Pat Robertson: Televangelist Mixed Politics and Religion

From a Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel headlined “Pat Robertson, televangelist who mixed politics and religion, dies at 93”:

The Rev. Pat Robertson, a Baptist preacher who attracted a worldwide following as a religious broadcaster, built a business empire from his headquarters in Virginia Beach and helped create a powerful political movement of religious conservatives as a founder of the Christian Coalition, died at his home in Virginia Beach.

Rev. Robertson, the son of a long-serving U.S. congressman and senator from Virginia, was among the first evangelists to take religion out of the realm of private belief and into the secular arena of politics. In large part through his influence, the Christian right became a potent force in American politics and culture.