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Pat Robertson: Haiti 'Cursed' Since Pact with the Devil

The Rev. Pat Robertson is leading the trending topics on Twitter today after he blamed Tuesday's earthquake on the Haitians' pact with the devil.

Here's what he said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club" today (starts at about 30 seconds).

And you know, Christy, 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, you know, Napoleon III and whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. 'They said, we will serve you, if you get us free from the French.' True story. And so the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal.' And they kicked the French out, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free, and ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor. That Island of Hispaniola is one island cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty, ...
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