During the March 12th, 2014 broadcast of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson claimed that a brief power outage in Washington, D.C. caused by high winds was actually God trying to punish Senate Democrats for holding an all-night session on the dangers of climate change, which Robertson insists is a scam.
"Do you think God has a sense of humor?" Robertson asked rhetorically. "Well, I think he does. Let me tell you what happened. In the United States Capitol, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer and the Democrats had an all night marathon advancing global warming. And they said we have to be in fear of global warming.
"So, God says, 'Harry and Barbara, you've got it all wrong.' He dropped the temperature 40 degrees, sent so much wind that it that it knocked out the lights in the Capitol dome for the first time in years. And it's still cold!
"And the Lord is saying, 'Democrats, it isn't going to happen that way,'" he added. "Isn't that fun? God has a sense of humor."
This follows in Robertson's long tradition of treating God like his own personal flunky that will smite anyone he commands Him to.
This summer, the next time America's Bible Belt bursts into flames in the intense heat and Rick Perry is once again leading the effort to pray for rain, readers of this column are encouraged to write to Pat Robertson asking if he still believes God has a sense of humor.