Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pat Robertson: Haitian Earthquake Caused By "A Pact To The Devil"

After 9/11, Pat Robertson said, "I totally concur" when Jerry Falwell blamed the catastrophe on "...the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians...the ACLU, People For the American Way..."

After Hurricane Katrina, Robertson linked the disaster to legalized abortion and said that Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. can "be thankful that a tragedy has brought him some good" since "the focus of America is going to be on these [hurricane] victims."

Now, with the possibility of thousands of casualties following the earthquake in Haiti, listen to Robertson's characteristic response:

Robertson: It may be a blessing in disguise. There may be a massive rebuilding of that country. ...Christy, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, Napoleon III or whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said we will serve you if you get us free from the French. True story. So the devil said okay it's a deal, so the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since then they have been cursed by one thing after another.

So just as John Roberts should be thankful for Katrina, the hurricane in Haiti may be "a blessing in disguise" because the buildings may be spruced up. Tell that to Jeudy Francia, a Haitian woman who pleaded, "“Please save my baby! There is no one, nothing, no medicines, no explanations for why my daughter is going to die.”

Note that in the midst of what purports to be a history lesson, Robertson refers to "Napoleon III or whatever." It was Napoleon Bonaparte. In any event, Robertson's explanation for the hurricane's origins combines blaming the victims with sheer nonsense. Today's disaster is caused by Haitians who revolted against their colonialist European masters and made a deal with the devil? How is it that thousands listen to this buffoon?

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