Pat Robertson says Kentucky didn’t pray to Jesus hard enough to stop tornadoes

From the man who finished above George H. W. Bush in the 1988 Iowa Republican Caucuses:

He said that the storms weren’t a malicious act of God and instead turned it around on the victims, asking, “why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?” [...]

Robertson continued that the tornadoes may not have happened if people had prayed for divine intervention, “If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms.” He also told people who live in areas prone to natural disasters that it’s “their fault, not God’s.”

But come on, does anyone really take this lunatic seriously anymore? I mean, you’d have to be completely insane to court him and give him any attention as a real public figure worth…

Ok, sure. But are we really supposed to believe that Rand Paul would turn down an interview with anyone to the right of Sean Hannity? It’s television, for Pete’s sake!

Or maybe it’s just in the blood.

Either way, let’s all move the fuck out of here, or start drinking Pat’s Magic Jesus Milkshake and leg press God’s wrath away.

(h/t Right Wing Watch)

One Comment

  1. Jon Eppley
    Posted March 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Pat,
    With all due respect, a man of God should not and does not tell believers that they weren’t praying hard enough, therefore they were hit by tornadoes. Also, to say that “you shouldn’t build where tornadoes are apt to happen,” doesn’t apply to many of the areas hit by recent tornadoes. In Eastern Kentucky, long track, violent tornadoes happen very rarely. There were 5 people killed by the storm just 3 miles north of my house in London. If you want to be an effective witness of Jesus Christ, you should offer love and support to the affected families, rather than judgement. Please pray that God would grant us all wisdom, as our words sometimes can turn people away from God, rather toward Him.