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In their quest to attain political power, right-wing evangelicals have abandoned their theological conscience rooted in divine love, grace and justice. But they can still turn from their lust for power. […] Read More

(RNS) Marking the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of his Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson said he will no longer make political endorsements. “When I was in charge of the Christian Coalition I was available to mobilize grassroots support for somebody,” Robertson told The Associated Press in an interview. “I don’t have any army […] Read More

I am doing a sermon series on the “Hard Sayings of Jesus” on Sunday mornings. Many of those hard sayings occur in Matthew 24-25. Jesus says things like: “There will be wars and rumors of wars. Nations will rise against nations. There will be famines and earthquakes … but the end is not yet.” Jesus […] Read More

I received considerable response recently regarding what I wrote about Pat Robertson’s alleged conversations with God. So clearly, going after him now for saying that the earthquake in Haiti was the result of a Haitian pact with the devil would surely provoke a lively debate. But the depth of suffering in Haiti deserves a more […] Read More

Why is the existence of God and the degree of divine engagement in the created order always such a pressing concern for the comfortable armchair debaters when disasters strike? Is the question of “why God allows the innocents to suffer” in the context of the earthquake in Haiti a way to evade concrete, sacrificial and […] Read More

Women were raped. Children were disemboweled. Men fell prey to the invaders’ swords. Within a generation, the lives and culture of the indigenous people of the Caribbean came to a bloody end. Avarice for gold and glory took its course and decimated the population. The original inhabitants suffered cruelly at the hands of their conquerors. […] Read More

“Leave God … out of discussion about Haiti” stated the second-page headline in Kathleen Parker’s syndicated column. She was reacting, of course, to public comments by TV evangelist Pat Robertson, who connected the earthquake in Haiti to the wrath of God and the curse of Satan. Both of these comments leave unsaid the proper role […] Read More

Rescue crews hadn’t even begun to unload supplies before Pat Robertson began to upbraid Haitians for their “pact with the devil.” Robertson said Haitians joined forces with Satan’s army. “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.’ They […] Read More

Every year at the end of the year, Pat Robertson, television evangelist and founder of “The 700 Club,” holds a prayer retreat. During these annual prayer meetings, Robertson meets with God and God tells Pat what is going to happen in the coming year. Of course, someone does not have a very good batting average […] Read More

Dear Governor-Elect Robert F. McDonnell:   In response to the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, Rev. Pat Robertson asserted that Islam is “not a religion” but a “violent political system” and that those who practice it should be treated like members of a communist or fascist party.   The vast majority of Muslims in America […] Read More