Pat Robertson claims stock market crash is God's retribution for US Government supporting Planned Parenthood and abortion rights

The Christian evangelist had an interesting take on what caused turbulent financial markets

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A controversial televangelist has suggested the US stock market dive on Monday is related to the Government’s decision to support and fund women’s abortions.

The effects of ‘Black Monday’ in China reverberated across the world, with the Dow Jones falling 1000 points in early trade.

As traders panicked and analysts struggled to comprehend what was happening, Pat Robertson stepped up to his televised pulpit to tell viewers that the Government’s decision to fund Planned Parenthood was related to the stock market crash.

The organisation has been hit by claims it sold foetal tissue for a profit to research laboratories, allegations it has denied.

Robertson made his comments on his flagship programme, The 700 Club, where he warned the crash was “just a little taste’ of what was to come.

“We will pay dearly as a nation for this thing going on," he warned. "And possibly if we were to stop, stop all of this slaughter, the judgment of God might be lifted from us. But it’s coming, ladies and gentlemen. We just have a little taste of it in terms of the financial system.

“But it’s going to be shaken to its core in the next few months, years or however long it takes, and it will hurt every one of us. It’s coming down the road. But at least we could repent and try to change.”

Robertson founded the the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1960 and his programmes are viewed in over 200 countries.

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