Following the passing of conservative Christian icon Pat Robertson, leftists wasted no time in taking to social media to post memes in a sick celebration of his death. Robertson was a small-town Christian television host in Virginia who eventually gained popularity by running for president as a Republican in 1988. With zealotry towards Christians and conservatives being at a fever pitch in America, it’s no surprise that the libel against Robertson went all the way to the top of leftist media, with Rolling Stone magazine mocking the deceased leader in a headline written about him following his death.
By Simon Kent; June 8, 2023
The left wasted little time on Thursday celebrating the passing of Christian television evangelist Pat Robertson. The 93-year-old’s death was announced earlier in the day by his broadcasting network. No cause was given.
As Breitbart News reported, Robertson was a familiar presence in American living rooms for over half a century, known for his “700 Club” television show, and in later years, his televised pronouncements of God’s judgment on a host of topics.
His energy and business sense turned a tiny Virginia TV station into a global evangelical network before he sought the GOP presidential nomination in 1988 and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics in America.
That combination of Christian evangelical zeal and political ambition drew critics on the political left who celebrated on social media as soon as news of his death became public.
One Facebook post immediately made clear how his venomous detractors felt.
Elsewhere the response from many – but by no means all – flooded Twitter and other social media outlets with their caustic comments.
His wife Dede, who was a founding board member of CBN, died last year at the age of 94.
Robertson stepped down as host of the show after half a century in 2021, with his son Gordon taking over the weekday show.
The couple had four children, 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, CBN said in a statement.