Retired televangelist Pat Robertson resurfaced this week to make one other in a protracted line of his doomsday predictions.
This time, he returned to his “700 Membership” present to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin was being compelled by God to not solely assault Ukraine, however use the nation as a staging floor for a conflict in opposition to Israel to meet biblical prophecy:
Robertson, who turns 92 this month, is a serial doomsday cheerleader. Within the Seventies, he predicted a 1982 ending. Within the Nineties, he predicted a 2007 ending. In 2020, he predicted Donald Trump would win reelection ― “with out query” ― and it will result in the top. (In that case, it wasn’t a conflict that might finish the world, as he’s at present predicting, however one thing much more pure, like an asteroid.)
“It’s sudden destruction. It’s not going to be some nuclear conflict,” Robertson stated, per USA Right now. “We’re not going to be allowed to blow this earth up.”
He additionally has a protracted historical past of hateful, divisive, racist and illiberal feedback.
This text initially appeared on HuffPost and has been up to date.