White House Adviser Criticizes Evangelist's Remark

A senior White House adviser says evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson's remark that Haiti has been "cursed" doesn't express the spirit of the American people or the president.

Valerie Jarrett said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that Roberston's statement left her speechless and called it "a pretty stunning comment to make."

A devastating magnitude-7 earthquake hit the small island nation on Tuesday.

The next day, Robertson said Haiti has been "cursed" because of what he called a "pact with the devil" in its history. His spokesman said the comments were based on Voodoo rituals carried out before a slave rebellion against French colonists in 1791.

Spokesman Chris Roslan says Robertson never said the earthquake was God's wrath.

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  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jan 16, 2010 at 10:28 AM
    USCFN - your timeline is very short (35 years) to justify your twisted logic. Can you find comparative data from the last 1000 years? Statistically speaking your numbers are irrelevant. This history of the Earth is much longer than 6 000 years, and then have been plenty of natural disasters in that time. I really doubt you know what you are talking about, its like claiming because it rained for 2 days in a row over the course of two months another great flood is coming....
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 16, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    L avon, Elle. The increase of natural disasters & events like hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, new diseases & plagues are mentioned in the bible. Not specifically by each one in explicit detail like you've haughtly requested, they're mentioned in Revelations, Daniel, Matthew, Proverbs and other books in the bible. The increasing number of events is what I'm talking about. USGS shows 4000 approx. earthquakes recorded up to 1970, over 30,000 recorded up to 2005. You get my point? I don't think you believe what the bible says that God will allow to happen in coming days toward end times. You don't, you're just mocking, scoffing fearing that it's all true. Will you read God's word to find out for yourself? You'll stop waisting my time if you'll know the facts yourself. You find out the truth that God is in control over everything and allows/causes natural disasters to happen for his reasons. America is facing judgment & wrath because of her mounting sin. I hope you guys realize that soon.
  • by Elle on Jan 15, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    I'm waiting too US Citizen. What's your answer to that.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM
    US Citizen- Years ago when Hurricane Hazel and Hurricane Floyd come through was that punishment from God to Americans?? I mean you have to agree because you can have it both ways right? Boy this answer is going to be a good one LOL!! Im waiting for your response
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM
    Thanks Im. I'm a fighter for truth and every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God. I study the bible and receive every last parable, saying & commandment. I'm just another modern day John the Baptist or Joana preaching to the rebellious nation of Nineva. Elle, xoxo, Lavon, OBX rebel have a beef with me because I've shown them parts of what God says in the bible that they refuse to accept. You know why? They're not sold out to God and haven't read nor studied his Holy Bible. That's it. They just don't know and have a spirit of fear. Fear that they'll have to change their evil selfish ways. Their not spiritual Christians, they're carnal Christians and don't know God. Love is just the staple part of being a Christian, keeping yourself separate from the evil compromises & things of this world by living a holy life is essential is being a sold out Christian. Who wants to hear Jesus tell them, "Depart from me you doers of iniquity, I never knew you"? They thought they were his! Lord!
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM
    US Citizen- Make sure you wrap your book cover tight so it won't fall off. That way no one can see the real name of the book you read from called "Witchcraft"
  • by lm Location: nc on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:58 AM
    US citizen for now - If it's any consolation, I love how we can dialog on sites like this one. Everyone has their view and sometimes it is apparent that one view dominates more over another. I don't mind that my view is in the minority here because someday in the near future all truth will be known.
  • by lm Location: nc on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    xoxo - Please show me in the Bible where Jesus teaches acceptance. He teaches we are to love all and hate the sin of all. The Bible also teaches that God punishes people through many ways if and when people choose not to obey Him.
  • by Elle on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    xoxo, you're right(US citizen for now) will never get it. The more I read from him/her and other people like them DRIVES me more and more away. Pat Robertson has lost his mind I believe. Some so called Christians (and yes I say SO CALLED)are the most NON CHRIST Like people I know.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    USCFN - can you have a normal conversation with someone? or do you just randomly speak in tongues? I'd get that checked out if I were you, lay off the strictnine it's poisioning you really bad.

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