“Pat” Robertson was born to A. Willis Robertson and Gladys Churchill
Robertson in Lexington, Virginia on March 22, 1930. Most televangelists come from a similar background.
They grew up in the south, members of poor families of fundamentalist
persuasion. Others had alcoholic
parents and many had almost no formal religious education.1 Unlike these televangelists, Pat Robertson was not only
highly educated but also was born to a senator from Virginia.
Robertson’s ancestry includes two presidents of the United States,
William Henry Harrison, and Benjamin Harrison.
He also shares ancestry with Winston Churchill .2
Robertson is the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network the third largest
TV broadcasting company in the nation. He
is a charismatic televangelist, fundamentalist, and influential politician in
the Republican Party through the Christian Coalition.
He is a leader in one of the heaviest ongoing religious and political
disputes in the United States. The
outcome will determine the core identity of the nation.
Today, the legal establishment of the United States strongly leans toward
ethos of religious pluralism and equality.
There is a huge dispute when the political leaders like Pat Robertson
claims that America was founded as a Christian nation.
Robertson is eager to restore this heritage by actively competing for
political power. Robertson concerns
himself with transforming his personal conviction and direct guidance from God
into his positive influence upon politics, social relations, and public morals
so he can restore his idealistic heritage of the United States as a Christian
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