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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Does Spokesman for Global Warming Alarmists Have Inside Line to Satan?

The Devil ala H. Jon Benjamin from Lucy, the D...Old pal?

Pat Robertson says the earthquake in Haiti is a consequence of Haiti's pact with the devil dating back to the late 18th Century.

Of course, no one can rule out the possibility that God might visit his wrath on any nation for its sinful ways, but Robertson went much, much beyond that.

On his 700 Club program, Robertson didn't just assert that Haitians had pledged their devotion to the devil if he freed them from their French occupiers, but said "the devil said okay, it's a deal..."

I'd love to see the footnote on that one. Perhaps it was the same source he used in determining the high correlation between hurricanes and sinfulness. Or perhaps he and Beelzebub are old pals.

Pat Robertson's statement puts his position on global warming in perspective, doesn't it? For anyone who doesn't know, he believes anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are causing catastrophic warming of the planet.

His statement says something about the global warming alarmist movement to which he now belongs, too.

Ordinarily, a global warming Chicken Little spouting off something nutty would be completely unremarkable. In fact, I expect it. But Robertson is no ordinary clucker. He's been a spokesman for Al Gore's "Alliance for Climate Protection," appearing in the group's "We Can Solve it" advertisements urging action on climate change.

So Al Gore looked around and thought to himself, "Pat Robertson... now there's a credible guy. He's just who we need to reassure the public that we aren't a bunch of crackpots."

Oh, did I mention that Robertson appeared in Gore's ads with the Reverend Al Sharpton?

Doubly reassuring, no doubt.

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Written by David A. Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. Write the author at [email protected]. As we occasionally reprint letters on the blog, please note if you prefer that your correspondence be kept private, or only published anonymously.

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