Pat Robertson is an unmitigated, repeat-offending jackass to a degree that Kanye West can only hope to attain. As he did in blaming Hurricane Katrina on Gays in New Orleans, Robertson has today blamed the earthquake that struck Haiti on a “pact” that Haitians made with “Satan” years ago.
He may be a crank, but he’s consistent in his crankery. Anywhere there’s human misery — after 9/11, after Katrina, even after Ariel Sharon’s stroke — Reverend Pat will be there to explain to the victims why they deserved it.
Frankly, if there is any veracity to the “pact with the devil” story, how could God possibly hold it against them? They were only doing it in an attempt to kick the French out. Who can blame the Haiti for that?