Pat Robertson, televangelist and former Republican candidate for president, explains why the earthquake happened in Haiti: A two-century old deal with the devil.
Robertson made the comments on the 700 Club, after a report about helping victims in the island nation. A few years back, Robertson linked Hurricane Katrina to legalized abortion in the United States. A transcript of his Haitian musings, via People For The American Way, is posted after the jump.
And you know Kristi, 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, uh you know Napoleon the third and whatever. 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 so the Devil said “OK, it’s a deal.” And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That island is Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle. On one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc.. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. Uh, they need to have, and we need to pray for them, a great turning to God and out of this tragedy. I’m optimistic something good may come.