Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

Twitter Responses to Pat Robertson’s Callous Remarks About Haiti

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pat Robertson's vitriolic remarks about Haiti's cataclysm send shockwaves throughout the World.  As an occasional follower of the 700 Club, I was appalled by Pat Robertson's callous comments. "Blessing in disguise"?  "Payback for a pact with the Devil"?  Clearly, the man I held in high regard has drowned in his own illusions of grandeur. 


I first learnt about the devastating Haiti quake on Twitter.  Help Haiti is today’s second most popular subject of the day on Twitter, with Pat Robertson immediately following as the third most popular subject of discussion on Twitter. 


Twitter has become America’s Water Cooler.  This is where we converge to exchange notes about last night’s movie, or today’s happenings.  Here are some of the Twitter responses to Pat Robertson’s callous comments:

 

brnafterreading

   RT @huffingtonpost: WATCH UPDATE: Haiti ambassador SHAMES Pat Robertson for "pact to the devil" remark http://bit.ly/5XMpCE

 

muskrat_john

  Pat Robertson must not be a warmonger if he thinks you need a pact with the devil to beat the French...

 

iamnotdiddy

   If Pat Robertson tweeted, it’d go something like this: I love God. No homo.

 

ebertchicago

   Haiti inspired Rush and Robertson to expose themselves as heartless ideologues. Their beliefs fit all sizes.

 

DadGoneMad

   If I'm not mistaken, the name "Haiti" is French for "Pat Robertson is Satan's anus."

 

rebelraising

   Someone on LJ suggests making Pat Robertson voodoo dolls and selling them to fundraise for #Haiti. Sounds good to me. Seriously.

 

TheMorningNews

   "Memo to Pat Robertson: Haiti is overwhelmingly Christian." In your morning headlines. http://tmne.ws/h

 

BlackAddler

   I don’t think you’ll find Pat Robertson supporters on Twitter, @kalenski. Those are people that can watch TV but not spell TV.

 

RAHoff

   RT @ThatGirlCA: Call Pat Robertson 800-759-0700 to give your opinion of the statements he made re Haiti. COSTS HIM $1/ call

 

nhraracer241

   I think God let Pat Robertson talk yesterday so we could talk God at work today...

 

 

      You Tube      

 

 

Comment balloon 22 commentsMirela Monte • January 14 2010 01:57PM

Comments

I was very disappointed by Pat Robertson's actions.  What happened to him?  How did his heart grow so cold?

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

I like your assessment of Twitter being "the water cooler". So true! I think Pat has become an old man whose mind is not as sharp as it onces was...Clearly, he has lost some of his marbles as the words from his mouth were nuts!

Haiti needs support and compassion from the world right now, not religious rhetoric.

Posted by Kim Cameron, CRS, Broker Salesperson, CRS (Better Homes & Gardens Preferred Properties) almost 11 years ago

Kimberly:  I think so too.  I hate seeing him like this.   He needs to retire. 

 

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Keith Obermann picked a fight with John Whitehead of the Rutherford  Institute http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/press_release.asp?article_id=802 ...NOT a SMART thing to do and I suspect his response here is way over the top for ratings.

Pat Robertson has the right to his opinion * if you disagree, turn the channel

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 11 years ago

Woww, I have never seen a commentator speak so honestly. Thank you for informtion and update on what people are saying and thinking at this time of disaster! It's amazing. Lisa

Posted by Lisa Coates, Residential Home Sales Specialist (Level Ten Construction Consultants) almost 11 years ago

Wallace:  I do disagree.  I held Pat Roberts in high regard.  Hate has no place in a man who claims to do the work of God.

That's all I'm going to say about that...

BTW, some people do not hold ratings, nor money in such high regard.  They honor their conscience above these icons of greed.  In my opinion, that's what Mr. Olbermann did here.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Well my guess is that Pat Robertson is so caught up in his religious practice and brainwashing that he has forgotten his spirituality.  God is a god of love not destruction and hate.  So many of these so-called men of the cloth have disconnected from their true nature.

As for Rush Limbaugh, he is a sensationalist and self-absorbed individual.  We are all conncected to each other through God--so if you hurt someone else or you judge someone else you are also judging yourself.

These two men need our prayers just as much as the people in Haiti.

Linda Kemp, Keller Williams Realty Naperville, IL

Posted by Linda Kemp, Stager and Relocation Professional (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) almost 11 years ago

Lisa:  I know.  It gave me goosebumps...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Linda:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your comments:

Well my guess is that Pat Robertson is so caught up in his religious practice and brainwashing that he has forgotten his spirituality.  God is a god of love not destruction and hate.  So many of these so-called men of the cloth have disconnected from their true nature.

As for Rush Limbaugh, he is a sensationalist and self-absorbed individual.  We are all conncected to each other through God--so if you hurt someone else or you judge someone else you are also judging yourself.

These two men need our prayers just as much as the people in Haiti.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

I'm watching Pat Robinson right now and his comments regarding this mess is that the housing structures are so poor and that is how so many were hurt or killed. The blessing in disguise according to Pat was that there would be a need to rebuild and hopefully with all the help being funneled in there the homes would be built more structurally sound. Pat & the 700 club has sent Operation blessing in there with medicine, water, food and rescue efforts. I really get disgusted with the twisting of words by people who don't listen to the full story, the comments following the cut off of the video are just as important as the words that are being blown out of proportion. Unfortunately society doesn't want to acknowledge satan aka the devil as an enemy of mankind... but he is real, hateful, destructive and if people give themselves over to his power they will face the wrath he has to offer. THAT IS NOT GOD'S PUNISHMENT, IT IS SATAN'S SICK DESTRUCTION UNLEASHED BY PEOPLE'S DEMON WORSHIP! Perhaps Pat could have chosen his words better but Operation Blessing is in Haiti helping people and saving lives...Lets look at the positive and stop criticizing and twisting words. They're doing something we simply can't...that sounds like the love of God to me!

Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for being bold enough to stand up in defense of Pat Roberts Sara Homan. I agree with your comments and totally disagree with this post!

Posted by Lyvia May, ABR, EPRO, SRES (Meybohm Realtors Of Aiken, SC) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for being bold enough to stand up in defense of Pat Roberts Sara Homan. I agree with your comments and totally disagree with this post!

Posted by Lyvia May, ABR, EPRO, SRES (Meybohm Realtors Of Aiken, SC) almost 11 years ago

Sara:  I love your loyalty, passion and optimism, but no amount of "backstroking" will ingratiate this man to me again...  I fail to see the value in such overwhelming human loss and misery.  As for the "just punishment" for the pact with the devil bit...  that is so deranged, that it doesn't even deserve a response. 

Sara, you and I agree on a lot of things, but not on this one.

I have been mourning this tragedy since it happened.  I am sick with pain and grief and wish that I could do more to help than just contributing financially or writing a blog about it.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago
Mirela, Nobody ever said we always have to agree on everything to remain friends. We obviously disagree and only God can reveal truth to both of us. I love ya and agree to disagree and remain friends.
Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) almost 11 years ago

Thank you Sara!  I really appreciate it!

 

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

I think Olbermann Got it just about right, and suspect if it were not for public T.V. he would have gone even a bit further in his assessment of these morons.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) almost 11 years ago

Oh my word... Pat has lost his friggin' mind. Seriously... I thought we should be praying for people and trying to save souls. Where's the love, Pat? GOD is love... How anyone could imagine the death of a three year old is due to a three year old making a pact with Satan shows just how incredibly stupid this man is. You have Satan's list? You know this to be the reason? Seriously??? Oh my word... His comments are indefensible. He owes the world an apology, starting with Haiti.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 11 years ago
This was a terrible disaster in Haiti. We wouldn't want it to happen to anyone. But to not comment on the political and social situation that was Haiti before the earthquake and surmise what might be a better opportunity for the people of Haiti would be the same as putting your head in thsand. I will just hope that we all learn form thise
Posted by Dale Terry almost 11 years ago

You know when a tornado hit my house in 1992 and FEMA funds came forth to pave the street I lived on and a county worker said "Well that tornado was a blessing" I couldn't have been more offended even though maybe he didn't mean it like I accepted it or it sounded.  I feel the same about Pat's comments, maybe he really believes that Good will come from tragedy, but he choose really awful words.  No amount of rebuilding can bring back the dead or take away the heart ache of those left behind.  Will the country perhaps be in better condition a year, two down the road, maybe?  But again, loss can not be replaced by bricks and mortar.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for the post.. It is sure interesting what some people say.  Terrible destruction...  such a sad thing. 

Posted by Darren Revell (Keller Williams Realty Temecula Valley) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mirela,

Thanks for the post and everyone will make different interpretations as we all hear things differently. Pat Robertson's remarks were not well received as they were not words of comfort or compassion. We expect more from a man of cloth. The power of healing at best. This tragedy breaks my heart and I like you wish there was more to do than financial contributions.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) almost 11 years ago
Letter From Satan: (This was posted on the NPR website today)

Dear Pat Robertson,

 

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I'm all over that action.
But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I'm no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished.
Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth -- glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven't you seen "Crossroads"? Or "Damn Yankees"?
If I had a thing going with Haiti, there'd be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox -- that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it -- I'm just saying: Not how I roll.

You're doing great work, Pat, and I don't want to clip your wings -- just, come on, you're making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That's working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.
Best, Satan


Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Participate