During The 700 Club’s “The Sign Of The Times” series on the end of the world this week, Pat Robertson today addressed Tuesday’s earthquake on the east coast that left a four-foot long crack in the Washington Monument. Robertson, who consistently claims that because of sin, legal abortion and tolerance of homosexuality, America will receive the same lethal punishment as Sodom and Gomorrah, floated his claim that the fissure may have been a symbolic message from God, likening it to when the veil of the Holy of Holies was torn after the Crucifixion.
Robertson: Ladies and gentlemen I don’t want to get weird on this so please take it for what it’s worth. But it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God. Now there’s a crack in it, there’s a crack in it and it’s closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention. It seems to me symbolic. When Jesus was crucified and when he died the curtain in the Temple was rent from top to bottom and there was a tear and it was extremely symbolic, is this symbolic? You judge.