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Pat Robertson Says Prayer Can Stop Tornadoes: VIDEOS


On yesterday's The 700 Club, Pat Robertson was asked about the tornadoes that have ravaged parts the country and killed at least thirty-nine people, Right Wing Watch reports.

Said Robertson: “If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms.”

In related news, a Kentucky woman tried to pray away an approaching funnel cloud as it passed over her home in a video played on CNN. Nearby West Liberty was ravaged by the storm.



Woman prays away a tornado:

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  1. Can we pray Pat Robertson away?

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 6, 2012 11:54:35 AM

  2. too bad "enough people" didn't pray to stop the Holocaust, eh?

    dear youth of the future, go out for a big taco bell dinner. drive to cemetery. find roberton's grave. drop trou. defecate. trust me, it's earned.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2012 12:00:24 PM

  3. Ugh. Tomorrow he will probably be preaching that these tornadoes are God's wrath being lashed out at us because of Maryland legalizing gay marriage.

    When will these religious nut jobs wake up and realize that religion is a fairy tail about an old man in the sky and does nothing but breed hate and intolerance!!! The bible was written by a guy tripping out on LSD who thought jesus was talking to him!!

    Posted by: Lucas | Mar 6, 2012 12:15:50 PM

  4. I have been cracking up about that lady speaking in tongues all weekend. I knew this would go viral and I hope it winds up on The Soup.

    Posted by: AJ | Mar 6, 2012 12:21:36 PM

  5. Praying videographers always survive because if they died they couldn't post their deaths on YouTube. The people who were killed were praying with equal fervor (and equal futility) but didn't live to report their results on social media.

    Same goes for storm chasers. You never hear a dead storm chaser brag about how close they got, do you? Being dead takes you out of the equation.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Mar 6, 2012 12:29:58 PM

  6. Interesting to hear Pat in this interview when in the past he's blamed such things as tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters on gays. How can anyone take this man seriously?

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 6, 2012 12:38:45 PM

  7. I was rather entranced by her prayerful gibberish and, strange as it was, give it a certain amount of careful credance. Though common place among the "sohisticated", I think it very foolish, to disregard out of hand the power of intense and persistent thought to shape our lives and experiences. Praye, no matter to whom, can often be a powerful form of intensified thought. The tornado hit West Liberty, but it didn't hit her house did it. Just sayin"...

    Posted by: uffda | Mar 6, 2012 12:40:54 PM

  8. Let's see some faith in action then. He should go out to tornado country and stand in the path of one.

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Mar 6, 2012 12:41:36 PM

  9. Yeah Pat, just think of all the tornadoes that didn't happen because "enough" people did pray them away.

    Praise Jesus, it's a miracle !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 6, 2012 12:42:04 PM

  10. We really havn't progressed much in the past 2-3 thousand years - still praying to deities. Amazing.

    Posted by: Rance | Mar 6, 2012 12:42:32 PM

  11. So it follows that if your house was damaged or people died you just didn't pray hard enough...

    Great. More blaming the victim from the Religious Right.

    And the lady praying the tornado away? Magical Thinking that differs from witchcraft... HOW? In the Middle Ages she would have been burned at the stake.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 6, 2012 12:42:39 PM

  12. All praise to New England, they prayed the tornadoes away !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 6, 2012 12:44:14 PM

  13. who knew? Pat Robertson just gave props to the Big Urban Gay Cities without even knowing it!

    after all, your average metropolitan gaybourhood aint been plagued by no tornados!

    or is he trying to blame the non-Christians of America for this devastation? "these people are dead because not enough people are praying!"

    Jeebus-freaks can never really make up their mind about the power of prayer. we get those pathetic ex-gays who say "i prayed and Christ heard me and now i'm straight" who are, in truth, really just saying "today a couple hundred (thousand?) young children died from cancer and various illnesses, and prayer didn't save them, because Jeebus was too busy helping me develop a taste for poontang"


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2012 12:46:49 PM

  14. .....Texas ? ....not so much.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 6, 2012 12:46:55 PM

  15. one more thought... if prayer works so good at getting rid of tornadoes, then why do all tornadoes happen in the midwest, where everyone is religious!!!

    Posted by: Lucas | Mar 6, 2012 12:51:20 PM

  16. It is so stupid to stand outside when a tornado is approaching PRAYING FOR IT TO GO AWAY.That insane woman was LUCKY to survive had nothing to do with her PRAYERS period.

    Posted by: Kenny | Mar 6, 2012 12:55:51 PM

  17. remember that Christian girl who got bitten by a shark while surfing and was all "i survived because of Jesus"?

    or all those alcoholics who were like "i stopped drinking thanks to Jesus?"

    yeah. i remember them. i remember them as i look at all my non-Christian, Atheist and/or Agnostic friends who've never been attacked by shark or had alcohol addictions.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2012 12:57:37 PM

  18. Prayer can be of person benefit, its just a form of meditation really, but it has no effect on external events.

    These religious whack jobs will never wake up, especially people like Robertson, because the delusion has now become a structural defect in their brains. Reason and true thought are no longer possible.

    Posted by: Rovex | Mar 6, 2012 1:01:03 PM

  19. Notice that the bulk of these natural disasters almost always occur in republican red states where many of the religious nutjob bigots live? Doesn't seem that prayer is working for them. Interestingly, Those are the same states where the largest consumption of pornograply is found. Does make you wonder why they obsess so much about gay sex.

    Posted by: robert in nyc | Mar 6, 2012 1:01:08 PM

  20. Granpa Pat looks a little sleepy. Time to put a pillow over his face and let him take a long nap.

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 6, 2012 1:05:42 PM

  21. to rovex's point, i'm really lucky that i was brought up in a church that DID treat prayer as meditation.

    focus your thoughts. release negative energy and guilt. forgive yourself, focus on what you need to do to bring about more Good.

    as the amazing lesbian minister of my youth said, "Pray for the energy to get off your seat and make change happen in your own life"

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2012 1:07:45 PM

  22. PRAISE JESUS for sparing this saintly woman and turning instead to smite those Godless heathens in West Liberty!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Mar 6, 2012 1:15:31 PM

  23. Lawd - take the tornado down the street and KILL them...... ugg these religious wackjobs

    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | Mar 6, 2012 1:22:18 PM

  24. I was going to write what Caliban did -- that one can conlude that people affected by the tornado didn't pray hard enough. I wonder if deeply religious people in the tornado areas believe Robertson and thus believe they deserved what happened.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Mar 6, 2012 1:22:28 PM

  25. SOOOOOO- god made SCIENCE!!!!???? Something the xtians dont believe in....... You cant have it both ways Patty- or maybe you can- & just bible your way out of that explanation......

    Posted by: Tabsea | Mar 6, 2012 1:41:51 PM

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