Christian Broadcaster Pat Robertson Dies, Leaves Massive Evangelical Legacy

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 8, 2023   |   9:07AM   |   Washington, DC

Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson died Thursday at the age of 93. The former presidential candidate leaves a massive evangelical legacy — founding a huge broadcasting network, starting a Christian university and a Christian legal group that has worked extensively on pro-life causes.

“Today, June 8, 2023, my father, Pat Robertson, has gone home to be with his Lord,” his son, Gordon Robinson, said in a letter this morning to the Christian Broadcasting Network staff. “My dad was at home, surrounded by his family when he entered glory and met his Savior face to face, whom he loved and served with his whole heart, mind, and being.”

The letter continued:

Pat Robertson dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel, helping those in need, and educating the next generation. He founded of the Christian Broadcasting Network and numerous organizations, including Operation Blessing, Regent University, the American Center for Law and Justice, and International Family Entertainment Inc. He was also a New York Times best-selling author and host of The 700 Club.

Pat was married to the love of his life and partner in ministry for 67 years, Dede Robertson, until she died in 2022. Together, they had four children, 14 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pat had a hunger for knowledge of the Lord, and he wanted to share the love and faithfulness of Jesus with the world. His heart’s desire was that all people come to know Jesus. If you would like to know more about the God Pat loved, please click here. Learn more about his life and accomplishments at

Robertson spent years on television as the host of the “700 Club” television show and he was active in pro-life causes. He campaigned a a pro-life candidate in an unsuccessful bid in 1988 to secure the Republican nomination for president and helped ensure that President George Bush stay true to the pro-life cause.

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Robertson started the Christian Coalition, a pro-life group that became an influential part of the conservative movement and led to many other pro-life and pro-family organizations stepping up to the plat to fight for life.

“Abortion is definitely wrong. It is the taking of a human life. It is my feeling that abortion is tantamount to murder,” Robertson has said.

“We read in the psalms that God fashions us while we are in our mothers’ wombs. We also read of a prophet named Jeremiah who was called by God before he was born. The apostle Paul believed that he was called to serve God from his mother’s womb. We are told that John the Baptist leaped in his mother’s womb when the voice of Mary, the mother of the Lord, was heard. Obviously children in the womb have spiritual identity,” he added.

Robertson continued:

From a biological standpoint, there is absolutely no basis for believing that human life begins at any time other than conception. From the moment of conception there is a progression of development that continues through adulthood. The flow of life never stops. It is a continuing process. Abortionists claim that a person becomes fully human at the moment of birth, but a five- or six-month fetus may be delivered by Caesarean section and have its life maintained outside the womb.

Abortion is terribly wrong. God condemned the Israelites who were offering their children as sacrifices to the heathen god Molech. Such children were burned up in the fires of sacrifice.

But we are offering our children to a god of pleasure and sensuality and convenience. By doing so we are saying that human beings are not worth anything. This is a terrible sin and a blot on our society.

The Bible is not more specific on the matter of abortion because such a practice would have been unthinkable to the people of God. For instance, when Israel was in Egypt, a cruel Pharaoh forced the Israelites to kill their newborn babies. In the Bible this was looked upon as the height of cruel oppression.

The thought that the Hebrews would kill their own children would have been anathema to them. All through the Old Testament, women yearned for children. Children were considered a gift from God. Women prayed not to be barren. How could a righteous woman have turned against her own children to destroy them?

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said she fears for America because the women of America are killing their own babies. She believes society is doomed when women become so heartless that they will kill their own young. Abortion is not only unthinkable, it is also the height of pagan barbarity.