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Pat Robertson Quotes on Life: 6 Memorable Statements From Evangelical Christian

By    |   Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:59 AM

As a media mogul and evangelical superstar, Pat Robertson is always good for a quote. The 85-year-old still appears on the Christian Broadcasting Network and hosts "The 700 Club," a nightly show on the network.

The evangelical Christian holds a spot as an opinion leader and social commentator, and he's made several memorable statements about life through the years. His opinion holds tons of weight with evangelicals while his detractors often criticize his comments.

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1. "It's completely out of control. Prisons are being overcrowded with juvenile offenders having to do with drugs. The penalties, the maximums, some of them could get 10 years for possession of a joint of marijuana. It makes no sense at all." – Robertson said this in 2012 in The New York Times. He went on the record supporting marijuana legalization, saying that being tough on crime has made life more difficult on many young people.

2. "If your driving imperils other people, you are sinning, there's no question about it. But in an open stretch of road, you go to Texas, I think some areas there's no speed limit at all." – Television station KRON 4 in San Francisco posted a video of Robertson on "The 700 Club" show answering a viewer question about whether speeding was a sin.

3. "You don't turn the light out just because you disagree with somebody. The Lord's not going to punish you for having homosexuals as your friends." – According to a Huffington Post article, Robertson answered a viewer's question on "The 700 Club" regarding friendship with those whose lifestyles differ greatly from one's own.

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4. "No one knows what caused the Big Bang, but I say God did it." – In another Huffington Post article, Robertson said this on "The 700 Club" show in regards to the debate of science vs. creationism.

5. "That was a terrible thing to say. I mean, he's the president of all the country. If he succeeds, the country succeeds. If he doesn't, it hurts us all. Anybody who would pull against our president is not exactly thinking rationally." – According to U.S. News & World Report, Robertson said this in 2009 regarding Rush Limbaugh's comment that he hoped President Barack Obama would fail.

6. "They talk about life on other planets. In my opinion, there's nothing but gaseous balls and barren rocks up in space. That's all that's there." – According to Raw Story, Robertson said this on "The 700 Club", calling upon NASA to stop spending resources looking for life on other planets.

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As a media mogul and evangelical superstar, Pat Robertson is always good for a quote. The 85-year-old still appears on the Christian Broadcasting Network and hosts The 700 Club, a nightly show on the network. The evangelical Christian holds a spot as an opinion leader.
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