"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show "The 700 Club."
Haitians were originally "under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil," said the 80-year-old former presidential candidate.
"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," the televangelist said.
"Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other."
The superstition -- the idea that people can actually make pacts with the devil -- is bad enough. (What kind of theology allows for that? People can make pacts with the devil that bind not only themselves but entire nations? For generations?) Never mind that, of course, there's absolutely no evidence that it ever happened, even in the sense of some Haitian leaders trying to make a pact with the devil.
No, think about exactly what he's saying here. The Haitian Revolution was a revolt in which Haitian slaves overthrew their French masters. Now Robertson is claiming that the devil was on their side, and that's the reason the Haitians beat the French. Forget their suffering and their sacrifices; that had nothing to do with their victory. They only won because they were evil devil-worshipers.
And Haitian suffering since then? Served them right. The devil-worshipers. The earthquake? Hey, it's all good, because it'll make them love Jeebus. "They need to have -- and we need to pray for them -- a great turning to God and out of this tragedy. I'm optimistic something good may come," says Robertson.
I don't believe in devils, but I almost wish there were one, so he could prepare a special place in Hell for superstitious evil heartless stupid bigots like Pat Robertson.