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Praying for a heretical year

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Livingston,J. Kojo (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Jan 25-Jan 31, 2010
Published:
New Orleans, LA
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Haiti, Religion, Natural disasters, Television programs, Talk show hosts, Robertson, Pat, 1930-
Notes:
A special thanks goes out to evangelist Pat Robertson for illustrating the point of this series with his ignorant-@$$ed commentary on the Haiti earthquake. Notice that Pat is selective about which disasters just happen and which constitute the "judgment of God." Iowa and Florida faced terrible natural disasters with no such pronouncements. When bad things happen to people and areas that reflect Pat's values it's probably the devil. Haiti is supposedly guilty of 'making a pact with Satan' and using the Afrikan-based Voodun spiritual system to gain freedom from enslavement. Interestingly, Pat's god was not offended at all by the Christians who brutally oppressed these people. His god never is offended, especially when the victims are Black.