Pat Robertson: Blame Haiti's 'Pact to the Devil'

He says nation is cursed and must have a 'turning to God'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 13, 2010 5:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Well, this is helpful: Pat Robertson says Haiti's got itself to blame for the earthquake because of a "pact to the devil" it made long ago. "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.'" The devil delivered, and Haitians have been "cursed" ever since, says Robertson. "True story."

The reverend, who famously blamed liberals and gays in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, sees an upside to Haiti's current misery, notes the Daily News. Islanders "need to have a great turning to God, and out of this tragedy, I'm optimistic something good may come."

A 2000 file photo of Pat Robertson.
A 2000 file photo of Pat Robertson.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
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