Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh’s are false; much like the rest of their other propaganda, hateful prejudice and ignorant claims that spew from their lying tongues. Their toxic radio and TV shows can be directly related to suffering and death when considering the amount of money loyal supporters will not be sending.
You can read the real history of Haiti relating to this subject in an article by Jean R. Gelin, Ph.D called God, Satan & the Birth of Haiti (2005). This is part one to his response Robertson and anyone else stupid enough to believe that because you are not the one struck by tragedy, it is God punishing others. Gelin writes about the origins of the Satan pact myth and includes an accurate accounts of Haiti’s history. He cites all sources including some with links for further reading.
No doubt that Pat Roberson’s has influenced millions of sheep-like conservative Christians to feel conflicted contributing monetarily to a nation in need that has just been proclaimed “Satanic” by someone they believe to be ordained by God. It is beyond me how so many Christians have been deceived to buy into right-wing values so fervently that are in direct contradiction of those of Jesus Christ. I realize a large number of politically conservative Christians don’t go as far as supporting extremists like Robertson or other wealthy TV evangelists, but most adopt strong views against tolerance, peace, equality, not caring for others in need with “hand outs”, to name a few. There are over 2000 scriptures in The Bible commanding us to give alms to the poor, financially support widows and orphans, take care of those with less, share your blessings, etc. I haven’t found one of the top issues that the religious right fight for to have close to this many scriptures supporting it, not to mention such clear language as to the intended meaning.
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
1st Corinthians 13:13
Rush Limbaugh came out against the relief effort stating Obama has given enough (and that his only motive was a political play to gain favor with the “light-skinned and dark-skinned black [communities] in this country.” Most likely comforting to those who were never going to contribute to a humanitarian cause anyway (certainly not one that has to do with saving poor, non-white, people who aren’t American citizens), but I don’t believe that all his listeners are as hateful as he is and think that many would have supported and/or donated that may not now. At least he doesn’t herald he speaks for God.
Alright he does. Well… at least not in the same way as Pat Robertson does; from the pulpit of Christian Chruch praying to Jesus in between his evil rants and while scamming for cash.