In an extraordinary statement during a broadcast on Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcast Network on Wednesday, the American televangelist claimed that the reason for Haiti's misfortunes was that the nation "swore a pact to the devil" two centuries ago.
Video of the entire segment during which Mr. Robertson attempted to explain Tuesday's earthquake and other misfortunes that have struck Haiti is available on the Christian Broadcast Network's Web site. Media Matters for America made this part of the video available on YouTube.
The video is here. Watch it and wonder why this man is ever given a microphone.