In the midst of the screaming headlines annoucing tradgedy after tradgedy in the poor island nation of Haiti there is one that astounds even a cynic like me. Pat Robertson believes that Haiti has been cursed due to the Dutty Boukman treaty that sparked the Haitian Revolution and that is evidenced by the nation’s abject poverty. http://primewriter.com/news-1246-headlines/?p=2632 In the days and weeks that followed 9/11 and other more recent incidents involving those who claim to be good Moslems, I have thought it important that Islamic clergy and leaders needed to step up and denounce their actions as not in accord with Islam. In that same spirit, I therefore as one of the more visible Christians on this board renounce, repudiate, and condemn the comments of Pat Robertson and any who would back him. Taking a piece of Haitian mythology and using it to explain the deaths of tens of thousands transcends even Robertson's usual idiocy. On behalf of Christians everywhere I apologize for his remarks being said in Chrst's name and pledge my support of relief efforts through bona fide Christian and secular aid agencies.