A senior White House adviser says evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson's remark that Haiti has been "cursed" does not express the spirit of the American people or the President.
Valerie Jarrett said today on ABC's "Good Morning America" that Robertson's statement left her speechless, and called it "a pretty stunning comment to make."
On January 13, 2010 -- the day after a devastating magnitude 7 earthquake struck Haiti -- Robertson said Haiti had been "cursed" because of a pact with the devil. His spokesman said the comments were based on Voodoo rituals carried out before a slave rebellion against French colonists in 1791.
Personally, I find it inappropriate and unnecessary for Robertson to make such a repulsive comment -- especially during this mournful time in Haiti. Consequently, I no longer have the respect for Robertson that I previously had, because his comment clearly illustrates that he lacks empathy and sympathy for God's people.