The Rev. Pat Robertson, who, you may recall, blamed 9/11 on feminists and homosexuals, has decided to blame the unfolding disaster in Haiti on rebellious slaves.
I am not making this up.
On The 700 Club, Robertson declared that the earthquake was the result of a “pact with the devil,” made by Haitian slaves in order to allow them to overcome France:
And you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it.
They were under the heel of the French, uh, you know Napoleon the 3rd and 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.’
And so the Devil said, ‘Okay, it’s a deal.’
And, uh, they kicked the French out, you know, with Haitians revolted and got themselves free.
But ever since they have been cursed by, by one thing after another, desperately poor.
That island of Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti on the other side is the Dominican Republican.
Dominican Republic is, is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etcetera.
Haiti is in desperate poverty.
Yes, God evidently was on the side of French slaveholders, while Satan was on the side of the slaves, and God has punished the freed slaves ever since they beat Napoleon Bonaparte.
If this is actually the case, then I guess I’m going to throw my lot in with Satan.
Don’t worry, though. Pat’s still going to help the children of Satan.
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’re helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.
And it’s going to increase, soon, because Pat Robertson wants to stick his oversized noggin into the fray.
(By the way, the horrible Satanist paradise that is Haiti? It’s 96% Christian.)