Pat Robertson blames Haiti’s ‘pact with the devil’ for quake
He's done it again.
Pat Robertson, the televangelist who anchors the 700 Club, has found a way to blame a massive disaster on its many victims.
Speaking Wednesday about the earthquake in Haiti that the country's president estimates has taken the lives of "hundreds of thousands," Robertson implied that the quake, and the general suffering of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, was the result of a "pact with the devil" that Haitian rebels made in the 18th century.
Yep, geology has nothing to do with it. Its a deal that someone made with the enemy of the imaginary man in the sky. A "deal" that may be fictional.
Robertson was apparently referring to a disputed historical event referred to as Bois Caiman. In 1791, the story goes, a group of anti-colonialists held a Voodoo ceremony at Bois Caiman, an event that Haitian historians describe as marking the start of the Haitian Revolution against French colonial rule. But many historians dispute its importance to the revolution, and some argue the event never took place.