The coronavirus outbreak is a consequence of mankind’s wicked ways, according to high-profile evangelist Pat Robertson, and abortion and same-sex marriage are prime examples of that wickedness.
The 90-year-old founder of Christian Broadcasting Network said he doesn’t think God will end the coronavirus outbreak until people “confess your sins and forsake them. Then he heals the land. It’s not before.” The statement came on an episode of his show The 700 Club earlier this week, Huffpost reports.
On the April 27 episode a viewer asked about how a well-known Bible verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14, applies to COVID-19. The verse reads, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
The caller asked: “How can God heal our land and forgive the sins when abortion and same-sex marriage are laws and many people are anti-Israel. Doesn’t this prevent his healing and forgiveness?”
Robertson responded, “You are right. I think you put your finger on something very important. You know the Bible says ― they turn from their wicked ways,” he said. “We are not turning when we have done terrible things.”
In his response, Robertson specifically mentioned abortion and abuse of the poor as some of the reasons why “God would hold us guilty.”
CBN did not return HuffPost’s request for more explanation of Robertson’s statements.