Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson


3/22/1930, Lexington, Virginia

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Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson was born on March 22, 1930. He was the son to A. Willis and Gladys Churchill Robertson. Pat's father served for 34 years in the United States House of Representatives and Senate. It is reported that Benjamin Harrison, and two United States presidents; William…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1988, he unsuccessfully campaigned to become the Republican party's nominee in the presidential election.

    • In 1988, he unsuccessfully campaigned to become the Republican party's nominee in the presidential election.

    • He is a Southern Baptist.

    • He considers Proverbs 3:5-6 to be the guiding principle of his life.

    • A veteran, Paul Brosman, Jr., who had served with Robertson in Korea, claimed that Robertson had sexual relations with prostitutes and harassed a cleaning girl. Robertson disputed these claims as "an attack by liberals to discredit me."

    • He's a distant relative of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States, and his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States.

    • His parents are Absalom Willis Robertson and Gladys Churchill.

    • Pat Robertson and his wife have four children;

      Timothy Bryan, born November 6, 1955
      Elizabeth Faith, born August 14, 1956
      Gordon Perry, born June 3, 1958
      Anne Carter, born April 24, 1963

    • Pat Robertson found his faith through a Dutch missionary, Cornelius Vanderbreggen.
      Pat Robertson was ordained a minister at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1961.

    • "Pat" Robertson got his nickname from his six year old brother, Willis Robertson, Jr. When Robertson was a baby, his brother would pat him on his cheeks and say, "Pat, pat, pat". Pat Robertson considered his first name, "Marion" to be

    • Pat Robertson founded Regent University in 1977 and serves as its president. This school is located in Virginia Beach, Va.

    • Pat Robertson is the author of seventeen books. "The New World Order" was number
      four on the New York Times' non-fiction list.

    • Pat: I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city...
      (to residents of Dover, PA after they voted not to teach Intelligent Design in school)

    • After calling for the removal of Venezuela president Hugo Chavez in 2005, Venezuela asked the U.S. to look into him (Pat Robertson) as a possible terrorist threat.

  • Quotes

    • Pat Robertson: It's amazing how the Muslims deal with history and the truth with violence. They don't understand what reasoned dialogue is.

    • Pat Robertson: (on Muslims) These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it's motivated by demonic power. It is Satanic and it's time we recognize what we're dealing with. By the way, Islam is not a religion of peace.

    • Pat Robertson: I'm not necessarily
      saying it's going to be nuclear. The Lord
      didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that.

    • Pat Robertson: There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore.

    • Pat Robertson: (at the 1992 GOP Convention) Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

    • "If [Hugo Chavez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war, and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

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    People like Pat Robertson are one of the reasons I deconverted from Christianity and became an atheist. While I know people like him don't represent the religion as a whole, I simply couldn't stand being associated with fundamentalist **** like him.
  • I was living in a large northern metropolitan city when I first heard about Televangelist/Prophet/Author Pat Robertson. It was the early 70's when I happened to turn on my tv for the first time and saw this young man sitting behind a desk.moreless

    I would consider Bro. Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson as an above average man! His family tree reads like a "Who's Who" of famous politicians and public figures. One being Benjamin Harrison, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governer of Virginia. And not only that, but two United States presidents are among the group; William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, the great-grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence.

    And if you look a little closer, you'll see Winston Churchill among the leaves of this historical family tree as well.

    It's no wonder that Bro. Pat has been so successful in everything that the Good Lord has called him to do!!! He's got a few famous and productive ancestors that have gone on before him.

    Not everyone will understand or appreciate the ministry that the Lord Jesus has established through Bro. Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson. Neither did everyone understand or appreciate John The Baptist, The Apostles; Peter and Paul, or even our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But I for one and grateful to live in such a time where men and women of God aren't afraid to do what He has called them to do. And I do believe that Pat Robertson is fulfulling his call from the Lord.moreless