The Devil, the Earthquake, Pat Robertson, and Some More Assholes

According to Peter Marshall, God decided to take out New Orleans with Katrina (because of, umm, something about gay people living in the French Quarter; or something; but actually the French Quarter escaped Katrina almost entirely unscathed, so I guess God's aim isn't so good); now, according to Pat Robertson, He has decided to go after Haiti. Who's next? If we're lucky, this line of Providential interpretation will find its way into the Texas state history textbooks (and more on that here).

Comments

Randall said…
Pat Robertson's handlers must have FREAKED. I can see them now in the control room, shouting into microphones (and in Pat's earpiece) "Stop," "Halt," "Don't say it!"

I still think Al Franken did the best Pat Robertson impersonation. Grinning ear to ear while uttering some of the most vile things imaginable.
Anonymous said…
I like how, after stating that Haiti made a pact with the devil, he uses the phrase "true story" as if it's a citation of some kind.
Art said…
I don't think that I have ever seen a more appropriate use of the word asshole in my life. Love the label too.
Hilde said…
Check out the CBN's attempt at some damage control (glad it's not my job...):
http://www.cbn.com/about/pressrelease_patrobertson_haiti.aspx
Matt Hedstrom said…
Asshole, sure. But sadly not just that. His personal star is clearly fading, yet what he expressed (not about Haiti per se, but a more broadly conceived blame-the-victim-who-must-be-a-terrible-sinner notion of suffering) is, sadly, a commonly held notion.
Manlius said…
Maybe we should send good ol' Pat a Bible bookmarked to Luke 13:1-5. It would seem that Jesus and Pat aren't really eye-to-eye on this one.
Manlius said…
Btw, I do think it's funny how Pat said that the devil responded to Haiti's Faustian bargain by saying, "Okay, it's a deal." What kind of relationship does Pat have with the Evil One that he can make such quotation? I think Pat may have been unwittingly revealing the source of his view on the matter.
Matt Sutton said…
Paul: I respect the fact that "assholes" is now a new "label" for the blog. Does it define the subject or the blogger??