Pat Robertson, Haiti, and the Devil



This is not a post about Pat Robertson, the Devil or Haiti. This is a post about Public Relations and Press Releases in 2010. The news and lots of Internet folks reports Pat Roberton implied that the Devil caused Haiti’s Earthquake. It’s reported as well in the Mainstream media.

Allegedly, he didn’t, according to the Christian Broadcasting Network website:
Statement Regarding Pat Robertson’s Comments on Haiti

If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson’s compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them. His humanitarian arm has been working to help thousands of people in Haiti over the last year, and they are currently launching a major relief and recovery effort to help the victims of this disaster.

Pat, it’s 2010. If you’re going to say “if you watch the entire video segment,” then you should put up the video segment. You own the program, right? It’s your network. Put up the video. 

It didn’t take me long to find the actual video. Here’s a link to a clip.

If you’re going to try to change people’s opinion and tell them to watch the clip, put up the clip. The only reason not to put up the clip would be if it were “damning evidence.”

Oh, and if you are looking for a way to help, my friend and non-profit consultant Tom Watson, who I trust completely on this issue, says “I trust @globalgiving to get $$ to Haiti quickly and effectively – please give now! .” Global Giving is quite transparent about how they work, so you will know how your money is used.


3 responses to “Pat Robertson, Haiti, and the Devil”

  1. Norris Hall Avatar
    Norris Hall

    Pat Robertson and all the Evangelical Christians like him are going off the deep end.

    Last week it was Brit Hume telling Tiger Woods that he could solve his problems by converting from Buddhism to Christiantiy.

    And now Pat Robertson is implying that God is punishing Haitians for their evil ways with a massive earthquake.

    Yeah, right. God kills little children because the Haitians 150 years ago drove the French out. God wanted them to be slaves to the Whites.

    1. Thanks Norris. Everyone who says "God did this because you did that" is suspect, to me. They usually have something to gain.

  2. Becky Blocksom Avatar
    Becky Blocksom

    I am a Christian but I have to say I was concerned about the statement made by Pat-remember he is going from a knowledge he has recieved in history too. However the statement that Brit Hume made was from a sincere heart. People are praying for him and that his love for his wife will be rekindled. I appreciated the responses they are really interesting…

    Bless you~