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Pat Robertson's Most Controversial Moments (VIDEOS)

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By Ray Downs, Christian Post Reporter
September 16, 2011|1:46 pm

Pat Robertson made a lot of people scratch their heads when he said on "The 700 Club" Tuesday that having Alzheimer's was a "kind of a death" that made it permissible to leave one's spouse. Robertson's latest comments have some remembering the Christian broadcaster's most infamous gaffes as captured on video.

Gay Marriage Leads to Nuclear War?

In this clip, Robertson gives his take on a same-sex marriage bill that passed in New York. Robertson begins by talking about the origins of the word "sodomy" coming from the biblical city of Sodom. After a brief run-down of the Sodom tale, Robertson likens the city to the present-day U.S. and cautions that acceptance of homosexuality could lead to nuclear warfare (remarks begin at 1:55).


Microphone Blooper on CNN

In response to a caller's question on the "Larry King Live" show about whether or not Robertson would support a pro-choice candidate in the Republican party, Robertson answers by saying he ended his Republican national convention speech with a "lovely story" about a lady with a baby in her arms. After King cuts to a commercial, Robertson, unaware his microphone is still on, makes a sexual slur against the caller.

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Yoga is 'Spooky'

Answering a question about whether or not engaging in yoga is bad for Christians, Robertson responds by saying yoga chants are prayers to Vishnu and then says that the popular exercise can become "spooky."

However, stretching before exercising is good, Robertson says.


Haitia Earthquake a 'Blesssing," Result of 'Pact with Satan'

Shortly after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed nearly 100,000 people and left two million homeless, Robertson wonders if it was actually a "blessing in disguise" that would allow Haitians to rebuild the buildings in their country.

He then hypothesizes that the earthquake was an effect of 19th century Haitians making a pact with the devil to drive out the French and end colonial rule.

CBN later clarified Robertson's remarks in a statement.


Epistemology Lessons at Gunpoint

Answering a viewer's question about how a Christian should respond to an atheist who does not believe in hell and therefore does not believe he will be going there after death, Robertson pulls out a 9 mm handgun and waves it around to make his point that just because you do not believe in something, doesn't mean it's not there.

At the end of his response, Robertson's co-host suggests that someone should remove the revolver.


 

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