Wanker Of The Month

January 13th, 2010at 09:40pm Posted by Eli

Pat Robertson is an inhuman monster:

Today on his 700 Club television show, Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson highlighted the tragedy and said that his network will be there “to help the people.” However, he then tried to offer an explanation for the earthquake, blaming Haiti’s own people for once making a “pact to the devil”:

ROBERTSON: [S]omething 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 the Third and 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 prince.” True story. And so the devil said, “OK, it’s a deal.” They kicked the French out, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free.

But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle, on the one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island.

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This is the same person who said that then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had a stroke in 2006 because he was “dividing God’s land” and claimed that God sent Hurricane Katrina as punishment for the country’s sins, such as legalized abortion.

…And, of course, the same person who couldn’t agree with Jerry Falwell fast enough when he blamed 9/11 on “the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays… and the ACLU”.  So apparently his first response to a great tragedy is not compassion for the victims, but rather to try to figure out who God must be punishing.

Can someone point me to the chapter of the Bible where Jesus reacts to some human tragedy by saying, “Nyah nyah, they brought it on themselves”?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Anyone?

I also like the little “True story” he threw in there about how the Haitians “got together and swore a pact to the devil.”  So either he was there, or he has really old videotape of it, or Satan bragged to him about it personally.  Or perhaps he just doesn’t distinguish between voodoo rituals and Satanic pacts.

In any case… yeah.  What a horrible, horrible un-Christian little man.

If you would rather throw the Haitians some help instead of blame, you can give via Save the Children, Unicef, TransAfrica, the AFL-CIO, Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti, and of course, the Red Cross.  And in what I believe is a brand new technological innovation, the latter two actually allow you to make small quick donations via text message: If you text “Yele” to 501501 or “HAITI” to 90999, $5 or $10 (respectively) will be charged to your phone bill to contribute to the relief effort.

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