Pat Robertson the televangelist and conservative political activist who founded the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and ran for president in 1988 died Saturday at the age of 93.
Robertson was born in Lexington Virginia in 1930, He graduated from Yale University and the New York University School of Law and served in the US Military during the Korean War.
In 1960 Robertson founded CBN which soon became one of the most popular Christian television networks in the world, He also founded Regent University a Christian University in Virginia Beach.
Robertson was a controversial figure throughout her career, He was accused of racism, sexism, and homophobia, and his political views were frequently seen as extreme, However he was also a popular and influential figure and his death is a great loss for the Christian community.
Here are some of Robertson’s most notable achievements:
*Founded the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in 1960.
*Ran for president of the United States in 1988
* Founded Regent University a Christian university in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
* Published several books including “The 700 Club” and “Resurrection Power”
* Won multiple awards including the Peabody Award and the National Religious Broadcasters’ Award
Here are some of Robertson’s most controversial statements:
* In 1980 he said that women should not be in the military because they are “too emotional.”
*In 1990 he said that AIDS was a punishment from God for homosexuality.
* In 2003, he said the Iraq War was justified because Saddam Hussein was a “brutal dictator”.
Despite his controversial statements Robertson was a popular and influential figure, He was a pioneer in the field of Christian television and his ministry reached millions of people around the world, He will be remembered as a complex and controversial figure who left an enduring legacy on American culture.