Haiti Earthquake

 
I, and I’m sure you all have, been reading and watching the news about the 7.0 Haitian earthquake.  What a horrible thing to happen to the most impoverished country in the western hemisphere.  Between hurricanes, crime and now this, these poor people have been through so many heartbreaks.  Help is on he way and as usual, the United States is at the forefront.  The problem now is trying to get the aid to the people.  God help these people.
 
 I made a donation today and you can too. Here are two trusted ways you can help:
 
The American Red Cross has already pledged $200,000 in aid and anticipates needing much more.  You can help through it’s International Response Fund, mailing donations earmarked for Haiti to PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013, or by going to
www.American.redcross.org or call 1-800.REDCROSS.
 
Or you can donate to Operation USA by calling 1-800-678-7255, going to www.opusa.org or mailing a check to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA, 90232.  And pray.
 
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That being said, I read this garbage this morning:
 
Pat Robertson links Haiti quake to pact with devil
 
Conservative televangelist Rev. Pat Robertson on Wednesday linked the earthquake in Haiti to a "pact with the devil" purportedly entered into by the Haitian people in the late 18th century in a bid to defeat French colonizers.

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show. "They were under the heel of the French . . . and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you’ll get us free from the French.’

"True story. And the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal,’ " Robertson said. "Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another."

Hours after his comments ignited a firestorm in the news media and online, Robertson’s "The 700 Club" TV show issued a statement elaborating on his remarks.

Robertson’s comments were based "on the widely discussed 1791 slave rebellion . . . where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed," the statement said.

"Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath," the statement went on. It added that "Dr. Robertson’s compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them."

The Haitian uprising is regarded as one of history’s few successful slave revolts.

Robertson, the founder of the Christian Coalition and a 1988 Republican presidential candidate, has a history of making provocative comments, often in the wake of calamity.

He once said former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s incapacitating stroke was divine retribution for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Robertson seemed to link the storm to abortion. About the same time, he called on the U.S. to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Robertson surmised that lack of prayer in public schools and to to comelerance of abortion and pornography meant that "God Almighty is lifting his protection from us."

 

Leave to ol’ Pat to come through as a Christian during a disaster!  Pray for him too!!

 
 
 
 
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6 Responses to Haiti Earthquake

  1. john says:

    Prayer helps a lots of things

  2. maillady says:

    My prayers go out to the Haitian people, such a tragedy. How does someone like Robertson still have a platform to speak from? You would think that whomever he thinks he speaks for for zip his lip.

  3. Joe says:

    Yes, it’s been something else to see, it reminds me some of the tsunami some how. I sure wish that the mess that country was in was only from the natural disaster but the rampant corruption is just awful…let’s pray that some of the money makes it’s way to the people.

  4. Sue says:

    I wish I could afford to help those people in Haiti, but things are tough here and my dollars go to keeping the roof over our heads and food on our table. I had an English teacher in High School who worked in Haiti in the Peace Corps in the ’60s. His experiences were something else! I don’t dare comment on Pat Robertson and his big mouth—I might say something I’ll regret later…

  5. Greg says:

    Hi Bob….Is it too early in the day to look into your fridge for any left over Neapolitan-style ragu. Yes, there are many ways we can get involved in Haiti relief. I’m all for love always conquers all…Have a nice weekend…Greg

  6. Lisa R. says:

    Donation has been sent Bob. Prayers sent also! Lisa.

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