Pat Robertson

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Helber/AP/Shutterstock (5935289h) Ted Cruz, Pat Roberson Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., greets religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, right, during an appearance at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va GOP 2016 Cruz, Virginia Beach, USA

  • Robertson Endorses Ron DeSantis for President. In a recent interview, Robertson endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for president in 2024. Robertson said that DeSantis is “a strong leader” who is “not afraid to stand up for what he believes in.”
  • Robertson Calls for Boycott of Disney. Robertson has called for a boycott of Disney after the company announced that it would be updating its content to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ characters. Robertson said that Disney is “promoting sin” and that Christians should not support the company.
  • Robertson Claims That COVID-19 Vaccines Are ‘the Mark of the Beast.’ Robertson has repeatedly claimed that COVID-19 vaccines are “the Mark of the Beast,” a reference to a passage in the Bible that describes a mark that will be required for people to buy or sell goods. Robertson’s comments have been widely criticized by medical experts and religious leaders.
  • Robertson’s Son Arrested for DUI.┬áIn January 2023, Robertson’s son, Tim Robertson, was arrested for driving under the influence. Tim Robertson was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court in March 2023.
  • Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has been criticized for its coverage of the war in Ukraine. CBN has been accused of spreading misinformation and propaganda about the war, and of giving a platform to Russian officials who have denied the existence of war crimes in Ukraine.
  • Robertson has also been criticized for his comments about the COVID-19 pandemic. Robertson has repeatedly downplayed the severity of the pandemic, and has promoted unproven treatments for the virus.
  • In 2022, Robertson was sued by a former employee who accused him of sexual harassment. The lawsuit is still pending.

Despite the controversies surrounding him, Pat Robertson remains a powerful figure in American politics and religion. His views are often controversial, but they are always newsworthy.

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