Televangelist and multi-millionaire Pat Robertson said on 'The 700 Club' that Christians should not be involved in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in cities around the nation (video below). Robertson added that people should, instead, demonstrate to help those in poverty, which is exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters have been doing for over a month.
“I think this is a rebellion,” he said. “I think it is atavistic. Nobody knows exactly what it is, they don’t know what they’re doing, why are they there? Well they’re just mad. Well, is it right for a Christian to get involved in a protest of anger?”
Robertson failed to mention that, in the bible, Jesus Christ threw the money changers out of the temple in anger.
Robertson then said: “If you’re going to demonstrate demonstrate for righteousness, demonstrate to lift the yoke of oppression, demonstrate to help those that are poverty stricken. But don’t just go out and mess up a park and just scream and tear up things. Why would you get involved in something like that? It’s formless, it has no purpose, but it could be used for radicals who want to destroy this nation, and that’s the bad part of it.”
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Robertson previously claimed, without proof, that President Barack Obama was the mastermind behind Occupy Wall Street.