Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pat Robertson Does It Again

Good old Pat Robertson is once again suffering from Christian foot in mouth disease. The guy who in the 1980's declared that AIDS was a punishment from God for homosexuality, and more recently observed that Hurricaine Katrina was God's vengence on a decadent American society which tolorated divorce, adultery and homosexuality has done it again.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the 80 year old Robertson commented on his Christian Broadcasting Network, that the quake was the result of a" pact with the devil" made by the Haitian people two hundred years ago in order to throw off the yoke of colonialism.

Not only does he have his facts and his history a bit skewed, he is once again presuming to know the will of the Almighty. It is true that a slave rebellion which began in 1793 ended in 1804 with the establishment of Haiti as the first republic in the world ruled by former slaves of African descent. As for the " pact with the devil", I suspect this is a rather fanciful reference to a voodoo ceremony said to have been performed at the start of the revolt asking God( not the devil) to assist in driving out the French.

It absolutely stuns me that Pat Robertson, who claims to be a Christian, can possibly cheapen the impact of this natural disaster by saying, as he did, that the earthquake just might be " a blessing in disguise." He seems to see it as a kind of divine slum clearance plan.

Can you believe that Pat Robertson once wanted to be President of the United States? What a relief that God had the good sense to keep him out of the White House.


Susan said...

And little Christy sitting beside him didn't leap up and smack him in the head why??

"They made a deal with the devil. True story," sez Pat.

Yeah. Guess he was there.

pinkpackrat said...

Little Christy is his handmaiden-- so much for objective journalism or fact checking:-)

LondonGirl said...

Some village is missing its idiot....

JamaGenie said...

Anymore, I automatically chalk up any celebrity claiming to be "Christian" as an excuse to make bizarre statements like ol' P.R. here as **handmaidens of the devil himself**.

Ratings seem to be the #1 priority in their lives, not the God Almighty they claim so often (and loudly) to worship above all. Has Much like a used car salesman saying "trust me". I automatically stop listening. Too bad P.R.'s followers aren't smart enough to do the same.

btw, last night PBS ran a program about the birth of Haiti. Unfortunately, I had company and didn't get to watch it.

JC said...

And I say unto Pat Robertson:

Thou art going to burn for eternity, you old bastard.