Ever since televangelist Pat Robertson told viewers the earthquake in Haiti was the indirect result of the country’s 18th century slave rebellion—what he called a “pact with the devil” to free them from French rule—he has been lambasted by every side of the political spectrum. Even the White House singled out his comments as being “utterly stupid.” But one crafty critic opted to give Robertson a taste of his own medicine. Three days after Robertson’s statement, a listing went up on eBay for a Pat Robertson voodoo doll. The object’s blurb reads: “After an exclusive deal with devil, we are finally able to bring black magic into your very own home! The lucky winner of this auction will attain the soul of televangelist Pat Robertson in a handheld figurine … Accessories included with the doll are Pat’s very own ‘HOLY’ BIBLE and BAG OF MONEY taken from real Americans! WOW!” The doll’s creator promises to donate the proceeds of the sale to the relief effort in Haiti.
As of Monday afternoon, the bidding had climbed to $910.