Pat Robertson Strokes His Publicity Shtick With Haiti Remarks

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It’s fine to make a living sharing your religious opinions. But when a humanitarian disaster the size of Haiti’s strikes, putting a on temporary muzzle and helping relief efforts is probably the best option. Case in point: televangelist Pat Robertson. Here’s what he said on today’s Christian Broadcast Networks’ 700 Club:


…something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heal of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or 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 French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal.

And they kicked the French out. You know, 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 is cut down the middle on the one side is Haiti the other is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. They need to have and we meed to pray for them a great turning to god and out of this tragedy I’m optimistic something good may come. But right now we are helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.

So Haitians are suffering because they made a pact with the devil? Pat, you’re not renowned for keeping your mouth shut, but for Christianity’s sake, stop here.

Rush Limbaugh comes in at a close second for instantly politicizing the Haiti quake, saying “Obama will use Haiti to boost credibility with ‘light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country.'”

From an economic standpoint, Robertson and Limbaugh make their money by imparting opinions. Clearly, gaining detractors is a tried-and-true part of their publicity machine. People hate them for their lack of civility, and they thrive from the recognition.

It’s a cheap trick. I’m sorry it happened so soon after such a serious disaster.

  • Wouldn’t a better strategy be to ignore publicity junkies like this instead of blog about them?

  • Alan

    And folks wonder why the pews are emptying out and people are looking elsewhere for spiritual comfort & insight? The religion business was incredibly toxic to Truth during the Dark Ages, torturing & murdering people for saying things that we now know to be true, and to keep their marketshare from dwindling to near zero their salespeople continue to market ideas that require a two digit IQ to contemplate for more than a millisecond. Oh well! The 21st century is bumping along as best it can, given the global toxic brew of religious fundamentalism, unrestrained corporate greed, ecological degradation, climate change and economic recession. Thanks to Pat Robertson for reminding us that the way forward is not the way back, and that we must somehow overcome the worst in ourselves in order to evolve into something we can be proud of.

  • Drea

    David: That crossed my mind, too. I rationalize it by saying that I’m calling out PR for his PR, not arguing with his demented take on things and stoking the controversy.

    Alan: Good point. When leaders like Pat Robertson go too far, they risk alienating some of the people they attracted, and they prevent themselves from attracting new followers. I wonder, though, where the extremists that follow guys like him draw the line. Are they so loyal that even the most ridiculous remark, made in the name of the lord, won’t budge them?

  • *sigh* People like Pat Robertson would be figures of fun if it weren’t for the fact that a sizeable number of people take what he says seriously. The only comfort I can draw is that he’s old, and will be off to meet his maker sooner rather than later.

  • Mark S Bias

    Stephanie Migot is an example of how NOT to be a lady!

    Stephanie: What about you? When you come to the end of your despicable life, will you be in Heaven or Hell? No, no, no,.. let me answer that for you. According to Scripture – you will be in Hell. But wait! There’s more Steph! You wont have any company, because Hell wont be the “party” you so ignorantly joke about with your feminist, skank friends! Here’s some truth to wake you up out of your sickening display of deception and stupidity – Enjoy;

    Mark S Bias November 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    Pat Robertson has served as an example to you of what a godly man is!
    The problem with you is apparent – “a godly influence is a terrible rebuke to those who are wicked.” That’s from Scripture which you despise.

    Your hatred for God (Christ) is manifested in your childlike characterization of Mr. Robertson. But it is your rebellion toward Christ that is your real problem – and it stinks as badly as your soul does! Oh that’s right, you don’t believe the Bible. You think you know better than God. And you are actually stupid enough to believe that we care what you think about religion or honorable men such as Pat Robertson!

    I’m glad you posted your comment for all the world to see. Since Scripture is
    the final authority for faith, practice and living a biblically governed lifestyle –
    Pat Robertson will continue living for Christ and looking forward to eternity in Heaven in the presence of God Himself. BUT YOU will never stand in the presence of Christ except to be condemned by Him! YOU are a silly, insignificant little nothing who will reap the anger and judgment from the very God you make fun of. Play games now. Keep pretending you are intelligent, and keep stenching through life in your independence from Jesus.

    Hell will be suffering beyond human comprehension for all eternity – time without end,.. just you and your guilty conscience forever separated from Christ and everyone and everything,.. torment beyond words. But that’s right,.. You knew better than God. Let’s see you snub your stupid little snot nose up at Christ when you die. And you are going to die – I promise! (Hebrews 9:27)

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    Carmelo Cabana
    Reply:
    November 25th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Who is this bible thumper, Mark S Bias?

    You say Pat Robertson is a godly man but what type of man blames NATURAL disaster on humans? And not just that, but humans who choose to live their lives to their own preference. Whether it is voodoo priests or internet bible thumpers every human is the same, in God’s eyes. Read your bible and realize that God loves ALL people. You defend Pat Robertson, but you choose to ignore the facts in the post. You’re just a one-track thinking individual and I pity you.

    Also, I don’t think the Bible was intended to be used as a tool for your obvious hatred towards free speech. And to quote scriptures of the Good Book in your ignorant comment is more direspectful than the post itself which is loaded with facts.

    And to judge this website on their posts makes you a little little man. Respect other people’s God-given free-thinking opinions before you bombard them with your narrow-minded, out of date beliefs.

    There’s a whole new world out there take a look up from your Bible and your computer screen and you might realize it…..you fucken jerk off.

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    Mark S Bias
    Reply:
    December 12th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Carmelo Cabana wrote, “you fucken jerk off”.

    Christ said that the words from a person’s mouth show the state of his his heart (Matthew 15:18-20).

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    Mark S Bias December 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    It’s true. The most dangerous thing in society is biblical ignorance. And the anonymous childlike stink that replied to my message has proved to the world that the Bible has absolute power to reveal the true condition of an angry, narcissistic, unregenerate man (Hebrews 4:12)! THANK YOU for showing us and the world what you (and people like you really are). Yes, Scripture is true and Christ is coming to judge you. LISTEN CAREFULLY YOU STUPID MOLE,.. you don’t deserve what I’m about to do for you – but I will one time throw out a life line to your condemned sorry soul that stinks! And here it is: Only those who have come to the complete and total end of themselves and accept Christ and His Gospel as fact (realizing they are hopeless and helpless without Christ in this life and believe with total conviction that Jesus died on a Roman Cross and was raised from the dead to prove that He was God incarnate) will be given eternal life. Since you (like everyone else) were born into this world with a sin nature – you have disobeyed God (and the Bible which you so despise). God has therefore foreordained you for judgement and condemnation (Hebrews 9:27). However, “if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). If and only when you do this will you escape the hell that is described in the above message which shocked your demonic soul – you ignorant, dangerous rat. Now go coward away like a mouse with his tail between his rotting legs! So deceived are you by your wayward culture that you would actually attempt to impose upon us your ridiculous opinion about what you think religion should be. You say, “There’s a whole new world out there take a look up from your Bible” and then squirm away from your computer fuming like a rebellious child,.. shaking your fist up at a God Who has promised to condemn you! Your reply was a total embarrassment on humanity – like a little child who broke his keyboard after playing a video game all day and losing. Is that what you really are inside? What’s that? You have your own opinion of what you think love should be? You want a “god” who services your demands, requires nothing of responsibility from you, and will allow you to live any way you want to? You actually think you can order Him to cater to your selfish, perverted ego? You want everyone to fall into your mindless pit of deception and forget God so that you can justify living a lifestyle without divine accountability? You actually think that the Creator of this world doesn’t use natural disasters to accomplish His divinely established order? There are many examples in the Old Testament of God using nature to judge wicked people – like yourself! Oh, that’s right, but you don’t believe that Bible. You are part of the disease upon our culture and society that demands entitlement! I forgot,.. you think you know better than God! Guess what, you dirty smelly stink? GOD IS GOING TO USE NATURE TO JUDGE MANKIND LIKE YOU CAN’T IMAGINE! REVELATION CHAPTER’S 4-21 ARE FILLED WITH GOD USING FUTURE, NATURAL DISASTERS TO BRING ABOUT JUDGEMENT TO AN UNBELIEVING, WICKED WORLD! And you are part of that world. Yes, I said it to your skunk face. There is a Hell, And you will spend eternity there: {“Narrow is the way that leads to eternal life (Heaven) and only a few there are that find it but broad is the way that leads to destruction and Hell – and many there are that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14), emphasis mine.} YOU NOW KNOW THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH and I AM THE VERY ONE WHO HAS MADE YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD FOREVER… AND I HAVE EXPOSED YOU FOR THE MISERABLE, ATHEISTIC, INSIGNIFICANT LITTLE NOTHING THAT YOU REALLY ARE – AND FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE! Now you can crawl back into your cave of stench like a depraved animal that just got burned in a forest fire,.. but your whimpering means nothing to Christ (God), godly men like Pat Robertson,..
    OR ME!!!

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    Mark S Bias December 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    “Scripture is the final authority for faith, practice and living a biblically governed lifestyle.” Mark S. Bias

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    Mark S Bias December 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    And who is Carmelo Cabana? A mindless Christ hater who is a demon-given free-thinking, devious-opinionated, mindless, deceived little brat who thinks the Bible is a “good book of out of date beliefs”.

    He is part of the plague upon this nation – a biblically illiterate generation that spits in the face of God’s authority! But he thought he knew better than God,
    he wanted to do it his way, he snubbed his nose up at Church, the Bible, Christ and Christians everywhere,.. but one thing he so foolishly didn’t count on. He didn’t realize that at the end of his wasted little life – JUDGEMENT would come from the very CHRIST that he heckled, despised and disobeyed. Then Carmelo was eternally shocked to find himself separated from life, love and Christ – but it was too late!

    Play games now. Keep pretending you are intelligent, and keep stenching through life in your independence from Christ Jesus.

    Hell will be suffering beyond human comprehension for all eternity – time without end,.. just you and your guilty conscience forever separated from Christ and everyone and everything,.. torment beyond words. But that’s right,.. YOU KNEW BETTER THAN GOD!!!

  • Mark S Bias

    David, when you get to Hell – don’t bother to look Steph up;
    The BIBLE clearly instructs you that you wont have contact with others. You and Steph will each be in torment alone!
    Oh,.. that’s right, again – You dont believe Scripture. Yet you are dysfunctional enough to search online, look up a sabotaged photo of a godly individual, snicker at it like a jack ass who doesn’t have anything better to do, and MAKE A STUPID COMMENT ABOUT IT ON A THREAD.

    But David, I have an assignment for you both! Are you ready for it?

  • Mark S Bias

    In a message from Isaiah 53 about Christ’s sacrificial gift to mankind;

    PAT ROBERTSON said, “It was from the suffering of Jesus that you and I are here today. If it hadn’t been for the plan of God that He suffered, you and I would not have known Salvation. And you and I would not have an entrance into Heaven.”

    Thank you Pat for your ministry and the message we recently heard.

  • James

    There isn’t anything about separation of church and state in the constitution. Other than that though, He’s a bit off.