Pat Robertson: Christians should not join ‘Occupy Wall Street’

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 27, 2011 20:19 EDT
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The 700 Club host Pat Robertson. Screenshot via Youtube.
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Televangelist Pat Robertson said Thursday on The 700 Club that Christians should not be involved in the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in cities around the nation.

His comment was picked up by the liberal watchdog website RightWingWatch.org.

“I think this is a rebellion,” he said. “I think it is atavistic. Nobody knows exactly what it is, they don’t know what they’re doing, why are they there? Well they’re just mad. Well, is it right for a Christian to get involved in a protest of anger?”

“If you’re going to demonstrate demonstrate for righteousness, demonstrate to lift the yoke of oppression, demonstrate to help those that are poverty stricken. But don’t just go out and mess up a park and just scream and tear up things. Why would you get involved in something like that? It’s formless, it has no purpose, but it could be used for radicals who want to destroy this nation, and that’s the bad part of it.”

Robertson previously blamed President Barack Obama for being the mastermind behind Occupy Wall Street and has also called the protesters “clowns” and “nuts.”

Watch video, courtesy of RightWingWatch, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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