Christian conservative leader Pat Robertson says he has a secret straight from God: He knows who the next president of the United States will be.
"I think He showed me about the next president, but I'm not supposed to talk about that so I'll leave you in the dark -- probably just as well -- but I think I know who it's gonna be," Robertson said Tuesday on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club."
(Video above via Right Wing Watch)
Robertson then went on to recite the message he claimed to have been told by God. According to Robertson, God doesn't support President Barack Obama's agenda and says that only "overwhelming prayer" can bring a new leader who will stop the country from "disintegrating":
Your country will be torn apart by internal stress. A house divided cannot stand. Your president holds a radical view of the direction of your country which is at odds with the majority. Expect chaos and paralysis. Your president holds a view which is at the odds with the majority -- it's a radical view of the future of this country, and so that's why we're having this division. This is a spiritual battle which can only be won by overwhelming prayer. The future of the world is at stake because if America falls, there's no longer a strong champion of freedom and a champion of the oppressed of the world. There must be an urgent call to prayer.
Robertson frequently delves into the political realm with his evangelism.
He earlier counseled the GOP presidential candidates to avoid stepping into radical territory with their campaigns.
"Those people in the Republican primary have got to lay off of this stuff," he exclaimed in October. "If they want to lose, this is the game for losers."
Despite this warning, he's been especially vocal on social issues such as gay rights, which have proven to be quite visible in Iowa. The entire GOP field opposes gay marriage rights, drawing a number of public protests along the campaign trail in Iowa, a state where such unions have been legalized.
Robertson has been more controversial with his comments, recently saying that gays can "un-acquire" their sexuality. It's just the latest in a string of comments that the gay community has found offensive.
On Tuesday, however, Robertson said that God told him the nation's downfall would be triggered by an economic collapse. He suggested that God told him this would come about if Obama was elected to another term.
"And God said, this is not my judgment, they are bringing it upon themselves," Robertson explained.
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