Pat Robertson’s CBN suggests God moved hurricane to protect Republicans

By David Edwards
Monday, August 27, 2012 14:26 EDT
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The religious lifestyle show hosted by televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that Christians in Florida had convinced God to move soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac away from Tampa, Florida to protect Republicans.

During a segment about how Isaac forced the first day of Republican National Convention to be cancelled, Christian Broadcasting Network’s Paul Strand noted that Current TV host Jennifer Granholm sent out a “snarky tweet” saying that “God has ways to shut that whole thing down.”

“For anybody who’s a liberal who’s part of a party that would like to whitewash God out of America, it’s amazing that she’s acknowledging that God has any part in the storm,” conservative radio host Bill Bunkley told CBN.

“But gratitude’s been a predominant attitude in Tampa’s Christian circles as it looks like the city will escape much of Isaac’s wrath,” Strand reported, pointing out that the group “Pray Tampa Bay” was leading an effort to “cover the party conventions in prayer.”

“We have had lots and lots of people praying around the clock that it would move,” Rev. Jesten Peters explained. “And if you watch from the very beginning where they were saying it was coming up and now where they’re saying it’s going, then it’s really moved a lot for us, and we appreciate God doing that and moving it for us.”

Tropical Storm Isaac is project to strengthen into a hurricane within a day, sparing Tampa, but making landfall south of New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.

At the time, Robertson suggested that then-Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ unwillingness to overturn abortion rights caused the storm.

Watch this video from CBN’s 700 Club via Right Wing Watch, broadcast Aug. 27, 2012.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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