IFAS | Freedom Writer | September/October 1997 | danuta.html

Robertson reproved

Danuta Soderman, Pat Robertson's former colleague and former "700 Club" co-host, told Freedom Writer that Robertson's strange views hinder the advancement of the Christian Coalition. She said Robertson's unusual and extreme beliefs sunk his 1 988 presidential campaign and now impairs the Christian Coalition.

A five-year co-host with Robertson on the "700 Club," Soderman worked with him during his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for president.

One of her greatest accomplishments while working for Robertson was the completion of his 1984 book, Answers to 200 of Life's Most Probing Questions. The book was the result of many hours of audiotaping in a Christian Broadcasting Network rec ording studio. She said she just kept firing questions at him and recorded his answers. The Thomas Nelson Publishers' book is an authoritative record of Robertson's extreme beliefs.

Soderman, who no longer considers herself a Christian, said that the people who work for Pat Robertson "need to ask questions and to learn to think for themselves."

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