Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Pat Robertson: Tornadoes Could Have Been Stopped If People Had Prayed (VIDEO)
Pat Robertson has a theory for why tornadoes ripped through the Midwest last week: People didn't pray enough.
Right Wing Watch found a clip of the television evangelist making the claim during an episode of "The 700 Club."
"If enough people were praying [God] would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms,” Robertson said on the show.
Robertson also blamed people for living in tornado-prone areas.
"Why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?” he asked.
As Right Wing Watch noted, Robertson had a different take on why the 2010 Haiti earthquake happened.
That natural disaster was caused, according to Robertson, because of a pact Haitians made with the devil.
"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," he said on Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club." "They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or 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, okay it's a deal."