Pat Robertson (Robertson Marion Gordon)( American preacher and political activist.)
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Biography Pat Robertson (Robertson Marion Gordon)
Born in Lexington (pc. Virginia) 22 March 1930 in the family of Senator. He graduated from the University of Washington and Lee in Lexington, then studied at the University of London. He served in the Navy until 1952. In 1955 received a doctorate in law at Yale University. He worked in New York in different firms, then became chairman of the Adlai Stevenson campaign headquarters in Richmond County. In 1959 received his doctorate in theology at New York Theological Seminary. He began to speak with sermons on the radio and on television in 1961, founded the company 'Krischian Broadcasting Network' (CBN). Autumn of 1963 has received tremendous success telethon 'Club 700'. Thanks collected it means a few years later was created a network television broadcasting, which operated in the United States and several foreign countries. In 1990, Robertson founded the 'International famili enterteynment', engaged in the production and distribution of entertainment programs.
In 1977, Robertson founded CBN University, and five schools at the University. In the same year he started a newsletter dedicated to promoting the economic and political issues. In 1978, founded the organization 'Opereyshn Blessing' ( 'Operation Blessing'), she had raised the money went to help the poor, some of the money (about 2 million. dollars) was designed to support the 'Contras' in Nicaragua. In 1981, Robertson was one of the founders 'Council of freedom', mass political fund in support of the conservative Christian platform.
In October 1987, Robertson ran for the presidential election, but lost the primaries. After the failure in the political sphere, the organization founded the 'Christian Coalition' (1989), . became the mouthpiece of the 'religious right' and influencing the process of nomination of Republican candidates and their political programs, . especially on issues, . as the right to abortion, . rights of sexual minorities, . fiscal policy and reform of social security,