Pat Robertson Voodoo doll offered for sale on ebay

Pat Robertson Voodoo doll offered for sale on ebay

By staff writers
18 Jan 2010

The soul of American Televangelist Pat Robertson is being offered for sale at online auction site ebay in the form of a Voodoo doll.

It comes after Robertson brought condemnation from church leaders and even the White House, for saying that Haiti's earthquake was caused by Haitians' pact with the devil.

A White House spokesman Robert Gibbs fiercely criticised the evangelist broadcaster saying: "It never ceases to amaze, that in times of amazing human suffering somebody says something that can be so utterly stupid."

The day after the earthquake, Robertson said Haitians pledged to serve the devil if he would help them win their independence, and the devil said, "It's a deal."

Robertson said, "ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other."

His spokesman said Robertson's comments were based on Voodoo rituals carried out before a slave rebellion against French colonists in 1791.

Now, a Pat Robertson Voodoo doll is being offered for sale on ebay, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

"After an exclusive deal with devil, we are finally able to bring black magic into your very own home!" the item's description states.

"The lucky winner of this auction will attain the soul of Televangelist Pat Robertson in a handheld figurine comprised of the finest straw, cloth, and other organic natural materials!

"Ever wanted to cause Pat Robertson a massive headache? Give him back pain? Jab him in the crotch?" the entry states. "Of course you have! Well then BID NOW to own your very own physical representation of the dark, dark soul of Pat Robertson.

Accessories included with the doll are "Pat's very own Holy Bible, and Bag of money taken from real Americans!"

UPDATE 21 Jan 2010 The first Voodoo doll was removed by ebay as the seller "could not verify the existence of Pat Robertson's soul". A new doll however has now been listed on ebay here, with proceeds now going to Doctors Without Borders USA (Medecins Sans Frontieres)

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