Rev. Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club, former Republican Presidential candidate, and influential leader of the Christian Right, seems to know the cause of the earth quake that devastated Haiti yesterday.
He made these statement on TV today, via Politico:
"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'll get us free from the French.'
"True story. And the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal.' ...Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another."
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So, let's just get this straight. The French, who enslaved hundreds of thousands of people in the country, are apparently fine in God's book according to Robertson. Not many natural disasters there. However the Haitians are damned to never ending tragedy because, according to folk lore, over 200 years ago some people may have made a deal with the devil to rebel against slavery. If Robertson is right God sure seems like an asshole, but more than likely it seems that Robertson is the real asshole here.