Pat Robertson Dies at Age of 93

Pat Robertson, the conservative televangelist and 1988 Republican presidential candidate, died on Tuesday at the age of 93.

Born Marion Gordon Robertson, he was the son of Absalom Willis Robertson, who for 36 years served Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. After graduating from Washington and Lee University, he served as assistant adjutant of the 1st Marine Division in Korea before graduating from Yale Law School.

In 1960, Robertson founded the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). CBN quickly became one of the most popular Christian television networks in the world. Robertson also founded the Christian Coalition, a conservative political organization.

In addition to the Christian Coalition, which he founded in 1989, Robertson also established Regent University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia Beach; the American Center for Law and Justice, which defends the First Amendment rights of religious people; and Operation Blessing, an international humanitarian organization.

In 1988, Robertson ran for president of the United States. He finished third in the Republican primaries, but he won the support of many conservative Christians.

After his failed presidential bid, Robertson continued to be a prominent figure in American evangelicalism. He hosted the popular television program The 700 Club for over 30 years. Robertson also wrote several books, including The Secret Kingdom and The New Millennium.

Robertson was a controversial figure, but he was also a popular one. He was a gifted communicator and a passionate advocate for his beliefs. Robertson’s death is a loss for the American evangelical community and for the country as a whole.

Robertson’s legacy will be debated for years to come. Some will remember him as a televangelist who preached a message of prosperity and self-help. Others will remember him as a conservative activist who fought for traditional values.

Robertson’s death is a reminder that the conservative movement is losing one of its most important leaders. Robertson was a pioneer in the field of Christian television and a leading voice in the conservative movement. His death is a loss for the country, but his legacy will live on.