Pat Robertson’s Haiti Comments Are Stupid!Category: News
Some people are just so damn insensitive with the plight of others that they don’t care whether their comments are already hurting the feelings of others.
Such is the case with Pat Robertson who even though he happens to be the host of Christian TV program The 700 Club, his being outspoken on his religious and political views sometimes borders on the nasty and disgusting and stupid.
When a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti last January 12, 2010 with a death toll of more than 100,000, Robertson blamed Haiti’s 1791 slave rebellion and a “pact with the devil” for the disaster that befell the country.
Here’s the Pat Robertson Haiti comments transcript he said on the January 13, 2010 broadcast of The 700 Club:
“… 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, uh, you know, 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 French, true story. And so the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ And they kicked the French out, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free, and 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 on 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 need 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.”
Here’s the Pat Robertson Haiti comments video: