"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," he said on Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club." "They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal."
Robertson said that "ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other" and he contrasted Haiti with its neighbor, the Dominican Republic. "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," he said. "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."
TPJ: True story my lily white ass. What is wrong with this man?!! Has he no shame? Obviously not. As a historian who has actually studied Haiti, I can tell you that he's full of shit. If he's such a fan of Jesus he should know better than to say this kind of bullshit. He's clearly playing off the stereotype that Haiti is some demonic country because many practice Voodoo. What he's missing (amongst many other things, like a brain) is that it is also a very Christian, Catholic country. As if Voodoo is even demonic at all. I don't even believe in demons and the devil and all this bullshit but that's another story. Robertson is sick in the head as this isn't the first outrageous thing he's said. I wish he was the one whose house was flattened -- he needs to be humbled and needs to apologize.
It's a stereotype too that somehow black countries are incapable of being prosperous because some believe their skin color is a "curse from 'God.'" They believe that black people are descendants of Cain from the Bible and are thus "cursed" with a black skin. As if black is a negative thing -- black is beautiful!! Some of the most beautiful people I have seen where when I was in Africa. That Cain curse claim is down right racist, ignorant and destructive. As a historian, the white man has done probably more damage to the Earth and other cultures than any other race. Pat Robertson needs to be checked into a mental ward -- he's a absolute JACK ASS. How can he be so callous and judgmental at a time like this? Or at any time for that matter but right now when they need our love, compassion and help? Hey, Pat!! What would Jesus do? You dip shit.
UPDATE: Rush Limbaugh is playing politics with this Haiti issue -- shocking, huh? I wish he'd just pop from growing so fat:
TPJ: Rush, you're such a humanitarian!! He's such a bag of puss. He has no sense of humanity at all and can't think about anything without playing politics with it. He'd probably blame the Democrats for the death of his own mother. If she's even still alive, I feel sorry for her. He's a racist, misogynist, homophobic wind bag with no sense of decency. I heard he claims to be a Christian but he does everything but what a Christian should do. He's a Christian in name only it seems to me and uses it as a club to beat non-Christians with. He doesn't fit with the Christianity I read in the Bible growing up. I think Jesus wouldn't be too happy with him but then again, I'm just a heathen Buddhist.
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