Pat Robertson

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Pat Robertson
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Robertson in 2006
Born
Marion Gordon Robertson

(1930-03-22) March 22, 1930 (age 92)
EducationWashington and Lee University (BA)
Yale University (LLB)
New York Theological Seminary (MDiv)
OccupationChancellor of Regent University
Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network
Years active1961–2021
TelevisionThe 700 Club (1966–2021)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Dede Elmer
(m. 1954; died 2022)
Children4, including Gordon
RelativesAbsalom Willis Robertson (Father)
Allegiance United States
Service/branchFlag of the United States Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1948–1952
RankMarine Corps
WebsiteOfficial website

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American evangelist and former host of the 700 Club, a Christian news and talk show on television. He ran for President in 1988 against George H.W. Bush, but did not win the primaries. He has said several times that natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, were punishments from God.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Religious conservatives claim Katrina was God's omen, punishment for the United States". Media Matters for America. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010.
  2. Smith, Ryan (January 13, 2010). "Pat Robertson: Haiti "Cursed" After "Pact to the Devil"". CBSNews.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010.