VIRGINIA BEACH, VA— Televangelist Pat Robertson mistakenly displayed a photo of El Paso resident Jesus Ramírez during a 700 Club condolence segment honoring Jesus Christ who died for our sins over two thousand years ago.
“It is an honor to know and be blessed with the opportunity to spread the word of Jesus,” Robertson said, “a genuine spiritual hero who we all know and love. May God grant him eternal peace.”
Ramírez, a one-time 700 Club donor, is alive and well.
Jesus Christ, 33, died late Good Friday after what many feel was a wrongful conviction on charges of sedition, according to court documents carved by prosecuting attorney Joseph ben Caiaphas.
The image of Jesus briefly appeared during a live broadcast.
“The switchboard lit up like a house on fire,” said technical director Vic Absalom. “I took it down as soon as I noticed Jesus was wrong.”
Robertson acknowledged the biblical blooper during a follow-up segment.
“I heard a voice in my ear that told me I had made an error,” said Robertson. “It must have been the divine voice of the Holy Father himself, telling unto me that I had made a God-awful mistake.”
“It was me,” said Absalom. “It was my voice from the control room. Pat forgets about the earpiece.”
The 700 Club is seen in 95 percent of US television markets, averaging nearly one million daily viewers.