Pat Robertson: ‘Disrespect for Trump and the National Anthem caused Vegas shooting’

On his Monday edition of the 700 Club, televangelist and all-round horrible person Pat Robertson decided to wade into the debate surrounding the aftermath the mass shooting in Las Vegas this Sunday.

It was the usual garbage that extremist Christians spout whenever there’s a national tragedy, and Robertson held forth the familiar narrative with no shame. According to him, the massacre in Vegas that left over 50 people dead and 500-plus wounded happened because of disrespect to President Trump and the National Anthem, among other things.

“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening?” Robertson asked. “The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”

“Until there is biblical authority, there has to be some controlling authority in our society and there is none,” he continued. “And when there is no vision of God, the people run amok … and we have taken from the American people the vision of God, the whole idea of reward and punishment, an ultimate judge of all our actions, we’ve taken that away. When there is no vision of God, the people run amok.”

Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:

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