Pat Robertson, a renowned religious broadcaster who transformed a small Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network and played a significant role in intertwining religion with Republican Party politics in the United States through his Christian Coalition, has passed away at the age of 93.
The broadcasting network associated with Robertson made the announcement of his demise on Thursday, without disclosing the cause of death.
Throughout his lifetime, Robertson established various ventures, including Regent University, an evangelical Christian institution located in Virginia Beach. He also founded the American Center for Law and Justice, an organization dedicated to safeguarding the First Amendment rights of religious individuals, as well as Operation Blessing, an international humanitarian group.
Robertson’s presence was felt in American households for over fifty years, primarily through his renowned television show, the “700 Club.” In his later years, he became known for his televised proclamations about divine judgment, attributing natural disasters to a wide range of factors, including homosexuality and the teaching of evolution.
As he appealed for donations, Robertson witnessed a significant influx of funds, and his influence reached new heights. Eventually, he transitioned directly into the political arena, seeking the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 1988, taking along a substantial following.
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