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Pat Robertson: God is bringing back leprosy as punishment for abortion

If you want to know whether or not the religious right is winning the culture wars, check to see how apocalyptic-sounding their rhetoric is. For a reliable bellwether, look no further than Pat Robertson.

During this Monday’s edition of the 700 Club, Robertson recalled a passage he recently read from the bible that talked about how unforgiving God is when he decides to punish humanity for its sin.

“You know, we have launched a program of destroying the lives of unborn — young children, during abortion and even after abortion that they would be killed,” Robertson said in a video flagged by Right Wing Watch. “And the blatant disregard for human life had gotten to a crescendo.”

“I wonder if a holy God is going to do something, and one way he does it is through plague,” he continued.

“We have now learned that something is happening in Los Angeles — an emergence of leprosy. Leprosy, ladies and gentlemen, in the United States of America.”

Watch the video, via Right Wing Watch:

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