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LaBarbera Award: Pat Robertson

Jim Burroway

January 13th, 2010

Pat Robertson richly deserves the LaBarbera Award for this one:

“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 … 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. So the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.'”

“Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another,” Robertson said, referring to the country’s poverty.

Robertson was speaking on the Christian Broadcast Network during a drive by the network, which he founded, to raise money for disaster relief.

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Usually, when we award someone with the LaBarbera Award, we post commentary explaining why the winner merits the honor. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here’s a far more eloquent essay than I could ever hope to write:

Haiti

Haiti

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TikiHead
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

What a disgusting human being Pat Robertson is. And he really believes this sh!t; it’s staggering.

John
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

He is also a traitor. He and Fallwell cheered the terrorists on September 11, even while rescuers were still trying to pull bodies out of the WTC and the Pentagon.

He hates America. He hates Haiti. I assume he hates Western Europe and the EU. Who doesn’t he hate, and why does anyone listen to him?

Burr
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

Haiti is 80% Catholic and 16% Protestant. WTF is he talking about?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti#Religion

Sick pathetic excuse for a “Christian.” I’m just surprised he didn’t find a way to blame me for it.

Martin
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

Burr, remember that in Robertson’s mind, Catholics aren’t “real” Christians.

Jonathan
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

This is about par for the course for Pat. The man is evil. He has no regard for Truth or facts. That he has not been struck dead by the God he claims to worship is an ongoing source of amazement to me.I am also quite surprised that he hadn’t earned a LaBarbera Award years ago.

Richard Rush
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

While Pat has been a vile lunatic for as long as I can remember, the thing that is most revolting are the huge number of people who have made him extremely rich. It’s astonishing that so many people can listen to him, and then say to themselves, “I think Pat is correct. And since my credentials for being accepted into heaven can always use some polishing, I’m going to send him more money.”

johnathan
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

Uhm…I’m not sure if BTB has awarded Pat Robertson before, but, if not, I am shocked it has taken this long. It is about damned time!

He is a sad, pathetic excuse for a human being.

GreenEyedLilo
January 14th, 2010 | LINK

If this is morality, may we all remain immoral for the rest of our days.

paul j stein
January 14th, 2010 | LINK

If Jesus came back Pat would be there in front leading the pack to detain him as a heretic,terrorist,threat to our way of life. Praise the lord!

Regan DuCasse
January 14th, 2010 | LINK

Well, how does one just dial up the devil and make a deal with it?
I mean is there a hotline? Some kind of special code the devil gives to people I don’t know about?
I mean, when I’m tempted to buy yet another pair of shoes I don’t need, or eat too much dessert, does that count as the devil tapping my shoulder?
As far as I can see, the bodies lying in the street include children.

Pat points a finger and says that this is the work of God, and this generation is paying for what happened centuries ago?

He’s such an a** wipe. He and that piece of dirt, Falwell pointing fingers of blame for 9/11 was bad enough.

Guess there IS no tragedy this turd won’t exploit to point a finger, is there?

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