Leftists wasted little time on Thursday celebrating the death of Christian TV evangelist Pat Robertson. His death, aged 93, was announced by his broadcast network earlier in the day. No cause was given.
As reported by Breitbart News, Robertson has been a fixture in American tea rooms for more than half a century, appearing on the television show The 700 Club and, later, on various themes, God’s Judgment television broadcasts. was known for
His energy and business sense helped a small Virginia television station grow into a global evangelical network and then the Republican presidential nomination in 1988, helping religion become central to American Republican politics. bottom.
The combination of Christian evangelical fervor and political ambitions attracted critics from the political left who celebrated on social media as soon as the news of his death became public.
A Facebook post quickly made it clear how his vicious detractors felt.
Elsewhere, reactions from many, but not all, people flooded Twitter and other social media with acrimonious comments.
Pat Robertson has finally died. Not Kissinger… pic.twitter.com/QPtCbp5FH3
— TheCiroth (@TheCiroth) June 8, 2023
Pat Robertson has died.
I need to break this one down again. pic.twitter.com/fTHYxHlcgs
— Tim Byrne (@TByrne75) June 8, 2023
The fact that Pat Robertson went to Hell during Pride Month almost makes me believe in God or Hell. pic.twitter.com/DD0Dd04pH9
— Sergeant Joker (@TheSGTJoker) June 8, 2023
“Conspiracy theorist hater,” Rolling Stone said of Pat Robertson’s death. pic.twitter.com/jAwIVF517Q
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 8, 2023
Dede, the wife of CBN’s founding director, died last year at the age of 94.
Robertson will step down as host of the show after half a century in 2021, leaving his son Gordon to take over the weekday show.
The couple had four children, 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, according to a CBN statement.