Televangelist Pat Robertson gleefully took to his show on the Christian Broadcasting Network in advance of Hurricane Florence’s landfall in North Carolina, celebrating that it wasn’t his precious buildings in the path of the deadly storm.
“We prayed together in our staff a few days ago and asked the Lord to move that hurricane’s course away from this area and from what we gather right now, the storm track has shifted south of this area and we no longer are under the threat of a serious hurricane here,” said Robertson on his network. “God has answered prayer in relation to us here at Regent and CBN.”
On Monday, Robertson had invoked God to declare that a “shield of protection” would protect his base of operations. Virginia Regent University and CBN are both located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
“All I can say is thank the Lord that we, at this point – sitting here with CBN, Regent University, and all the things we do here – has been spared once again and people have been praying,” added Robertson.
The models for the storm did not suggest that the storm was to make landfall in Virginia, but would hit North Carolina. The storm lived up to the scientific models, leaving one to wonder why Robertson did not offer his shield powers to the much more threatened Carolina coast before his own property.
Hurricane Florence’s relatively slow speed should cause hours of devastation in the Tarheel state. As many as 1.7 million people were told to evacuate from coastal areas in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. More than 26,000 North Carolinians who had nowhere to go are currently staying in emergency shelters.
It may be days before we know how destructive Florence has been as the storm heads further inland.
Not entirely oblivious, he did suggest that people elsewhere, who will likely be overwhelmed by Florence, cast up their own magical shields.
“I hope you would pray — those of you in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, wherever you live — seek God and he is able to give you relief,” said Robertson.
Watch the segment below.