3. PAT ROBERTSON

Positions: televangelist; founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, International Family Entertainment, and Regent University; former candidate for the Republican nomination for president (1988); former Baptist minister.

The case for disgrace: Pat Robertson is a loon who over the years has said some ridiculously stupid things (even for a Yale Law graduate). Here are two examples:

  • Robertson claimed that Haiti suffered its catastrophic earthquake because Haitians once “swore a pact to the devil.”
  • Robertson warned that a “Gay Days” event at Disney World could bring about “earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor.”

For more such nonsense, check out this list of the ten stupidest things Pat Robertson has ever said.

Robertson has also been financially linked to such brutal dictators as Charles Taylor of Liberia and Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. Noscitur a sociis?

The case against: Pat Robertson was ordained as a minister, and he served in that honorable capacity for many years. He is a successful businessman, a media mogul, and a highly influential leader among conservative Christians.


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