THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS COMMENTS OF PAT ROBERTSON
According to Wikipedia, Marion Gordon Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the Christian Coalition, Regent University and other organizations and corporations. He is the host of The 700 Club, a Christian TV program airing on channels throughout the United States and on CBN affiliates worldwide. His media and financial resources make him a recognized, influential, and controversial public voice for conservative Christianity in the United States.
Oh, I forgot to mention, he's a raving nut case.
He claims that some Protestant denominations harbor the spirit of the Antichrist, claims he has the power to deflect hurricanes through prayer, has denounced Hinduism as "demonic" and Islam as "satanic," and has so many objections to feminism, homosexuality, abortion, and liberal politics that it would be impossible to list them all. He had financial ties to presidents Charles Taylor (Liberia) and Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire), both human rights violators. He claims that every natural occurrence ---be it weather-related or illness of someone he dislikes ---is an act of god in retribution for some sin or other.
The following outrageous statements were found on the CBS News website:
1992: "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
Gee, I consider myself a feminist, but I seem to have gone about it all wrong. I’m not a socialist. I guess I ought to sign up. I did leave my first husband after he committed adultery. (He was the "sinner," Pat, not me.) But my second husband and I have been married 25 years, so I will file divorce papers right away. I can’t kill my children because I never had any, so I guess I have to off the neighbors' children. (They're rather annoying anyway.) After I file those divorce papers, I'll search for a lesbian lover and start practicing witchcraft.
2001: Two days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Robertson agreed with Jerry Falwell who said that God allowed the attacks because of moral decay - specifically the ACLU, abortionists, feminists and gays.2005: If Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez "thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don’t think any oil shipments will stop… We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability."2005: After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Robertson said, "I was reading… a book that was very interesting about what God has to say in the Old Testament about those [abortionists] who shed innocent blood… Have we found we are unable somehow to defend ourselves against some of the attacks that are coming against us, either by terrorists or now by natural disaster? Could they be connected?"2006: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was given a debilitating stroke because he was trying to make peace with the Palestinians and give them land. "He was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any Prime Minister of Israel who takes a similar course…God says 'this land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone.'"2010: After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Robertson said Haitians had made a "pact with the devil" and have been "cursed" ever since. "They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'we will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.'…so the devil said, 'ok it’s a deal.' And they kicked the French out. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another."
In my attempt to show that being religious
is not a guarantee of moral behavior,
this post is part of a series of reports featuring
the bad behavior of religious people, past or present....
Look for other posts showing the bad behavior
perpetrated by members of other religious groups.
Robertson likes to make predictions that he believes have come directly from god. Read about them in my next post.