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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Roy Simmons, retired, gay ex-New York Giant, dies at 57

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Roy Simmons, former New York Giants offensive lineman who announced after his 1984 retirement he was gay and HIV positive, has died, his family said. He was 57.
Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts President Obama will 'withdraw' in 2014 to 'go surfing'

Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts President Obama will 'withdraw' in 2014 to 'go surfing'

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pat Robertson's New Year's predictions: Obama will resign his presidency to "go surfing," Iran will get a nuclear weapon and 2014 will be the "greatest year in the history of the church."
Evan Bleier

Pat Robertson blasted for 'he's a man' comments

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Televangelist Pat Robertson has received criticism for telling the wife of a cheating husband she should get over it because "males have a tendency to wander."
The Issue: No easy answer in gun control debate

The Issue: No easy answer in gun control debate

The sight of 20 small bodies lying on the floor of a first grade classroom in Newtown, Conn., rattled most Americans.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. pastor sentenced to prison in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An American pastor was sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran because of his religious beliefs, a U.S. religious group said.
Robertson: This is Jesus' nation

Robertson: This is Jesus' nation

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Thousands of people packed a prayer rally at Philadelphia's Independence Mall Saturday where evangelist Pat Robertson declared "this nation belongs to Jesus."
Romney jabs at Dems on 'God'

Romney jabs at Dems on 'God'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Saturday in a speech referring to the Pledge of Allegiance he "will not take God out of" the GOP platform.
Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- No president in U.S. history has been targeted en masse in lawsuits filed by Catholic bishops and institutions till now: President Obama is facing a tsunami of suits opposing the contraception mandate in his healthcare reform law.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Justices will decide the fate of gay marriage

Justices will decide the fate of gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The president proposes, but the Supreme Court disposes: The apparent consensus in the legal writing community is that the issue of gay marriage will be fought out eventually on the battleground of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the justices will have the final say.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Pat Robertson: Decriminalize marijuana

Pat Robertson: Decriminalize marijuana

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 7 (UPI) -- Televangelist Pat Robertson sparked controversy when he said he favors legalizing marijuana and prayer could have prevented the deadly weather in the Midwest.
Mac 'n' cheese a mystery to Pat Robertson

Mac 'n' cheese a mystery to Pat Robertson

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Macaroni 'n' cheese has never crossed the lips of U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson, who asked a colleague on-air if it was "a black thing."
Appeals court upholds healthcare mandate

Appeals court upholds healthcare mandate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel in Washington Tuesday ruled 2-1 to uphold the core provision of President Obama's healthcare law.
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SLP2000102103 - 21 OCTOBER 2000 - CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI, USA: Christian Coalition of America's Pat Robertson talks with reporters prior to an afternoon rally October 21. Robertson also answered questions about the Democratic National Committee's claim that a controversial voters guide being distributed by the coalition is illegial. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American televangelist. He is the founder of numerous organizations and corporations, including the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the Christian Coalition, Flying Hospital, International Family Entertainment Inc., Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, and Regent University. He is the host of The 700 Club, a Christian TV program airing on channels throughout the United States and on CBN affiliates worldwide.

Robertson is a Southern Baptist and was active as an ordained minister with that denomination for many years, but holds to a charismatic theology not traditionally common among Southern Baptists. He unsuccessfully campaigned to become the Republican Party's nominee in the 1988 presidential election. As a result of his seeking political office, he no longer serves in an official role for any church. His media and financial resources make him a recognized, influential, and controversial public voice for conservative Christianity in the United States.

Robertson was born in Lexington, Virginia, into a prominent political family. His parents were Absalom Willis Robertson, a conservative Democratic United States Senator, and his wife Gladys Churchill (née Willis). He married Adelia "Dede" Elmer on August 26, 1954. His family includes four children, among them Gordon P. Robertson and Tim Robertson and, as of mid-2005, fourteen grandchildren.

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