Pat Robertson: Dow Jones Took A Dive Because God Is Punishing America For Planned Parenthood

Pat Robertson: Dow Jones Took A Dive Because God Is Punishing America For Planned Parenthood

Amidst a turbulent day for stock markets around the world, televangelist and God’s personal assistant Pat Robertson knew exactly the reason why the Dow Jones was going on a roller coaster ride. Did it have anything to do with the volatility of China’s market and currency? Nope. Anything to do with a market correction after more than six years of rising stock prices? Absolutely not. Possibly something to do with the huge drop in oil prices? No, no, no! It all is due to God being mad at the Obama Administration for allowing abortion to be legal and giving federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

During Monday’s broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson spent a large amount of time talking about the women’s health organization. Over the weekend, right-wing Christians organized demonstrations against a number of PP clinics across the country. In Robertson’s view, the Almighty is taking the side of the protesters and those against abortion while punishing the entire country for Obama’s sins. Therefore, the big man upstairs decided to start his wrath by fucking with the markets.

“We will pay dearly as a nation for this thing going on. And possibly if we were to stop all this slaughter the judgment of God might be lifted from us. But it’s coming, ladies and gentlemen. We just had a little taste of it in terms of the financial system, but it’s going to get shaken to its core in the next few months, years or however long it takes and it will hurt every one of us.”

Of course, this is just par for the course for Robertson. Seemingly every week, he claims God is going to do something awful to America because of some kind of sinful action, usually having to do with gays or abortion. He’s claimed power outages were caused by lawmakers talking too much about climate change. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision, he stated that America faced divine punishment if SCOTUS ruled in favor of gay marriage. A decade ago, Robertson blamed Hurricane Katrina on God being angry over abortion.  And the list goes on and on and on.

Below is video of Robertson’s crazy ass invoking God’s will once again, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:


Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.