At the same time tens of thousands are dying in Haiti and a desperate humanitarian crisis is unfolding, right-wing and anti-gay televangelist Pat Roberston weighs in ... with his usual brand of hate and intolerance. It's all because of vodoo, Robertson says, because they "swore a pact to the devil."
Robertson appeared on CBN's "700 Club" with this "true story" on the Haitian Revolution:
"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, "OK, 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."
But don't worry "devil" worshipers, Robertson adds while asking for donations, because "help is on the way."
You may recall that Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell blamed the September 11th catastrophe on abortion and gays. Via Media Matters, watch the "Christan" Broadcasting Network founder and chairman blame the Haitian earthquake on a "pact to the devil" AFTER THE JUMP ...
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