The Reverend Pat Robertson criticized Republican candidates for espousing extremist views, saying “Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff. They’re forcing their leaders, the frontrunners, into positions that will mean they lose the general election.”
This is like if Hannibal Lecter advised someone to become a vegan.
Speaking during a segment of his “700 Club” television program, Robertson said he doesn’t disagree with extreme right-wing views on issues like same-sex marriage, immigration, health care, taxation, and rounding-up liberals and herding them into “re-education camps” – he just knows from experience that the majority of Americans don’t agree with them.
“It’s really what wrecked my campaigns for President” Robertson reflected. “When I say things like the Teletubbies are gay, or Haitians suffered a devastating earthquake because they’re into voodoo and made a pact with Satan, you can actually see the majority of people turn away in disgust.”
Robertson offered some strategic advice to the candidates: “Hide your real opinions and concentrate on getting elected. Then, once you’re in power, you can go as crazy as you want. I mean, who’s gonna stop you? The President controls the military!”
The Reverend Pat Robertson said today the earthquake that has devastated the city of Port Au Prince in Haiti is due to a Haitian pact with Satan, and has nothing to do with tectonic activity spurred by the sliding action of continental plates.
In his daily radio broadcast Robertson said Haiti was “under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and 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, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ ”
Really. He said that. Out loud and over the airwaves where people could hear.
In the past he has linked terrorist attacks on the United States to abortion. Robertson also believes traffic fatalities are God’s punishment for “slowing down when the light is yellow, like you can’t beat it before it turns red – man I hate it when people do that, because if I’m behind them I’m sure God will let me through the intersection even if it does turn red”.
Robertson has also claimed that breast augmentation is proof that evolutionry science is wrong: “If we were evolving then obviously women would just evolve bigger hooters, since that’s obviously a desirable survival trait. But women have to get an operation – an operation that God gave surgeons the ability to perform, because God wants bigger hooters but He also wants us to help ourselves.”