Friday, Sep. 16, 2011

God's Wrath Caused Katrina

When it comes to Pat Robertson, sometimes truth and fiction are hard to distinguish. On The 700 Club in 2005, Robertson blamed Hurricane Katrina on the issue of abortion in John Roberts' Supreme Court nomination. Around the same time, Dateline Hollywood published a satirical article claiming Robertson said selecting New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres, a lesbian, to host the Emmy Awards caused the hurricane. The joke became a widespread Internet rumor that, given Robertson's track record, was perhaps too easy to take seriously.