Pat Robertson's Haiti Comments Justified by CBN
The comments of TV evangelist Pat Robertson on Haiti have caused a major fallout from the general public. The next day after the devastating earthquake that rattled Haiti, Robertson went on the 700 Club and said that Haiti has been cursed by "one thing after the other" because Haitians swore "a pact to the Devil" to free themselves from the French.
Many viewers felt that Robertson's comments indicated that the Haitian people were punished with a deadly earthquake for signing a "deal with the Devil." Immediate reaction followed with many people enraged by Robertson's comments coming as Haitians were trying to come to terms with the aftermath of the deadly earthquake.
Many also thought that Pat Robertson and the 700 Club were keeping quiet about the ordeal. Yet today, media's attention has been diverted to a statement regarding Pat Robertson's comments on Haiti that was released following the controversial 700 Club episode on January 13. The statement released by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) tries to justify Robertson, saying the evengalist spoke on Haiti' history. But, it claims "Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath."
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.
Robertson is the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network.