PAT ROBERTSON – THE MORTAL ENEMY OF PEACE – AN INSANE SOCIOPATHIC MOCKER OF CHRIST AND THREAT TO EVERY AMERICAN MAN WOMAN AND CHILD

I used to be proud to be involved in intelligent conversations with foreigners when I used to travel abroad frequently. I was ‘proud’ of my country and did my best to try to foster good will and promote moral American values that went back to my forefathers.

I also had the privilege of being in the consular service of my nation as an ambassador of good will to a small Central American republic – Costa Rica – a tiny nation who boasted the highest literacy rate in all of the Americas – including the United States.

All of that is gone now. All I see here today is a country racing to the trash heap of history – larded with so many lies to our naive gullible dumbed down people it would fill a book. We sold our sovereignty long ago to jewish bankers and other Godless demonic reptiles thanks to Presidents who were reprobate treasonous spineless cowards.

Ask a high school senior today who took our nation off the gold standard. Answer? DUHH?

Ask the same clueless student if he knows anything about the so-called jewish Federal Reserve. Answer? DUHH?

Ask him if he has ever heard of the USS Liberty massacre by the jews – an act of war against America? Duhh?

Ask him If he knows who caused WW! – and like a good little brainwashed puppet he will answer Germany. DUHH?

Ask him if he knows who caused WWII – and again he will promote the same lies – Germany

Ask him what American traitor was responsible for the Communist takeover of China – Duhh?

Ask him what President made the horrors of Soviet Communism possible ? Duhh.

Ask him which President admired Mass murder Stalin more than God? Duhh

Ask him who caused the ‘9-11’ twin Towers treason disaster? – Dem Arab Mooselums? Duhh?

Ask him who was the only American President to actually openly brag of his love of Communism? Duhh?

Ask him why JFK was murdered and by what people? Dem mafia mobsters? Duhh?

OH and to escalate the level of ignorance – why stop at our children. Their fathers are just as ignorant and MORE guilty and irresponsible. After all they are burdened with all of the NFL and Stupid Bowl and tailgating parties and other such childish foolishness. AND of course the all important issue in most discussions heard today? MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!!!

With all of these ‘important’ issues – where does a father find time to teach his children all those boring facts about the founding of this Republic and what it USED to stand for – and of course geography and history lessons so the kids will not spend their whole lives as moron rednecks who think Merka is the center of the universe because we ‘kick ass’ with all of dem ragheads and sandniggers and towel head ‘Mooselum terists’

Our ‘brave’ jew trained children have murdered over a MILLION helpless defenseless innocent children whose parents have NEVER EVER done anything so horrible to ANY Merkan family. But guess what? We are told by our fearless leaders that it is OK to murder helpless terrified children just like Moses commanded his beloved jews to do in the jew Bible. And of course another GOOD reason is that these poor children might grow up to be ‘terists’.

OH – you say you never took the time to read the 5 Books by Moses in the Old Testament? By all means – grab a Bible and read the OT. However I don’t recommend family readings aloud. The graphic descriptions of rape murder slaughter for fun – taking children as sex slaves – bashing babies heads on rocks – saving virgin children of destroyed cities as sex toys for jew ‘dirty old men’ and a hundred other unspeakable horrors that would make ‘Zombie Apocalypse” look like a kindergarten child’s fable.

Learning what was written in the Moses OT might be PERMANENTLY traumatic for innocent children that they could have memories that will screw up their minds for life.

I could post HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of similar questions to exemplify the disgraceful state of spiraling ignorance of our own people – but then an evening of watching Talmud Vision should be convincing.

But I digress. Back to the monster whose conduct would embarrass Satan. There are MANY putrid blasphemous scum like him ( Joel Osteen – Benny Hinn – Jimmy Swaggert and a laundry list more – each more evil and greedy than the other) but this man is one of the main reasons that so-called Christian Church attendance in the jew occupied former US of A – is down an alarming 50% across the board since the ‘Leave It To Beaver’ wholesome ambience of American life in the pre-jew occupation 50s. I knew that period of relative innocence well – as it was when I was ‘growing up’ as a teen.

Americans are beginning to wake up to the FACT that ‘Christianity’ ( especially Protestantism) is a booming billion dollar business. Most of the TV evangelists are multimillionaire shysters who live opulent lives replete with yachts multiple mansions Swiss bank accounts and even private ‘Business-jets.’

Selling ‘Jesus’ to ignorant masses like a carnival barker sells tickets to see freaks is blasphemous disgusting vile repugnant and it appears many Americans are sick of the bullshit and see these criminal greedy soul destroyers for the devious frauds they are!

People who do not know who gave the Sermon on the Mount may not have read about the rich man and the eye of the needle. More than likely they do know about the warning and have chosen either to ignore it or ‘explain it away’ – an endeavor long perfected by the wealthy and their minions. In any case, earthly comfort and security, Scripture tells us, are perilous goals for Christians.

Of course only poor inferior foreigners hold to such ignorant nonsense. Just ask the local Merkan prosperity preacher with a rolex jet plane luxury yacht and 7 figure income. I have done much international traveling and only we superior vain Merkans have the balls to crap on the words of Christ.

Christianity in modern America is, in large part, innocuous. It tends to be easy, upbeat, convenient, and compatible. It does not require self-sacrifice, discipline, humility, an otherworldly outlook, a zeal for souls, a fear as well as love of God. There is little guilt and no punishment, and the payoff in heaven is virtually certain. Aren’t we just so special – and getting more and more like jews – day by day

In short – the majority of Americans have opted for what is known as prosperity preaching. The worst of these scum is multimillionaire Joel Osteen who blasphemies and mockery of the teachings of our Lord never cease. His basic premise is essentially that Jesus WANTS us ALL to be greedy and love things of the world – and not virtuous qualities of love compassion moderation self sacrafice truth honor and modesty.

Listen to just one of the ‘sermons of greed’ in his opulent Synagogue Satan” filled with greedy hypocrites who want to hear ONLY flattery – and you will be convinced this is an evil person. He is also arrogant beyond words as his conduct clearly shows

Virtually EVERY self- professing ‘Christian’ I have known for the past 15-20 years has traded the teachings of Christ for the prosperity garbage or worship of Satan that is taught by BaptDUH demons in the most evil wicked blasphemous concept created in hell.

Hello! Zio BaptDUHS worship Israhell and jews. Jesus damned the jews as children of Satan. God the Father damns the jews COUNTLESS Times in Jeremiah. Do we see a monumental evil here? A monstrous contradiction? An oxymoron on steriods ? An outrage against ALL rational logic? A new brand of Satan worshipers so evil that it makes atheists uneasy?

We know these demons as Christian/Zionists. This is of course a paradox and the ultimate oxymoron that now permeates America. It is a false peophet blasphemy that appeals to the weak of character. Christ had a name for the hypocrite conduct such hypocrites. He spoke of those faux-Christians with “itchy ears”.

The meaning of course was that these reptiles wanted to hear ONLY those sermons which made them feel goody touchy feely all warm and fuzzy. That there was no penalty for a sinful life and we all go to heaven and Jesus would forgive us over and over as long as we pretended to be repentant. Like an all inclusive never expiring forgive- a-athon – which became somehow null and void Mondaymorning.

We seem to forget that when Jesus defended the adulterous woman and forgave her her sins – there was a caveat. You are forgiven and have a clean slate now – lady – BUT- JUST DON’T EVER DO THAT ANY MORE.

Committing the same sins over and over and believing that is acceptable conduct comes from the sick twisted deranged minds of these prosperity preaching pukes and these insane fundie Zio-bot make believe Christians – especially these mega-hypocrite fundie Pentecostal BaptDUH scum whose multimillionaire TV evangelists endlessly promote the most blasphemous insane crap conceivable to man.

Be good every Sunday but screw your neighbor’s wife every Monday and as long as you ‘repent’ you are a good forgiven Christian. Pure blasphemy!

One of the worst of these horrid criminals and insane Christ mocking demons is the jew apologist and country seller – Pat Robertson. I will reveal only a few of the documented shameful truths of this classic war mongering self-serving greedy hypocrite red-neck scum who shames America – mocks Christ and makes fools out of weak minded dumbed down people whose shamefully low self- imposed IQs are indicative of a need for being watered instead of fed!

Robertson was and IS a HYPOCRITE – LIAR- WAR MONGER – SLANDERER – RACIST – BIGOT – VIOLENCE INCITER – FALSE PROPHET – INSANE LUNATIC – DEMONIC MADMAN AND DEVOTE’ OF SATAN WHO WISHES A THIRD WORLD WAR regardless of the deaths suffering and horrors of a needless nuclear conflict!

Few people know that Robertson was a duty dodging coward when good brave men stood up to the Communists in Korea. Take time to read this expose of how Robertson’s Congressional big-shot daddy got his cowardly ass out of harm’s way.

 

Here are ALL of the irrefutable ugly details of Robertson’s seedy cowardly conduct in REAL LIFE. Learn what a piece of crap this ‘Alfred E Newman’ bozo look alike is in TRUTH and a disgrace to the uniform. This rancid puke and sniveling coward really has balls to even show himself in public among decent and truly Godly men.

May you burn in the hottest place in hell for your mockery of our Lord and hatred of innocent defenseless people and support of the spawn of Satan

READ THIS THROUGH AND LEARN OF ROBERTSON’S COWARDLY SLEAZE

Pat “Liquor Officer” Robertson – Schlatter

http://www.schlatter.org/liquor_officer.htm

This treasonous scum has sided with Satan’s children against HIS OWN COUNTRY. His allegiance is to the murderous filth in IsraHELL who mock Christ 24-7 on their jew TV and the streets – who consider traitor Jonathan Pollard a national hero for selling US defense secrets to IsraHELL

Robertson is multimillionaire who feeds off the stupidity of hard working people to maintain his opulent lifestyle 

Here he insists that Jesus will ONLY be pleased if YOU MORONS will make him rich – DISGUSTING!

 

His arrogance of personally “talking to God” is beyond all sense of decency and humility.

Robertson’s disgusting shameful hypocrisy shows in these comments. He is one of the most virulent liars I have ever experienced – yet he states that lairs in America should severely punished.

Here he asks God the actually BLESS mass murderer war criminal George Bush 

Here this cartoon TRULY shows Robertson’s war mongering in disregard for the teachings of peace by Jesus

 

Here the insane demon Robertson gives his blessings to war criminal mass murderer Bush

Here is more of Robertson’s red-neck arrogant bigotry and racism as he continues to spread hate and violence

Here is the TRUE face of this demon who mocks Christ promotes war and suffering greed lies hatred and racism

I could go on and on for pages upon pages of examples of this reptile’s wickedness and monumental hypocrisy and mockery of the TRUE teachings of Christ . BUT – if by now you are not aware of this hateful fraud insane moron who is drunk with wealth and full of himself – you are simply not capable of absorbing wisdom truth fact and reality. He is an insane madman eaten up with a senseless hatred for innocent human beings – whose beloved ‘god’ is without doubt – SATAN!

There is NO WAY to gracefully and tactfully and truthfully describe this demonic egomaniacal war mongering racist hypocrite whose constant screeds of hate demand MORE AND MORE KILLING MISERY BLOODSHED TERROR HORRORS THAT NUCLEAR CONFLICT — ONLY- FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF THE JEWS will bring. he can only be described as a TOTAL PIECE OF SHIT!

My name is Joe Cortina. I was a 60s Green Beret commander and a representative for IBM as well as a scientist for Honeywell Aerospace in Florida. I later became President of my own manufacturing company. I have two sons and 2 granddaughters who are the reason for my dedication to expose the threats to the freedoms I hope to see them enjoy as I did many decades ago when America was still a Christian-based sovereign nation free of Zionist influence.

Book Of John Chapter 8 – as Christ damns the Jews ( and NOT JUST THE HIGH PRIESTS AND Pharisees – see notes below)

Ye do the deeds of your father (the devil). If God were your father. ye would love me; for I proceed forth and came from God: neither came I of myself, but He sent me.”

Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie – he speaketh of his own; ( the Jews) for he is a liar, and the father of it”

That this SATANIC FATHERHOOD cannot be limited to the Pharisees is MADE CLEAR in 1 John 3;8-10″

Matthew 23:15” Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.

You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?” (Jesus – to the Jews; in Matthew 23:33)

My opinion of Christian Zionists? They’re scum. But don’t tell them that. We need all the useful idiots we can get right now.” — Benyamin Netanyahu, at the time a former IsraHELL prime minister.

 

5 thoughts on “PAT ROBERTSON – THE MORTAL ENEMY OF PEACE – AN INSANE SOCIOPATHIC MOCKER OF CHRIST AND THREAT TO EVERY AMERICAN MAN WOMAN AND CHILD

  1. Thank you Joe:My late mother called Pat Robertson: “A laughing hyena.” The man is a high ranking Mason,whos family goes back to the Cromwellian Puritans who came here. Google this,and see how he brazenly gave the ‘secret claw symbol’,of Zio-Masonry,on the cover of the Anglo-Jewish establishments;TIME MAGAZINE! His father,was a congressman,and ‘Southern’ Democrat Senator from Virginia,and chairman of the Banking Committe ,later he was Vice Chairman,of Rothchilds’World Bank!” The ‘Reverend’,Pat( PE-AT) Robertson was a set up from the beginning to intice ‘conservative’types into the ‘right’sort of thinking on Jews,Israel,banking,finance capital,religion,and history… He was created as a controlled opposition,like the Jew/Fed loving John Birch Society(They kick out anyone who talks against Jews,call Hitler a Communist,and say the Rothchilds are’German !’,and other such nonsense)..The National Review,Limbaugh,Alex Jones,FOX,etc. His jet,like the late bap-duh pig Jerry Falwells,and bigger pig,Haggee was a gift from the ‘poor’ Israeli Govermant! The end came for any decency in the Republican Party,when he ran for President,than organized a Trotzkyite mob of fools,to take over the GOP across the nation! That party,no longer a political entity,but a cult of religious fanatics,paid for by Jew Gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson— All of this begun,big time by PEEEE-At.. Roberston is the devil incarnate. The wolf in sheeps clothing,Christ warned about.

  2. PERFECT expose of this idiot satanic puke from the bowels of satans guts. Joe says it perfectly and more people need to read his works. I suggest printing them out and giving them to your friends and relatives. Maybe one of them will actually see the truth through the filthy lie that has become The United States Of Moronica

  3. Great post, as usual. Baptists are nothing more than ignorant bigots (and so are many Methodists and Presbyterians). It’s truly sickening what they’re allowed to get away with.

  4. Once again Joe, you have hit a home run. As long as false Christians lead the pack, America will head into its own destruction. Pat Buchanan was 100% right when he said that Washington DC was Israeli occupied territory. I would update that with a footnote that most US churches are too.

  5. Absalom Willis Robertson
    Personal details
    Born Absalom Willis Robertson
    May 27, 1887
    Martinsburg, West Virginia Died November 1, 1971 (aged 84)
    Lexington, Virginia Nationality American
    Political party Democratic Religion Episcopalian
    Absalom Willis Robertson (May 27, 1887 – November 1, 1971) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives (1933–1946) and the U.S. Senate (1946–1966). He was a member of the conservative coalition during his congressional career.

    Life and career

    Robertson was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the son of Josephine Ragland (née Willis) and Franklin Pierce Robertson.[1] He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1907. Robertson was elected to the Virginia State Senate as a Democrat in 1915 and he served from 1916 to 1922. Robertson served in the United States Army during World War I. Robertson served as Commonwealth Attorney for Rockbridge County, Virginia from 1922 to 1928.
    In 1932, Robertson was elected from Virginia’s 7th congressional district to the U.S. House of Representatives, and was reelected six times. In 1946, he won a special election for the right to complete the final two years of Senator Carter Glass’ term and took office on the day after the election. He won the seat in his own right in 1948, and was reelected two more times without serious opposition.

    Among his legislation is the Pittman–Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act which creates the formula for federal sharing of ammunition tax with states to establish wildlife areas. The program is still in effect and is a primary financing source for wildlife areas.

    Robertson was a typical Byrd Democrat, and was very conservative on social issues. He was chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs from 1959 until 1966. In 1956, Robertson was one of the 19 senators who signed The Southern Manifesto, condemning the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education and the resulting public desegregation.

    When President Lyndon Johnson sent his wife, Lady Bird, on a train trip through the South to encourage support for the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, Robertson was one of four Southern Senators who refused to meet with her on the whistle-stop trip. In retaliation, President Johnson personally recruited State Senator William B. Spong, Jr., a considerably more liberal Democrat, to run against Robertson in the 1966 Democratic primary. By this time, even some Byrd Democrats were moving away from obstinate resistance to integration as espoused by Robertson and the Organization’s patriarch, Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Spong defeated Robertson in the primary in one of the biggest upsets in Virginia political history—an event that is considered the beginning of the end of the Byrd Organization’s long dominance of Virginia state politics.[2]

    In 1971, Robertson died in Lexington and was buried in its Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
    Robertson was the father of televangelist Pat Robertson.

    Pat Robertson’s father, Senator Absalom Willis Robertson, a Democrat, was a fabulously wealthy. The elder Robertson was Chairman of the U. S. Senate’s powerful Committee on Banking and Currency and later served as a “consultant” to the World Bank.

    Pat Robertson Estimated to be Worth $150-200 million!

    “Robertson lives on the top of a Virginia mountain, in a huge mansion with a private airstrip. He owns the Ice Capades, a small hotel, diamond mines (in Zaire), a vitamin company (Kalo Vita) involved in a multi-level marketing scheme along the lines of Amway, and until recently, International Family Entertainment, parent company of the Family Channel (see below) — all estimated to be worth between $150-200 million. How does a televangelist, who is supposedly involved in non-profit work, manage to create such a fortune for himself? One thing is known for sure, Robertson’s numerous private business interests have at times pushed their expenses onto the tax-exempt, religious interests of CBN. For example, Robertson was caught using CBN money and equipment to aid his diamond mining operation — a double good deal for Pat, seeing as he employed people in Zaire for ridiculously low wages, and managed to use CBN’s infrastructure to cut costs even more. In looking at Robertson’s businesses, one is struck by the constant use of non-profit, donor money to fund his schemes. (For documentation of this and more, see Rob Boston’s book entitled The Most Dangerous Man in America?: Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition.)”
    Pat Robertson Supported by Coors Beer!

    Pat Robertson Mum on Liquor Curse Because of Lush Contribution from Coors Brewing Company!
    Many will be shocked and saddened by the published statement of Pat Robertson that among his biggest contributors are Joseph and Holly Coors, beer brewing tycoons.

    When asked at the Religious Newswriters Association (after addressing them, in Atlanta), what he thought about the morality of the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages, Robertson replied, “I cannot afford to say anything about that.”

    Then, the Christian television executive gave the reason why: “Joseph and Holly Coors of the Golden (Colorado) family, are among my strongest supporters. They are very beautiful people and very dear friends – so I cannot afford to say anything about that.”

    It is a dark day in America when the Dollar Sign neutralizes and destroys the influence of Christian leaders. It is no wonder that the damnable liquor traffic is so firmly entrenched in our country. And what a tragic day that will be when some of these leaders stand before God! (Source of information in this report: The National Statesman Magazine).
    ~ The Capital Voice

    Robertson caused waves when he advocated the assassination of Venezuelan populist president Hugo Chavez. In doing so Robertson is nailing his colors to the wall as a firm minion of the New World Order. Chavez has rallied against the Globalists at every turn, including his spat with Vincente Fox and his rejection of the FTAA.

    “Pat Robertson Comments on Pope John Paul II’s Passing

    CBN.com – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 02, 2005 — I am deeply grieved as a great man passes from this world to his much deserved eternal reward. John Paul II has been the most beloved religious leader of our age – far surpassing in popular admiration the leader of any faith.

    He has been a man of great warmth, profound understanding, deep spirituality, and indefatigable vigor. It was my great honor to meet with him at the residence of my good friend, Cardinal O’Connor, in New York, and to sit in the Consistory during the mass he conducted in Central Park. I told him at the time how much the American people loved him, and he merely smiled. That love was shared not only in America but by millions all over the globe.

    He has been a steady bridge in the transition of Eastern Europe from communism to freedom. His personal magnetism brought together all Christians in new bonds of understanding.

    I pray for the Cardinals of the Catholic Church that they might have God-given wisdom in selecting the successor to this great man. Their task will not be easy, but with God all things are possible.” -SOURCE

    According to Pat Robertson, the Pope is a man of “deep spirituality.” You’ve got to be kidding Mr. Robertson. And you call yourself a “Christian”? The Pope is the leader of one of the biggest false religion in the world, Roman Catholicism! For Robertson to speak such gleaming words of praise towards such an imposter as the Pope, reveals that Robertson is in league with evil itself. No Christian who loves the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth would ever praise the Pope, who is leading one billion people astray. Pat Robertson praises the Pope because he’d be off TV very fast if he criticized the Pope. The NWO uses man’s love of money to control the world. Pat Robertson has sold out!

    On December 23, 2008 the “conservative” preacher Pat Robertson told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux that he was pleased as punch with the election of Barack Obama. “I am remarkably pleased with Obama. I had grave misgivings about him. But so help me, he’s come in forcefully, intelligently. He’s picked a middle of the road cabinet. And so far, if he continues down this course, he has the makings of a great president,” [emphasis added] said Robertson.
    Obama’s “middle of the road cabinet” consists of people hailing from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the secretive Bilderberg group. Timothy Geithner, Obama’s pick to head up the Treasury, is head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is the Fed’s main liaison with Wall Street. Obama’s so-called Economic Recovery Advisory Board will be chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Obama has outlined his geopolitical plans in Foreign Affairs, the mainstay periodical of the Council on Foreign Relations, and his wife, Michelle Obama, is a member of a branch of the CFR in Chicago.

    The CFR has only one purpose and that is to push for world government. Carroll Quigley, the Georgetown University history professor and historian for the CFR wrote the following: “The Council on Foreign Relations is the American Branch of a society which originated in England… (and) …believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.”

    Don’t rely on CNN or FOX NEWS for the truth, use the internet and find alternative news sources that aren’t controlled by the mainstream media.

    Pat Robertson’s Judgment Cannot Be Trusted

    Here is what Pat Robertson has stated publicly concerning Barack Obama becoming U.S. President…
    “I am remarkably pleased with Obama. I had grave misgivings about him. But so help me, he’s come in forcefully, intelligently. He’s picked a middle of the road cabinet. And so far, if he continues down this course, he has the makings of a great president.”

    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/23/pat-robertson-remarkably_n_153188.html
    Why would any professed Christian minister be “remarkably pleased” with a Communist U.S President who approves of abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, taking away citizen’s guns, et cetera? Obama is bad news. Pat Robertson says Obama, “has the makings of a great president.” What apostasy!!! Obama is worse than Hillary Clinton, whom Obama has appointed as his Secretary of State. What a joke! This is so evil it is unimaginable. These people are ruthless criminals out to destroy America and Pat Robertson approves? What is wrong what Pat Robertson? I’ll tell you, he’s an opportunist who exploits Christianity to make a buck and is used by the New World Order leaders to influence public opinion.

    Every six months or so, Christian televangelist and elderly rabble-rouser Pat Robertson says something crazy and shocking. Misoginy? Crazy warmongering? Weird unorthodox theology? Yes, yes, and yes. Every time he does the crazy-guy-on-TV dance, there’s a wave of blog posts and articles and commentary: a collective, baffled question mark. How did this guy come to a position of influence in the Christian Right. It’s seen, in many quarters, as a reflection on the inherent craziness of Christians that he would have any influence at all if he goes around demanding assassinations and so on.

    William Absalom Robertson, Pat’s father, was a pro-segregation Virginia Democrat in the 1950s.

    Pat Robertson is the son of a US Senator. He spent some time in the military, though apparently he didn’t see combat. After coming home, an encounter with a Dutch evangelist impressed him so much that he decided to become a Christian. Only four years later, in 1960, he dove into the world of Christian media. This was an era when overtly evangelical Christian programming was starting to blossom. Robertson followed the usual pattern of those who wanted to spread the gospel: he bought a small UHF station in Virginia, and founded the Christian Broadcasting Network. He details the process in his autobiography – it’s the usual story of A Christian Who Believes God Wants Him To Do X, And Faces Challenges Along The Way. Early on, he covered operating expenses for the station by hosting a telethon – he challenged 700 people to donate $10 each month, enough to cover the station’s costs and keep it on the air. This group eventually became known as ‘The 700 Club,’ and that was used as the name for the UHF station’s first talk show.
    CBN grew to include multiple UHF stations, and more original programming, as well as evangelism and outreach projects. Operation Blessing was one such umbrella project, covering inner-city missions, third-world food shipments, and so on. As a kid growing up in Christian culture, I remember watching stories on TV about Operation Blessing airplanes flying food and medical supplies to Africa. I saved up money and sent it in to help.

    As CBN grew and years passed, The 700 Club would become its flagship television show. In addition to interviews with Christian personalities, the show featured Bible teaching, often by Robertson or one of his co-hosts. The show began to run inspirational personal-interest stories about people who’d been healed by God of various illnesses, people who had faced and overcome adversity with God’s help, and so on. By the early 80s, The 700 Club was being syndicated by Christian television stations around the country, most of them starved for original programming with high production values. News segments started running, and eventually a ‘CBN News’ department had a group of correspondants covering Washington events, international news, and so on.

    Robertson, as the host, was high-profile and had good name recognition in Christian circles. There were some idiosyncratic bits specific to the Charismatic/Pentecostal camp he was a part of, but nothing like the wild theatrics of hucksters like Benny Hinn and Robert Tilton. He weathered the ‘Televangelist Scandals’ of the 80s without any hookers, drugs, sweatshops, and so on. Robertson was seen as a level-headed respectable Christian figure who’d earned his position by building CBN, spreading the gospel, and helping the poor via Operation Blessing. His teaching was available in expanded tape-and-video collections, covering topics like Spiritual Warfare (basically, directed prayer intended to stop demons), and Christian financial principles. He wrote books, the usual stuff for that era. 200 Answers To Life’s Pressing Questions, and so on. His advice was usually uncontroversial in Christian circles, focusing on faith, wise financial stewardship, and so on. As The 700 Club’s emphasis on news progressed, Robertson’s opportunities for commentary also increased. Generally, he and his one or two co-hosts would chat about their thoughts on the various news segments. Pat, as the host, would often have the strongest opinions.

    In 1988, Robertson stepped down from hosting the 700 Club in order to for president. He failed to secure the Republican nomination. One of his most memorable and visible moves was a public session of prayer in which he commanded a hurricaine heading for Virginia to turn around. He was mocked vigorously in many circles, but I remember that Christians I knew saw this as a reasonable thing to do — if you are praying to the God of the universe, why not ask him to stop a hurricane? Regardless, he lost his bid for the nomination.

    When he returned to CBN and The 700 Club, the news-and-commentary aspect of the show began to dominate. Other projects were launched by Robertson, some under the CBN banner, others affiliated. The American Center For Law And Justice was founded as a counter to the much-hated ACLU, fighting in favor of school prayer and religious liberty. Regent University was founded as a college and graduate school for Christians, with a relatively strong media program. At the time, I considered enrolling. While Robertson had expressed political views in his books and teaching before, they became more integral to The 700 Club and his other projects. Many other Christian organizations were busily spinning off side-organizations to pursue specific social or political agendas as well. The Family Research Council, a spin-off of Focus On The Family, is one example.

    In the early 1990s, he wrote the book The New World Order, echoing George Bush I’s use of the phrase in discussing global relations. It was a conspiracy theorist’s political guide, tracking the workings of The Illuminati, The Freemasons, and the Trilateral Commission and how their power influenced US politics. Among other things, it asserted that Jimmy Carter had intended to be a good president until they got to him. By this time, I was watching the 700 Club less and less, and cringing more and more at the implicitly political and partisan comments Robertson would offer in his on-air commentary. In 1992, none other than Rush Limbaugh covered the primary race for The 700 Club’s news division.
    Occasionally, as years passed, I would hear of something controversial Robertson had uttered and cringe. Eventually, even my relatively conservative Christian parents stopped watching due to the political partisanship of the show. Over the decades, though, he had built up a lot of capital in Christian circles. Robertson’s ability and willingness to leverage that politically is both a reflection of his personality, and a mirror of the Church Culture’s growing politicization.
    There’s a much longer, crazier downward slide to chronicle, of course. Robertson cozied up to third-world dictators and (arguably) used the Operation Blessing charity as a cover for buying African diamond mines. He created a line of nutritional supplements and claimed they allowed him to leg-press the equivalent of an economy car. His sale of CBN to Fox, turning it into The Family Channel, made him an even wealthier man, and ensured that he’d always have a platform: under the terms of the sale, the network was required to broadcast the show twice a day. Forever. “How is he still on TV,” you ask? It’s in his contract.

    The story of Robertson’s descent into craziness isn’t what’s interesting to me, though. Rather, it’s the story of old fashioned American televangelism, charity fundraising, and eventual grasping for the reigns of real power that will be told over, and over, and over again.

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