Pat Robertson cracked

Last week’s earthquake that cracked the Washington Monument revealed additional evidence that televangelist Pat Robertson may be even more cracked. The earth tremor may have been a sign from God that could foretell the end of the world, he said.

The former faith healer, resume padder and presidential candidate claims to discuss such events frequently and personally with the Lord.

The Haiti earthquake that killed 200,000 people in 2010 was a "curse" for the islanders’ swearing a "pact to the Devil" several hundred years ago.

We’re waiting for the mult-millionaire preacher and founder of the Christian Broadcast Network to reveal God’s motivation for Hurricane Irene; he earlier told us Hurricane Katrina was divine punishment for abortion and was linked to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which Robertson blamed on pagans, abortionists, feminists, gay, lesbians and the American Civil Liberties Union. Israel is a favorite topic of conversation between Pat and his maker, and if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harbors any thoughts of territorial compromise with the Palestinians, he could face severe consequences.

Ariel Sharon’s stroke was punishment for "dividing God’s land" by turning the Gaza Strip over to the Palestinians, an assessment that may resonate with some far-right Israelis, including some ultra-Orthodox leaders. Yitzhak Rabin’s 1995 assassination was "the same thing," he has proclaimed. "I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU [European Union], the United Nations, or United States of America," Pat pronounced. He predicted Israel would attack Iran in 2008, sparking Syrian and Iranian nuclear strikes.

He also foresaw a nuclear attack on the United States if Washington opposed Russian expansion. As God’s agent, he has threatened fire and brimstone on a Pennsylvania school district for teaching evolution, and warned Disneyworld that if it went ahead with a gay rights event it would "bring about terrorist bombs; it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor" on Orlando. The real natural disaster may be Preacher Pat himself.

About the Author
Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.