Saturday, January 16, 2010

The 700 Club Apologizes [not] For Pat Robertson

Their statement:

"On today’s The 700 Club, during a segment about the devastation, suffering and humanitarian effort that is needed in Haiti, Dr. Robertson also spoke about Haiti’s history. His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led by Boukman Dutty at Bois Caiman, where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed. Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath. If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson’s compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them. His humanitarian arm has been working to help thousands of people in Haiti over the last year, and they are currently launching a major relief and recovery effort to help the victims of this disaster. They have sent a shipment of millions of dollars worth of medications that is now in Haiti, and their disaster team leaders are expected to arrive tomorrow and begin operations to ease the suffering.

Chris Roslan

Spokesman for CBN "

Your standard garden variety non-apology from the Spokesman for the Asshat.

Since religious figures and scholars agree, well, then it must be true that the Devil has gone to Haiti, when we all know that the Devil appears daily on CBN.


froggy said...

He *quoted* the Devil. Apparently they've had a conversation. They are probably on a first name basis.

jadedj said...

Yes, and he said "true story". Now in my dictionary, there is a world of difference between "true story", and "...allegedly made a pact with the devil..."

Sidewinding, fork tongued, lying my view.

Joy said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Totally evil.

Kyle said...

Haiti isn't cursed, it is simply a desperate, impoverished nation conservative WASPs crushed and then left to die. Pat Robertson should know, he's one of them.

Berry Blog said...

Would that be a little like the old soup kitchens where a client would have to hear a sermon before the meal?

"Ive got aspirin here, but first, let us pray."

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