Pat Robertson asks followers to help cast ‘shield of protection’ ahead of Hurricane Florence

Pat Robertson

Prominent conservative evangelical leader Pat Robertson has asked his followers to join in on prayer to cast a “shield of protection” as Hurricane Florence approaches the United States.

In a video shared online by Right Wing Watch, the televangelist cited a passage from the bible in which Jesus commanded the wind and water on the Sea of Galilee to “be still.”

While delivering remarks in Virginia, which is home to his Christian Broadcasting Network and where thousands are bracing for Florence’s arrival, Robertson asked if his followers could invoke the same words from the passage to accomplish a similar result “if we are together with one accord.”

Robertson then asked his congregation to “put a hand out toward the Atlantic” and to repeat after him.

“In the name of Jesus, you Hurricane Florence, we speak to you in the name of Jesus, and we command the storm to cease its forward motion and go harmlessly into the Atlantic,” Robertson said.

“Go up north away from land and veer off in the name of Jesus. We declare in the name of the lord that you shall go no farther, you shall do no damage in this area,” the evangelical leader continued.

He went on to declare a “shield of protection” over parts where “innocent people” are bracing for the hurricane, which is already reportedly packing winds of up to 140 mph, according to CNN.

“In Jesus’ holy name, be out to sea!” Robertson continued.

He also said that the “shield” has worked in the against previous hurricanes.

“It’s almost hilarious to see them try,” he said. “They try to get in and they can’t, and then they go north and they turn around, try to come back in. They can’t do it.”

A state of emergency has been declared in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia ahead of Florence’s arrival.

President Trump has signed off on emergency declarations in South Carolina and North Carolina to free up federal funds for the areas.

More than 1 million people on the East coast have been ordered to evacuate as the hurricane is expected to make landfall later this week.

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  1. Roseau River
    September 12, 2018

    Only if it were that easy.

  2. out of south city
    September 11, 2018

    Good to read that some people are waking up to the truth. These televangelists are just carrying out massa’s work, using the bible continuously to brain-wash those who can’t see. If their doctrine was so right and true, why would they use the bible to enslave our forefathers and then turn around and have them worship and adore someone who is like them? Blonde hair and blue eyes? They continue to cast a shadow over the eyes of our people by coercing them to give their hard earned money which they need. Why is it that whites still hate blacks so much yet they both call on the same god? Something does not add up. Ever since we were brought over to the west, we have been serving jesus yet things are getting worse and worse. Why is it that things are not the better for so long that we have been calling on the white man’s god? We were made to forsake our African spirituality to embrace religion which is man-made and we have been catching HELL ever since.

  3. Mr Lagoon
    September 11, 2018

    Why is DNO printing this b.s.? Why? How many more years will black people still proscribe to these conditioned, racist ideologies brought to them through enslavement by savage, racist murderers? Come on DNO. Do better. Be the news. Not the spreader of religious nonsense and propaganda. Our people are lost enough without your help.

  4. JBaptiste
    September 11, 2018

    Pseudo christian characters like these are what make the likes of Lawrence Krauss, Carl Sagan, Sam Harris and Dawkins etc. very successful.

    • Pragmatik
      September 11, 2018

      Haha Sagan must be pretty successful considering that he’s dead wow. Maybe it’s just people actually taking those texts seriously is what’s making these guys successful. The only way you can not look absolutely stupid talking about anything in any of these stone age myth books is by doing some serious mental gymnastics to make a lot of the nonsense they contain sound rational.

      • JBaptiste
        September 11, 2018

        I think we’re all aware that Sagan is dead. He was already dead when I first encountered his work . The essence of my comment is not diminished however. It’s easy to refute a lot of stone age myths,however the bible is on another level.
        The thing is most Christians or people of faith misinterpret and misrepresent the text to fit their own agenda. For instance, here we are praying for protection from a hurricane. Wouldn’t it be more *pragmatik* to pray to the same sovereign,omniscient, omnipotent God to simply do away with hurricanes once for all? Then some will argue that it doesn’t work so. Hence faith is the end of reason . You simply cannot argue with people of faith.

  5. Me
    September 11, 2018

    Hocus – pocus, abracadabra.

  6. Bring back the kidnapped parrots from Germany
    September 11, 2018

    Pat African diamond mine fake Christian false prophet Robertson who once called for the assination of Hugo Chavez in another country, so called Christian calling for the assination of a countries leader while fooling and bamboozling people out of their hard earned money. He is a false prophet who became a millionaire.

  7. Enough is enough
    September 11, 2018

    Prayer is always good but what they nees to do is to get a new president who will not cancel the Paris climate agreement

  8. Dan Tanner
    September 11, 2018

    Stupidity on display. Surprising that DNO carries this article about a prominent racist.

    • Chakademus
      September 11, 2018

      Why do you call him a racist? Do you have evidence? If you do please share it or else refrain from referring to people with such inflammatory terms.

      • Nrt
        September 12, 2018

        Obviously you know not of the Man referred to here. He is, and a card-carrying bible toting one too, under the guise of religion. You, do the research.

    • Bring back the kidnapped parrots.
      September 11, 2018

      He also one called for the assination of a foreign leader, Hugo Chavez. Fake Christian he is.

    September 11, 2018

    BAM!!! another deciever on the dumb masses and part of the rigged reality we live in. All tele-vangelist work for the evil elite that owns the media. That’s why they are on tell-lie-vision. Robbing the dumb in plain sight in the name of God/jesus while they live lavishly and buy private jets. All gate keepers on the dumb sheep and telling truth mixed with lies. They Never tell us the whole truth.
    That’s why joel osteen (another piece of you know what) has that big iron globe spinning behind him on the pulpit to keep programming the dumb sheep that they live on a spinning ball of water while they continue to hand him and his wife all their hard earned money on sundays. Sleeping sheep.

    Earth is flat

    • Pragmatik
      September 11, 2018

      The sheer irony of someone pushing this flat earth nonsense calling people dumb. There are only two types of people pushing flat earth – charlatans and fraudsters making money off youtube, podcasts and books and the absolute sheep who believe anything they say despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.

      Your brain is flat.

  10. Anon
    September 11, 2018

    Whaat….are these fellas still relevant? Well it seems for the unsuspecting fools they are and you still sending him money. Key words in the story ‘Right Wing’…using the same bible they used to enslave half of the world’s population they are still at it, so careful not to apologize for any of it, not correcting pictures in their likeness of Africans replaced with white faces in their bibles, not addressing the removal of any reference to the continent of Africa from their bible. Sick I tell you these people are sick, ah let us prey.

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