on a roll in the last half-decade. Was it he or Jerry Falwell who said God sent Katrina to New Orleans because Ellen DeGeneres--an avowed lesbian--came from there? The televangelists and conservative talk hosts are just plain sick who are damning Haiti. A pox on them.

Someone needs to check this guys' meds - time to up the dosage!

Pat Robertson is a nut case. Shame on him.

Pat Roberts were you personnally there when this pact was made with the devil? Who are you to be so rightous? These are just people like you and me who are in desperate need of help. You are a self-proclaimed Christian, but your Christian attitude sucks! It's "Christians" like YOU, that the world would be better off without. My wish for you is to have bad things happen to you because you, by your words and actions have made your own pact with the devil.

Pact with the devil? What about the people who brought the slaves there in the first place? Sorry Pat this is voodoo doo doo. Go back to the middle ages where you belong.

robertson is an idiot, go back to the 15th century you nut case, i can't believe such stupid people still exist.

You, my friend, are and idiot.

Evangelist Pat Robert son on Haiti —
He is Blind, with No Compassion

On Wednesday, January 13, Evangelist Pat Robertson inferred that the earthquake which has devastated Haiti, an African-descended, and the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, is the judgment of God for a legendary pact they made with the devil so that they would be delivered from oppression at the hands of French whites. He said the Haitians are “cursed.”

The National Black Evangelical Association cannot with greater passion deplore those comments, and ungodly, unbiblical response from Robertson. As Black evangelicals we distance ourselves from such perspectives of right-wing evangelical leaders and their followers.

Jesus set the record straight. In John chapter 9:1ff., the disciples asked the Lord why a “natural disaster” happened to a man who was born blind. Was it due to the man’s sin in his mother’s womb, or to his parents sin? Jesus answered, neither. God was doing something different; revealing His miraculous works in the life of that man.

Jesus and His true followers would not for a moment tolerate the theological speculation of Christian leaders about the origins of evil at a time when millions of people are suffering unbearably for their survival. He would admonish them to shut their hypocritical mouths, to show compassion, and to serve the Haitians with the liberating and care-giving work of true evangelical leaders of the Most High God.

Pat Robertson is blinded by his pharisaical so-called theology.

The National Black Evangelical Association
Rev. Dr. Walter Arthur McCray
President / www.the-nbea.org
01/14/10

This just proves that the only 'devil' in this business is Pat Robertson. Evil in the heart and racist. He wishes to equate the slave revolt of the late 18th c. to a supposedly sinister plot of a colonized people going against their imperial masters. In either instance, Pat Robertson obviously supports ANY type of colonial or slavery scheme that keeps people of color subjugated under a white master. Pat Robertson needs to hit his knees and ask for repentance.

Robertson is a certified "DUMB A__". It's hard to believe that people find this man actually relevant. Just another snake oil salesman and proud Republican to be sure!

The man is an idiot, bigot and spotlight hound. The earthquake in Haiti resulted from "physical abnormalitiies' in the earth and nothing else. Does this man also think that California's past earthquakes are the result of pacts with the Devil?

Robertson should immediately resign his position and cancel his show. His reckless,insensative comments are an abomination. Is he saying that every place that has an earthquake has made a pact with the devil? Does that include Alaska? Major STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!

Pat, a wackjob 'til the end.

I admire our presidents (Obama, Bush and Clinton) and all of those who have stepped forward to assist the poor people of Haiti. The scenes there remind me of the horrors associated with Hurricane Katrina. Of course, Katrina pales by comparison. More than 100 nations have responded. Hundreds of thousands of donations have been made. We should be proud that the call of the poor and the needy is still heard.

Yet we have our own "heart of darkness" nestled in this land. Yesterday we were witnesses to that darkness in the comments made by Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh.

Robertson/Limbaugh: Spawns of their own HATE

HOW DOES ONE EXPLAIN COMMENTS LIKE THEOSE FROM MR. LIMBAUGH AND MR. ROBERTSON?

Opportunism: They are taking advantage of the crisis.

Racism: They barely disguise their distaste for those who are not white.

Narcissism: They are the God of their own universes.

Disgusting behavior no matter how you try to understand it. Rush makes $44 million a year. Did he offer one penny yesterday? Robertson is the titular head of an evangelical organization, did he pledge assistance?

Imagine saying the words "humanitarian" and "compassion" in tones dripping with disdain. And where is the GOP in all of this. What do those who the GOP looks to as representatives of their thinking have to say/do for the leaders of Mr. Lincoln's party to rebuke him.

LIKE MARLEY AND SCROOGE, LIMBAUGH AND ROBERTSON CARRY MILES OF CHAINS ABOUT THEIR NECKS THEY HAVE FORGED FOR THEMSELVES.

CREEPY! CONTEMPTIBLE!

Robertson's comment the kind of anti humanist thinking shared by "leaders" associated with different religions throughout our planet that binds them in a brotherhood intolerance and ignorance.

Their only differentiating characteristics are what they wear and the language in which they express the destructive thoughts that their small minds generate.

This is a real piece of work - Pat Robertson. Nothing but a two bit slimy huckster. The amount of taxes he hasn't paid because of his religious operation could finance the rebuilding of Haiti. Of course all the political hacks are right their bowing to this Christer for patronage. Ban religion! Its ruined Haiti along with USA polices. And of course now there is God's earthquake. Of course its no a satire - its reality.

Perhaps Pat Robertson could worship a God whose only way of telling people he is displeased is through death and destruction; personally I'm proud to say such a God offer me nothing!

What a disgusting excuse for a human being. These "Religious" con men, are really the worst scum on this earth, and they have been followed and respected since the beginning of time. Shame on the sheep for funding these monsters!

Sadly, Pat Robertson is making the same mistake that Jerry Falwell made after the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington D.C. He is speaking as if he is an authority on Christian perspectives on such matters as natural disasters and how they relate to the Christian God. I am an orthodox Christian and would like to remind any who read this that Pat Robertson is NOT an authority on such things and that his words should be denounced as foolish and false. May all of our prayers be with the people of Haiti and for wisdom to be given to President Obama and other world leaders in knowing how to help Haiti in this time of difficulty and sorrow.

What kind of God do you believe in, that would bring devistation on a people for any reason. Much less a dubious pact, made by someone well removed from the current Haitian people. Your stupidty amazes me. Reread the bible, remember that Jesus guy, with the message of love? AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!! Like Bon Jovi said ' you give love a bad name '

I think the United States entered into a pact with the devil at some point in the past and ever since we have been cursed with Pat Robertson.

Sweet Jesus take me now!

Pat Robertson has a pact with idiocy. He should be ashamed of himself making such comments during this tragedy.

Say something so evil right at this moment, is a shame! I hope you will remember all the diamonds stolen in Zaire and Sierra Leone, when you end up in Heaven.

Pat Robertson serves an interesting god,

Vengeful, hateful, retaliating.......

oh wait, Pat Robertson serves Satan !

What a stupid jackass.

So.. another fine example of compassionate conservatism from Pat Robertson. Where does Robertson come up with this garbage? Who appointed him an apologist for God? If God is actually involved in such natural occurrences, does he need/want Robertson to speak on His behalf? Given Robertson makes the claim about a conversation with the devil in the 18th century, I presume he was there. I knew he was old, but wow! Perhaps he was the one who made the pact.

Given his pattern of inhuman insensitivity, I can only assume that Robertson feels he must explain to those out there who would question their god as to why such a thing would be allowed to happen. His explanation always seems to justify the massive human toll of such tragedies as the result of the failings in his mind of a relative few. Does this really appeal to those who waste any of their precious time on this Earth listening to him? Does it make the sheep of Robertson sleep better at night to know that their God exacts retribution on entire cities for the claimed sins of a few over 200 years ago? If so, let me remind the bleaters that for the 400 years preceding the Civil War, we enslaved people, so I wonder what must be in store for us?

Is there no one in Robertson cadre of compassionate conservatives who has the gumption to tell there misguided, self-righteous emperor he is a stark naked idiot?

HOW DOES ONE EXPLAIN COMMENTS LIKE THESE FROM MR. LIMBAUGH AND MR. ROBERTSON?

Opportunism: They are taking advantage of the crisis.
Racism: They barely disguise their distaste for those who are not white.
Narcissism: They are the God of their own universes.

Disgusting behavior no matter how you try to understand it. Rush makes $44 million a year. Did he offer one penny yesterday? Robertson is the titular head of an evangelical organization, did he pledge assistance?

Imagine saying the words "humanitarian" and "compassion" in tones dripping with disdain. And where is the GOP in all of this. What do those who the GOP looks to as representatives of their thinking have to say/do for the leaders of Mr. Lincoln's part to rebuke him.

LIKE MARLEY AND SCROOGE, LIMBAUGH AND ROBERTSON CARRY MILES OF CHAINS ABOUT THEIR NECKS THEY HAVE FORGED FOR THEMSELVES.

CREEPY! CONTEMPTIBLE!

This man IS the devil. This does not even deserve press coverage.

 
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