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Pat Robertson let his inner a**hole out on Tuesday when he told the mother of a dead child that God killed her baby to prevent the next Hitler or Stalin.

During his 700 Club program that airs on Disney-owned ABC Family, Robertson took a question from a viewer who asked the TV preacher what she should say to a grieving co-worker whose baby recently died.

After her co-worker asked her "Why did God allow my baby to die?" she told the mother that "God sees the whole picture," but wanted to know if Robertson had anything to add.

First, Robertson tried to absolve God of any blame for the baby's death, instead suggesting that the death could be due to human error.
"More and more in the New Testament era, we have come to realize that human beings have an agency, that have responsibility, and a lot of things happen because humans do. I mean people die in hospitals because of medical malpractice - somebody cuts the wrong thing, somebody dies. It happens all the time. Nurse gives the patient the wrong medicine - are you going to blame that on God? That's not God, that's people."
And then Robertson heartlessly stated that God may have killed her baby to prevent the child from growing up to be a serial killer or murderous tyrant.
"As far as God's concerned, he knows the end from the beginning and He sees a little baby and that little baby could grow up to be Adolf Hitler, he could grow up to be Joseph Stalin, he could grow up to be some serial killer, or he could grow up to die of a hideous disease. God sees all of that, and for that life to be terminated while he's a baby, he's going to be with God forever in Heaven so it isn't a bad thing."
Here's the video via Right Wing Watch:

This is perhaps the most unbelievably callous bullshit Robertson has ever uttered. He has told poor people to keep tithing the church and has called for physically abusing children until they accept the Christian faith, but this goes beyond cruel. Not only does this grieving mother have to deal with the fact that her baby died, she's now being told that her baby might have been killed by God because the child could have been a mass murderer or a evil monster. That is far from comforting a mother who is in pain. It's downright despicable.

What kind of a "Christian" would say such a terrible thing? The answer is a fake one who is also a sh**ty human being who lacks compassion for others. It's time for Pat Robertson to retire.