Pat Robertson: You must ‘confess your sins’ before God ‘heals the land’ from coronavirus

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Televangelist Pat Robertson blamed marriage equality and abortion for the coronavirus pandemic on Monday’s edition of The 700 Club, during a discussion with co-host Terry Meeuwsen, as the two fielded a question from a caller named John, who asked:

“Pat, last week you were talking about COVID-19. You quoted Chronicles 7:14. How can God heal our land and forgive the sins when abortion and same-sex marriage are laws and many people are anti-Israel? Doesn’t this prevent his healing and forgiveness?”

Robertson used the question to slam people who believe in marriage equality and abortion rights.

“You know, I think you put your finger on something very important,” Robertson said. “You know the Bible says — they turn from their wicked ways. They didn’t get forgiven. They will turn from their wicked ways. And part of what we’ve done is turn. We are not turning when we have done those terrible things. We have broken the covenant that God made with the mankind. We have violated his covenant. We have taken the life of the innocent, slaughtered them by the tens of millions. Children made in the image of God. And we have abused the poor. I mean, we’ve allowed this terrible plague to spread throughout our society. And it’s a small wonder God would hold us guilty. But the answer is, you know, you confess your sins and forsake them. Then he heals the land. It’s not before. You are right,” he concluded.

Watch the video below, via Media Matters:

Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.