The Shameful, the Idiotic, Attie Awards
Sarcastic, snarky comments just don’t seem possible in this situation. I don’t know what Pat Robertson was thinking when he made these comments to his co-anchor:
“You know, Christie, something happend a long time to go to Haiti. People might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. So, they got together and swore a pack with the devil. we will serve you if you will free us from the French. True story. So the devil said ok and they kicked out the French. Since that time, they have been cursed with one thing after another. They are so poor and have undergone all these tragedies. Now, Domnican Republic, on the same island is prosperours, full of resorts.”
I swear I’m not making this up.
I’m speechless. I really am. I don’t know what to say. I keep trying to come up with ways to condemn this, but my brain is locked.
Give me a minute.
Okay, here it goes. First, Pat, I would ask that you repent of your sin of presuming to know why horrible suffering happens to people. You didn’t say this in your quote, but its obvious you assume that God is punishing the Haitian people for whatever supposed deal they made. How dare you assume to know God’s will in this instance. Here is a clue, you have no freakin idea, so shut your mouth, repent of your sin publicly and stop embarrasing God and your fellow Christians. Then, do us all a favor and get off the air.
Second, so, having resorts is a sign of God’s favor is it? Being prosperous and having a ton of money is a sign of God’s favor? So, having a place where people can wear thong bikini’s exposing their bare asses while other people on the island suffer from a horrific tragedy is how God shows His good pleasure? Do I need to comment even further?
Good, because I can’t.
Pat, as you are a Christian leader and have made a public statement in this way, you deserve this post.
St. Thomas, release the hounds, the lions, the tigers, the cephlapods, the elephants, the orangutans, the fruit bats and the three toed sloth until he learns to shut his mouth before God and the horrible suffering of other people.
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