Robertson's divorce remarks spark anger

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has sparked outrage in religious and medical communities by remarking it's OK to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer's.

Mosque opponents file suit

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Opponents of a planned mosque near Ground Zero have filed a suit saying New York wrongly failed to give landmark status to the building that will house it.
Pat Robertson counter sues Sun Trust

Pat Robertson counter sues Sun Trust

NORFOLK, Va., June 22 (UPI) -- Broadcaster Pat Robertson is counter-suing U.S. bank Sun Trust for mishandling a letter of credit concerning the purchase of a refinery, court papers show.
Evangelist: Quake may be from satanic pact

Evangelist: Quake may be from satanic pact

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. evangelical minister Pat Robertson said the devastating earthquake in Haiti could have occurred because of a long-ago pact with the devil.

Robertson: Evangelicals lose influence

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Evangelical Christians are not as organized this election as they were in years past, movement leaders say.
Gore campaigns to raise global awareness

Gore campaigns to raise global awareness

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he's launching a $300 million bipartisan campaign to raise climate change higher on the U.S. political agenda.

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Pat Robertson mulls buying Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, is considering making a bid for The Virginian-Pilot.

Religious right seen split on '08 race

LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Christian political conservatives, who have formed a major voting bloc in recent decades, appear divided on whom to support for U.S. president in 2008.

Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pat Robertson, a pillar of the social conservative movement, said Wednesday he endorses Rudy Giuliani's Republican bid for president of the United States.

Details of students' prayer day debated

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The American Center for Law and Justice goes too far in saying it's OK for teachers to lead students in prayer, an opposing group says.

The almanac

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2nd Gonzales aide quits

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who has invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before Congress resigned Friday.

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Romney to speak at Falwell's university

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 3 (UPI) -- Some students at the Virginia university founded by Pat Robertson say presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not Christian enough to speak there.
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Pat Robertson
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

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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