Religious leaders have bullied the masses since the beginning of time to manipulate and control the actions and money of those they lead. Being that we are now living in the 21st century however, I was shocked to see and hear Reverend Pat Roberts berate devastated Haití on the air yesterday. His words and actions are not only shameful, but sinful.
The national and international backlash from these disparaging comments has been swift and harsh. Mr. Roberts needs to apologize to Haitians and to the entire world for his words of condemnation. Haitians did not make a pact with the devil in order to be free of France as Mr. Roberts alleged. Did the United States make a pact with the Devil to free herself from England? I think not!
Bad things do not happen because we humans are being punished by God or a higher power. Natural disasters are part and parcel of the physical planet we live on. Colossal natural disasters have happened throughout history even before man came to inhabit the earth. So, Mr. Roberts, you are dead wrong. The Haitians did not bring this terrible tragedy onto themselves. The very notion is preposterous and sinful.