Haitian ambassador responds

On the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC tonight, Raymond Joseph, the Haitian ambassador to the United States, responds to the strange and odious statements by Pat Robertson based in junk theology and a misreading of the facts of history.

Haitian ambassador shames Pat Robertson
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Jan. 13: Raymond Joseph, Haitian ambassador to the United States, addresses the outrageous claim by televangelist Pat Robertson that the earthquake suffered by Haiti is the result of a 200 year old "deal with the devil."

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The devil offered Jesus all the power and wealth in the world, and Jesus refused it (Luke 4:5-8). Yet Pat Robertson and his ilk glory in power and wealth. So who's made a pact with the devil? Jesus taught: "Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are." (Matthew 6:1-21). All of Mr. Robertson's riches and the hubris they bring out in him show where his heart is -- and it's not with God.

Gregory Orloff

For years now, I have been sending Pat Robertson (along with a few others) regular emails telling him that God wants him to shut up but I don't think Mr. Robertson is listening.

Religious Dispatches has a roundup of responses to Pat Robertson:

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/2195/misunderstanding_haiti%3A_a_roundup_from_the_rd_blog/

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