Haiti was "cursed' after "pact with devil" says TV evangelist
'They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.' True story. And so the devil said, 'Ok it's a deal.' And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got something themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another.'
Pat Robertson is no stranger to controversy. He was widely criticized for claiming that Hurricane Katrina was the result of God's wrath, and for calling for the assassination of President Hugo Chavez.
Meanwhile, actual reports from Haiti describe the devastation in the most heart-wrenching terms. According to The Times, 'Joseph Delva, a reporter in the affluent suburb of Petionville, described the scene as one of total chaos, and said he had seen dozens of casualties. "I saw people under the rubble, and people killed. People were screaming 'Jesus, Jesus' and running in all directions.'
Tonight, the Disasters Emergency Committee announced that its special appeal for Haiti is now live.