“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about,” intones the American televangelist and Christian head case Pat Robertson (pictured).
You may be ahead of me already. Yup, he’s blaming Haitians for the devastating earthquake that’s befallen the country’s capital and left thousands dead and many more injured and homeless.
“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.’ True story. And so the Devil said, ‘OK it’s a deal.’ And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got something themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another.”
So that explains the tectonic processes that have led to this tragic event. Now we know!
It’s not the first time this idiot has blamed people’s perceived irreligiosity for disasters, and Michael Rowe, writing in the Huffington Post, lists a few.
He quotes the lunatic as having said after 9/11, “We have sinned against Almighty God, at the highest level of our government, we’ve stuck our finger in your eye. The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They’ve taken your Bible away from the schools. They’ve forbidden little children to pray. They’ve taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organisations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America.”
And see this CBS website for a series of Robertson’s best quotes, along with pictures.
Meanwhile, a Catholic archbishop is reported to have been killed in the quake. Perhaps he turned from God, too.