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Pat Robertson

Marion "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is a Christian televangelist in the United States, and the head of the Christian Coalition. He is the host of the popular TV show The 700 Club, which airs on many religious cable channels. His extreme conservative views have made him the subject of much controversy, especially his statements in favor of the dissolution of the barrier between church and state. Robertson's net worth is between $200,000,000 and $1,000,000,000.

Robertson was a candidate for President of the United States during the 1988 electoral campaign, though he failed to win enough popular support to remain on the ballot beyond the primary elections.

Support for Robertson extends beyond the Christian community. In 2002, he received the State of Israel Friendship Award from the Zionist Organization of America[?] for his consistent support for Greater Israel. In that year the Coalition for Jewish Concerns[?] also expressed its gratitude to Robertson for "unwavering support for Israel" and "standing up to evil".

Robertson's views mirror those of Jerry Falwell in many ways, and Falwell has made frequent appearances on The 700 Club. Among his more controversial statements, Robertson has described feminism as a "socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

Robertson claims to have used the power of prayer to steer hurricanes away from his Virginia Beach, Virginia headquarters. He took credit for steering the course in 1985 of Hurricane Gloria, which caused millions of dollars of destruction in many states along the east coast. He made a similar claim about another destructive storm, Hurricane Felix, in 1995.

He also agreed with Jerry Falwell that the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack were caused by "pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the ACLU and the People for the American Way[?]."

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Operation Blessing Robertson claims to have spent $1.2 million bringing aid to refugees in Rwanda, however, critics (such as Greg Palast and Bill Sizemore[?]) claim the money was actually spent to bring heavy equipment for Robertson's African Development Corporation[?], a diamond mining operation.

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