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Things Look Bad and Robertson Knows Why

As if what we are seeing emerge from Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake wasn't terrible enough, I spotted this vile piece of hatred in the news feed. It really does take ones breath away to think someone that thinks of themselves as a moral leader wold be such an immoral bastard. When so many are dead, many still suffer while buried, and the survivors wander the street, powerless to do much of anything, this is just despicable beyond imagining.

From Huffington Post:

4:00 PM ET: Pat Robertson says Haiti 'cursed' -- Speaking on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club" today, the conservative televangelist offered the following outrageously insensitive thoughts on the tragedy, our Media editor Danny Shea reports:

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heal of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal."

I like Maggie Koerth-Baker's post on the comment over at Boing Boing

A friend of mine suggests those who want to follow the humanitarian response to the Haiti earthquake monitor ReliefWeb and AlertNet. Any international non-governmental organization (NGO) that is posting situation reports on their activites on the ground in Haiti is a good candidate for your contributions.

Partners in Health is based in Haiti and on the ground. Medicines, doctors and nurses are the most needed.

Red Cross has set up a simple system by which you can text them and a $10 contribution will be charged to your phone bill. Simply Text HAITI to 90999 from your phone and $10 will be given to the Red Cross International Relief Fund. For more info, visit

I hope you all are inspired to do something to help. I hope the inspiration comes from your humanity rather than Robertson's lack, but either works