Television evangelist Pat Robertson suggested on Thursday that a four-foot crack in the Washington Monument caused by Tuesday’s earthquake might be a sign from God.
“Ladies and gentlemen I don’t want to get weird on this so please take it for what it’s worth,” Robertson said.
“But it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God,” he continued.
“Now there’s a crack in it, there’s a crack in it and it’s closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention,” he said.
“It seems to me symbolic,” Robinson said. “When Jesus was crucified and when he died the curtain in the Temple was rent from top to bottom and there was a tear and it was extremely symbolic. Is this symbolic? You judge.”
No word on what sign Robertson thinks God was trying to send with the damage to the National Cathedral.