If you live in the Eastern US, you’re aware of Hurricane Florence. If you’re in the target area, you have our sympathies. However, there may be help on the way — from Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club and Chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Look at this headline: Televangelist Pat Robertson commands Hurricane Florence: ‘You will do no damage’ here, which appears in the Charlotte Observer of Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Televangelist Pat Robertson has commanded Hurricane Florence to stay away from land. [Ooooooooooooh!] In particular, Robertson said at a Monday prayer service, he doesn’t want what is now a Category 4 hurricane still at sea to “hurt” Regent University and the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) — both founded by Robertson in the Virginia Beach area.
A reasonable request — especially since Virginia Beach is a bit north of the coastal area predicted to get the worst of the storm. Let’s read on:
“We declare in the name of the Lord that you shall go no farther, that you will do no damage in this area,” said the 88-year-old host of “The 700 Club” on CBN. “We declare a shield of protection all over the Tidewater (in Virginia) and … over those innocent people in the path of this hurricane. In Jesus’ holy name, be out to sea!”
A powerful prayer! Skipping a bit, here’s the end of it:
On Monday, Robertson predicted to those who prayed with him from church pews at CBN that “we will live to mark this day and say, ‘I remember, I was there when we saw that Hurricane Florence averted.’”
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