Robertson: Is mac-n-cheese "a black thing?"

Pat Robertson is the founder and chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network. Founded in 1960, CBN was the first Christian television network established in the United States. CBN is nowone of the world's largest television ministries and produces programming seen in 200 nations and heard in 70 languages including Russian, Arabic, Spanish, French, and Chinese, according to Robertson's website. CBN's flagship program, "The 700 Club," which Robertson hosts, can be seen in 97 percent of television markets across the United States and is one of the longest running religious television shows that reaches an average of one million American viewers daily. Robertson is seen here at the National Press Club February 15, 2005 in Washington, D.C.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has been set straight on Thanksgiving comfort food.

"The 700 Club" founder showed a clip of Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday. Robertson's host, Kristi Watts, asked what dish the former secretary of state had to have on Thanksgiving. Rice replied macaroni and cheese.

Watts reacted enthusiastically, adding "Sister, that is my dish..."

Appearing perplexed, Robertson asked Watts, who is black, of the women's shared enthusiasm for mac `n' cheese, "Is that a black thing?"

Watts replied "It is a black thing Pat. ...The world needs to get on board." The two laughed about it.

The exchange was posted on several blogs.

Robertson has a record of making provocative statements. He said Haiti was cursed one day after a devastating earthquake and that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's disease is justifiable.

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