As I noted here, Rev. Pat Robertson has a long track record of saying offensive things. In 2005 John Chuckman, a Canadian resident, suggested in Couter Punch that the American televangelist ought to face criminal prosecution for some such remark:
At the very least, Robertson should be charged under hate-speech laws. But such laws are weak in the United States, and many Americans fear the idea of hate-speech laws. So radio and television broadcasters continue spewing hate and dishonest claims in the exalted name of free speech.Continued. . .