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Televangelist Pat Robertson says the devastating earthquake in Haiti resulted from the country making a "pact to the devil" to gain liberation.

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"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and the people might not want to talk about it," the 1988 presidential candidate said on his Christian Broadcast Network. "They were under the heel of the French ... and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We will serve you, if you get us free from the French.' True story."

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So the devil agreed, and the Haitians revolted and kicked the French out, the host of The 700 Club and founder of CBN went on, adding: "But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other."

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