Alan Grayson: Robertson and his followers have their own ‘pact with the devil’

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Alan Grayson: Robertson and his followers have their own ‘pact with the devil’

An outspoken Florida Democrat is taking on Pat Robertson and the Christian right.

In what he characterized as “a post-mortem of the post-mortem,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) attacked Robertson on the House floor Tuesday for his controversial comment following the massive earthquake in Haiti.

Robertson indicated the earthquake happened because Haitians had made a pact with the devil in the early 19th century.

Grayson pointed out that two devastating earthquakes hit the island before the so-called pact, and few major earthquakes have hit the island in the 200 years since it gained independence from France.

This, said Grayson, is in contrast to the neighboring Dominican Republic, which has been shaken by numerous quakes in the last few centuries.

“So under Pat Robertson’s logic,” said Grayson. “Haiti has benefited tremendously by … a pact with the devil.”

Grayson then said he wondered how “Pat Robertson’s followers have made out with their own pact with the devil?”

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