Haiti Disaster and Pat Robertson’s Standard Response

The only thing that’s predictable about any disaster, be it natural or terrorist-related, is that sooner or later cantankerous Christofascist Pat Robertson will blame it on the victims’ lack of Godliness.  And so it is with the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday — Robertson was quick to point out that it was the victims’ own fault for being devil worshippers or some such shit:

“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it,” he said. “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’ll get us free from the French.’

“True story. And the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal,’” Robertson said. “Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another.”

Good grief.

25 Responses to “Haiti Disaster and Pat Robertson’s Standard Response”


  1. 1 Skinny Dipper Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I thought the right-wing religious conservatives were going to blame the Haiti earthquake on the Muslims.

  2. 2 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    SDipper – Don’t worry, I’m sure someone out there is trying to Connect The Dots 🙄

  3. 3 Phatbiker Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    What a heartless fucking dick he is! Wish he would go join his buddy Jerry Falwell in hell. Didn’t he try to run for potus once?
    Most Haitians are descendants from slaves, who where brought there or dumped there by “good christians”.

  4. 4 smelter rat Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    What a disgusting fucking piece of shit.

  5. 5 balbulican Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Fucking Lunatic. Does he have a blog? Can I nominate him for craziest blogger??

  6. 7 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Phatbiker

    Didn’t he try to run for potus once?

    Great balls of fire, YES he did. Coincidentally, I was just reading about it not long ago. It was the 1988 primaries, and apparently he got pretty close to winning the nomination. (George HW Bush ultimately won, obviously.) Can you imagine that nut as president?? 😯

  7. 8 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    smelter rat –

    What a disgusting fucking piece of shit.

    But at least he’s predictable.

  8. 9 deBeauxOs Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    If one were to pursue that line of thought, you’d have to wonder which revolutionary founding father made a pact with the Devil for that US to be cursed with the likes of Pat Robertson, Joe McCarthy, the teabaggers’s movement, Republican politicians who can’t keep it in their pants, etc. etc. etc.

  9. 10 Torontonian Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Oh, Pat! Go and pull the other one.

    Time for more porkies, is it?

    Will you send your Operation Blessing or
    won’t you? You probably won’t because
    it’s a nation of heathens
    in league with the Devil.

    But, if you do, you may get converts.
    But they are poor converts.
    So, all that food wasted on heathens.

    Might as well give up Pat.

    You’re number is coming up quicker
    than you think.

  10. 11 Larry Gambone Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Does he actually believe this nonsense or is he saying for the rubes?

  11. 12 Janus Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Larry, whether he believes what he’s saying is not the point — that the rest of the world believes it, that’s the point.

  12. 13 Bruce Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Ooh! Poor, Black AND French, there’s a winning combination for you. Ever notice how he only ever picks on those he feels are lesser than him?

    I think Pat has outdone himself this time, and that’s going some. If what he chooses to pick on for his own gain is a reflection of his own weakness, then he is the weakest man of all. ’nuff said.

  13. 14 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    deBeauxOs – I wonder a lot of things about the US — like why they are so similar to us in so many ways, and such polar opposites in other ways.

    We’ve got nuts like Robertson too, but they’re slightly less crazy and with a lot less influence. ???

  14. 15 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Torontonian – I wonder if he can still leg press 1,000 lbs?

  15. 16 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Larry Gambone – You know, I often wonder that myself, because that’s the only way it would make any sense. He’s just playing the rubes. But sadly, I think he really does believe his own gibberish. And why not? He’s done well by it — he’s a rich and influential man. In his mind, he probably believes he’s being rewarded for his Godliness, not that he’s picking the pockets of the Dumb.

  16. 17 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Janus – Exactly, it’s all his followers who’ve made him what he is, which is an extremely wealthy and powerful person.

  17. 18 JJ Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Bruce

    Ever notice how he only ever picks on those he feels are lesser than him?

    These guys choose their targets. People that he thinks are less than him, but more importantly, that he knows his audience looks down on.

  18. 19 smelter rat Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    smelter rat –

    What a disgusting fucking piece of shit.

    But at least he’s predictable.

    @jj – usually a predictable shit is welcome, but this would be an exception to the rule 🙂

  19. 20 Bene D Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Doesn’t matter how many times the Haitian ‘devil pact’ is debunked, all it takes is a Pat Robertson to start it up again.

    He never met a victim he wouldn’t blame, or a disaster he won’t exploit.

    Having said that watching twitter feeds last night I was amazed at the ngo’s out online trying to find their own and getting themselves organized.

    The internet is amazing isn’t it? Not only does it get the word out, it educates. World Vision, CARE, Salvation Army, Catholic Relief Agency…an endless list of groups which use the net to educate us on what is needed and how to give.

    Operation Blessing probably has a lot of protein shakes they can send. I read a comment from one of his producers defending him today. It was resoundingly hollow, and I think that’s a good thing.

  20. 21 Bene D Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Ha. The Haitian ambassador to the US had a few things to say to Pat Robertson on the Maddow show.

  21. 22 Janus Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Yeah, check out Rachel’s show for tonight — the ambassador smacked Robertson a good one.

  22. 23 JJ Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Bene D – I’m pretty sure anyone with half a brain just dismisses most of Robertson’s gibberish by now. But still, it’s pretty insulting, especially on the day of such a horrific disaster.

    IIRC, his despicable comments about Hurricane Katrina were also made during a fundraising show. I get the feeling that people like Robertson think as long as they’re raising money for the victims, they can abuse and insult them however they want.

    I saw the Haitian ambassador on the Rachel Maddow show 😆 he let Robertson have it with both barrels. Good for him.

    The internet is always a fantastic resource, but that becomes even more apparent in emergency situations. Information gets out and help gets organized so quickly, it’s amazing. It’s easy to see how it was originally conceived as a military tool.

  23. 24 North of 49 Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Coming late to this party, but last night on CBC I saw that around Port au Prince ALL the churches were flattened by the earthquake, and as for the cathedral, it was not only flattened but took the Archbishop with it.

    I wonder how Robertson’s pact-with-the-devil theme explains that?

  24. 25 JJ Monday, January 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    North of 49 – I heard that story about the Archbishop too, very sad 😦 But in Robertson’s view, Catholics are not real Christians, they’re some kind of heretic, so he’d have no trouble rationalizing the tragedy.


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