Pat Robertson is an asshole

As most of you know, a massive earthquake stuck Haiti on Tuesday, leveling Port-Au-Prince and leaving hundreds of thousands dead and even more homeless. There has been a huge outpouring of aid from around the world. This is a terrible disaster and the people of Haiti are in the thoughts and prayers of people across the globe. That is why it is such a shock when televangelist Pat Robertson said yesterday on the 700 Club that the Haitians were "cursed" because they all "swore a pact to the devil."

Pat Robertson:

"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. 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."

What the fuck? Really? Why is this man still on the air? Robertson is no stranger to controversy. In the past he has called for the assassination of Hugo Chávez and for God to smite Dover, Pennsylvania for rejecting intelligent design.

Here is the video:

While most people realize that Pat Robertson is a bigoted idiot, he has millions of followers who believe every word that he says. Robertson is spreading fear, hatred, and his own sense of self-righteousness. Instead of being compassionate and helping those in need, he is telling us that people deserve what they get. There are no victims, only sinners of some imagined past discretion that must be punished by a petty, vindictive deity.

Pat Robertson is wrong. Here is how to help:

The UNICEF Haiti Earthquake Fund

The American Red Cross International Response Fund

Or text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.