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"...“I don’t know what you label the Democrats now,” he said. “But it’s the party of gays, godlessness and whatever else.”
No Pat, you senile old fool, its the party that represents more of America than you will even acknowledge are actually Americans.From the article: "...“I don’t know what you label the Democrats... more
Just discard them, I guess. You have to love this man's Christian principles.
Televangelist Pat Robertson wasn't blaming Haiti's catastrophic earthquake on "God's wrath," but was talking about a "widely discussed" legend that a Satanic pact aided its founding slave revolt, a spokesman said.
But the suggestion that Haiti's historic woes stem from a deal with the devil comes from a 19th-century "fabrication" meant to discredit its slave rebellion and Vodou religion, a Caribbean scholar said Thursday.
"This is a longstanding trope of anti-Haitian venom," Kate Ramsey, a researcher at the University of Miami, told CNN.
Robertson invoked the tale on his syndicated program, "The 700 Club," on Wednesday to suggest the poverty-stricken country's long history of natural disasters and political turmoil stemmed from a deal with the devil made by the leaders of its 1791 revolution against French rule.
"They said, 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.' True story," Robertson said. "And so, the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal.' "
The revolt succeeded, "but ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other," the 79-year-old Christian Coalition founder and onetime Republican presidential candidate said.
The legend of a Haitian deal with the devil dates back to the decades following its independence in 1804, Ramsey said. It began with a Roman Catholic campaign against Vodou, the Afro-Haitian religion widely practiced in Haiti, and spread as anti-slavery movements gained ground in the Caribbean, Europe and America, she said.
"They did become mobilized to discredit what was called the first black republic by outsiders, especially in the context of debates over abolition in the Caribbean and elsewhere," Ramsey told CNN.
European colonists in the Caribbean and the Americas believed that the Haitian slaves "could not have possibly pulled this off themselves" and must have had outside help, Ramsey said. Evangelical Christians have evoked the Haiti legend more recently and elaborated on it, "but it's drawing on a much longer history," she said.
Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, has faced a string of natural disasters in the past two decades and been wracked by political chaos for much of its history.
In a statement posted on the broadcaster's Web site, Christian Broadcasting Network spokesman Chris Roslan said the "widely-discussed" legend, "combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed."Televangelist Pat Robertson wasn't blaming Haiti's catastrophic earthquake... more
Pat Robertson says Haiti paying for ‘pact to the devil’
Watch the VIDEO as he actually says this....http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/earthquake-haiti-paying-for-pact-to-the-devil-says-douchebag-pat-robertson/
(CNN) — Pat Robertson, the evangelical Christian who once suggested God was punishing Americans with Hurricane Katrina, says a “pact to the devil” brought on the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Officials fear more than 100,000 people have died as a result of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti.
Robertson, the host of the “700 Club,” blamed the tragedy on something that “happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it.”Pat Robertson says Haiti paying for ‘pact to the devil’ Watch the VIDEO... more
"I used to dread the rain when I lived in London. But in a town like L.A. where you rarely get a season change, you kinda embrace the moment. The only problem is, unlike the famously written pavement sign in this photo, neither of us looked right after that day."
If only teleportation and time-travel were real. You could go back and fix mistakes. You could re-live moments. But the sad fact is that you have to accept reality and often times it’s heartbreaking no matter how hard you try to alter it. This is about a girl and guy who try and make a place something it’s not and in the end it breaks both of their hearts.It Begins: "I used to dread the rain when I lived in London. But in a town... more
In exit polls homelessness was cited as the top issue -- and so it is for Gregor Robertson: "Job No. 1 is calling together an emergency task force on homelessness and working on solutions to getting people off the street into a safe place to live as quickly as possible," Robertson said, minutes after delivering an effusive acceptance speech.In exit polls homelessness was cited as the top issue -- and so it is for Gregor... more
It's been reported that Vancouver's NPA city council has secretly agreed to lend up to $100 million to cover constructions costs of the Olympic Village.
It's been reported that Vancouver's NPA city council has secretly... more