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Pat Robertson

Robertson during an Operation Blessing International appearance at Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana, providing relief to Hurricane Katrina victims (February 12, 2006)
Born Marion Gordon Robertson
(1930-03-22) March 22, 1930 (age 86)
Lexington, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Washington and Lee University, Yale Law School
Alma mater Washington and Lee University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (J.D.)
The Biblical Seminary in New York (M.Div.)
Occupation Chancellor of Regent University, Chairman of CBN, Evangelist
Years active 1961–present
Known for Christian talk show host and minister, author of political, spiritual and social books
Notable work The Secret Kingdom
Television The 700 Club (1966–present)
Title Doctor (honorary)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Adelia Elmer (m. 1954)
Children 4, including Gordon
Parent(s) Absalom Willis Robertson
Gladys Churchill
Website patrobertson.com

I mean, George Bush is a man of prayer. He talks to the lord. He tries to get his direction from the lord.
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Dominican Republic is, is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etcetera.
When I was in charge of the Christian Coalition I was available to mobilize grass roots support for somebody.
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Well, actually, I manage a couple of stock portfolios or funds or whatever you want to call 'em, and I think I've done relatively well with them.
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And I think that George Bush really is a very godly person.
I'm a religious broadcaster.
The Constitution was made for ordinary people.
My friend Jerry Falwell was the one who said it, and he was a guest on my show, and it's hard to take the blame for everybody who shows up on your show.
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People who hate God... take it out on innocent people.
And I think the blessing of heaven is on Bush. It's just the way it is.
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If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order.
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And it's one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset.
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I think we do want a front-runner from the Republican Party who can win the general election.
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I thought that communism, the tyranny of communism, was an abomination and I beseeched God to bring that terrible evil down and he did. It was a great triumph, it took awhile, but it happened.
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I know one man who was impotent who gave AIDS to his wife and the only thing they did was kiss.
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I'm evangelical.
The rebuilding of Iraq has been terrible.
But if there's an erosion at home, you know, Thomas Jefferson warned about a tyranny of an oligarchy and if we surrender our democracy to the tyranny of an oligarchy, we've made a terrible mistake.
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I believe in working with the hearts of people, and not locking them up.
In Europe, the big word is tolerance. You tolerate everything.
I mean, if a person acts irresponsibly in his own life, he will pay the consequences. And it's not so much divine retribution as it's built into the law of nature.
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Jesus Christ is a prince of peace. He told us to live in peace. He told us to love our enemies. He told us to do good to them that spitefully use us.
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I've been to Israel many times – I've lost count of how many times.
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The truth is, the secular world isn't too enamored with Jesus. And they're not too enamored with someone who is leading people to Jesus. So if you're out there talking about people's sins, and you're talking about righteousness, you will get pushback. Jesus Himself did. The apostles did. I mean, there's persecution all up and down the line.
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Islam is a violent, I was going to say religion, but it's not a religion. It's a political system. It's a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim.
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You know, Saint Augustine said our hearts are restless 'til they rest in thee. And I had a restlessness in my heart. Something just wasn't quite right.
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I have a zero tolerance for sanctimonious morons who try to scare people.
The wisdom of God's Word is quite clear on believers being unequally yoked. And marrying someone who is not a Christian – who is not a daily disciple of Christ – is being unequally yoked, regardless of what their beliefs might be.
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Well - I was brought up as a Southern Baptist.
Anything's possible in politics.
Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French… and they got together and swore a pact to the devil.
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The Democratic Party went far to the left, I think, and left some of us stranded on the beach, so we went to the Republican Party.
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The Katrina matter was terrible.
There are times in history where a particular doctrine becomes a symbol of a greater problem.
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I've personally backed off from direct political involvement.
Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
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Well the basic thesis is that there's a god in heaven who is all powerful who wants to help people. And that – he will answer prayer, and does miraculous things in people's lives. And so I've documented some of these wonderful things.
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Every time the liberals pass a bill – I don't care what it involves – they stick criminal sanctions on it. They don't feel there is any way people are going to keep a law unless they can put them in jail.
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It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-biased media and the homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians.
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The Supreme Court has insulted you over and over again, Lord. They've taken your Bible away from the schools. They've forbidden little children to pray. They've taken the knowledge of God as best they can, and organizations have come into court to take the knowledge of God out of the public square of America.
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But there's no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don't believe in them. You know, no majority should surrender its deeply held beliefs to those who don't believe in anything.
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It seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America's power. It has been the symbol of our great nation. We look at the symbol and we say 'this is one nation under God.'
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Haiti is in desperate poverty.
For decades, I have supported adoption, and have helped tens of thousands of children worldwide.
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Of course there are peace-loving Muslims.
It's just impossible to ignore the activists in your party. These are the people who stuff the envelopes, and walk the precincts, and make the telephone calls, and do all the so-called grunt work that brings about a successful campaign.
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I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They're my principal prayers; I don't have a prayer list that I go down.
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My father was a lawyer.
The problem we have in America is the systematic erosion of our religious values in an attempt by certain liberal groups to expunge our Christian heritage from the public square.
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Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
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There's an assault on human sexuality, as Judge Scalia said, they've taken sides in the culture war and on top of that if we have a democracy, the democratic processes should be that we can elect representatives who will share our point of view and vote those things into law.
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What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts.
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God created the world; the laws of nature were created by God. True science tries to find out what God put in the world. The trouble is where scientists speculate about theology and they don't know what they're talking about because they weren't there. They can't speculate about the origins of life because they weren't there.
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Adoptive parents are taking on enormous responsibility, both emotionally and financially. Quite frankly, they need as much disclosure as possible about the child's background and health to assure the best fit and be prepared.
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I mean the terrorists are – are like a pimple, like a boil. They'll go away.
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I would never say somebody had to vote for anybody. That would be terrible. I haven't said that.
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McCain I'd vote against under any circumstance.
Abortion's a private decision. But I just think it shouldn't be federalized.
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People who hate God... take it out on innocent people.
I wouldn't want to be President now!
We will see the presence of angels and we will see an intensification of miracles around the world.
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We don't want a president who fails at domestic and foreign policy.
You can imagine, if somebody's approaching retirement, and all of a sudden the funds that he or she is depending on is depleted by 50% or however many, it gives them a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach.
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There's no question that jihad historically means war.
You know, the Brits had a way of – running an empire. And I don't think America is comfortable with an empire.
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I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor, he's a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial Campaign Committee and won some significant victories. He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
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I just think it's shocking how many of these young people wind up in prison and they get turned into hardcore criminals because they had a possession of a very small amount of controlled substance.
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The thought about Republicans is, we're supposed to be Jeffersonian. That government governs the best that governs the least.
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I have friends who are Roman Catholics. I have friends who are Lutherans.
I have a relatively good track record.
I've managed stations.
Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
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Homosexuals are riding high in the media.
I'm concerned about - the oppression of the poor.
I'm parodied as being some right-wing fundamentalist extremist, it just isn't true. The parody doesn't reflect reality.
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In 1998, I founded the American Center for Law and Justice, probably the premier public interest law firm in America defending the rights of believers.
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I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation.
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Well, what was called the blessed hope of the Bible is that one day Jesus Christ would come back again, start a whole new era, that this world order that we know it would change into something that would be wonderful that we'd call the millennium.
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I hate Alzheimer's. It is one of the most awful things because, here is a loved one, this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly, that person is gone. They're gone. They are gone.
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Well, you know, Thomas Jefferson, who was the author of the Declaration of Independence said he wouldn't have any atheists in his cabinet because atheists wouldn't swear an oath to God. That was Jefferson and we have never had any Muslims in the cabinet.
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It's the tyranny of an oligarchy that I'm concerned about.
I think the Democrats are catering to them, but, you know, in the entire history of the United States of America, there has never been a judge who has been refused a vote when there was a majority of Senators willing to vote for his confirmation, never in history.
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But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did – of course, television when I was growing up, there was no television. So I didn't know anything about it.
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The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because these commandments are recognized by Christians and Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
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I'm a person that just likes to speak the truth, and I don't understand why in America it's such a big deal that we won't read the Koran and we won't look at history.
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And these things are pretty much foundational: thou shall not kill, steal, bear false witness. All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
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Many of those people involved in Adolf Hitler were Satanists, many were homosexuals – the two things seem to go together.
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The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
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If you look over the course of a hundred years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings.
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Are we a Christian nation now? It's doubtful. But did we start out as one? Without question.
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I am remarkably pleased with Obama. I had grave misgivings about him.
My wife attends a Presbyterian church.