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Pat Robertson religious broadcaster, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach he was 93

Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president, and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics in America through his Christian Coalition, has died. He was 93.

Robertson’s death Thursday was announced by his broadcasting network. No cause was given.

Robertson’s enterprises also included Regent University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia Beach; the American Center for Law and Justice, which defends the First Amendment rights of religious people; and Operation Blessing, an international humanitarian organization.

But for more than a half-century, Robertson was a familiar presence in American living rooms, known for his “700 Club” television show, and in later years, his televised pronouncements of God’s judgment on America for everything from homosexuality to the teaching of evolution.

The money poured in as he solicited donations, his influence soared, and when he moved directly into politics by seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 1988, he brought a huge following with him.

Robertson pioneered a now-common strategy of courting Iowa’s network of evangelical Christian churches, and finished in second place in the Iowa caucuses, ahead of Vice President George H.W. Bush.

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2 Comments

  1. Charles Fulford on June 8, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    I was one of 2 of us who installed the PA B S telephone system at the first station on Spratley street in Portsmouth, va. He was a very dedicated person to Jesus and demonstrated it by his actions and lifestyle. I also was one of the first persons to work with him on the tv show “ the lesson” . I participated by asking him biblical questions written in by our followers. He will be sorely missed by all. Rest in our Lord now Pat

  2. Kevin McCreesh on June 13, 2023 at 7:50 am

    He was an evil monster who hated people.

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