Televangelist Pat Robertson announces that he is resigning as host of The 700 Club. He announced last week that he intended to seek the Republican nomination for President in the 1988 elections if 3 million people pledge their support.
There is, however, concern about whether his appearances on programs like The 700 Club will create problems with federal requirements of equal time for political candidates. That concern is what appears to be the impetus for Robertson's resignation today.
During the same program, Pat Robertson delivers an attack against the African National Congress and its efforts to bring down the Apartheid regime of South Africa. According to Robertson, the ANC is controlled by communists, and if they take over the nation, eliminating the White Supremacist government, they will deliver the country into the hands of the Soviet Union.