Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who launched the Christian Broadcasting Network and was a onetime presidential candidate, has died at 93. The news was confirmed via CBN’s website.
“Pat Robertson, longtime TV host, religious broadcaster, educator, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. He was 93,” their obituary read.
A cause of death was not given.
Robertson was probably best known as the host of “The 700 Club” on the network, a daily news and faith show which he hosted for over 50 years before retiring in 2021.
Robertson’s conservative views were particularly hateful to the LGBTQ community, on which he blamed natural disasters and said things like, “Many of those people involved in Adolf Hitler were Satanists. Many were homosexuals. The two things seem to go together.”
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