Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief and President of Interfaith Alliance, issued the following statement today in response to Pat Robertson’s comments on the 700 Club that the earthquake in Haiti was a result of a pact its people had made with the devil.
Pat Robertson has once again labeled a tragic situation as an act of God blaming the tragedy on the victims of the tragedy – in this case the Haitian people. Enough, please! At a time when the rest of the world is coming together to aid recovery and to provide relief, Robertson’s comments are inexcusable. We don’t need anybody claiming to be able to hear the devil and speak as God.