Pat Robertson Says Tornado Victims Didn't Pray Enough (Update: Referring to 2012 Tornado)

God totally would have stopped it if folks were more Christian-ly


Reason 24/7 note: Pat Robertson's comments were made a year ago, referring to tornadoes that struck the Midwest in March of 2012. We apologize for any confusion resulting from erroneously posting this story after the tragedy in Oklahoma.

Televangelist Pat Robertson was asked [in March 2012] on the '700 Club' about the tornadoes that have ravaged the Midwest and killed at least twelve people (video below).

He said that the storms weren't an act of God, but instead turned it around on the victims, asking, "Why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?"

Robertson said the tornadoes may not have happened if enough victims had prayed: "If enough people were praying He would've intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms."