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Pat Robertson Controversial Quotes: 10 Hot-Button Statements From Christian Evangelist

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 11:05 AM

Pat Robertson, founder of The Christian Broadcasting Network and host of "The 700 Club," has a history of making controversial statements. While Robertson has also founded Regent University and the humanitarian aid group Operation Blessing International, these efforts are often overshadowed by his ability to offend.

Here are 10 controversial quotes from the Christian evangelist:

1. "That makes me want to throw up,” said Robertson on “The 700 Club,” concerning photos on social media depicting gay couples kissing. “To me I would punch 'Vomit;' not 'Like.'" Leslie Bentz reported the controversial statement for CNN.

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2. The New York Times reported on Robertson's 1992 fundraising letter that claimed "the feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians."

3. In 2011, Erik Eckholm reported for The New York Times that Pat Robertson drew criticism from fellow Christians for recommending divorce for a man whose wife had Alzheimer's disease. Robertson said the man "should divorce her and start all over again, but to make sure she has custodial care; somebody looking after her."

4. When tornadoes devastated parts of the Midwest in 2012, the evangelist commented, "If enough people were praying, [God] would've intervened. You could pray. Jesus stilled the storm. You can still storms."

5. Regarding Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Pat Robertson said, "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we ought to go ahead and do it."

6. CNN reported Robertson's opinion of Disney World's "Gay Days" where he predicted "it'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor."

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7. As explanation for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pat Robertson explained, "They got together and swore a pact to the devil... And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another."

8. On "The 700 Club" Robertson said, "You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them."

9. CNN noted Robertson's advice to women about men: "Men have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful he doesn't want to wander."

10. Connecting homosexuals, Satanists, and Hitler, Robertson asserted, "Many of those people involved in Adolf Hitler were Satanists. Many were homosexuals. The two things seem to go together," as reported by CNN.

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