BROOKLYN - Some Brooklyn residents are demanding an apology from broadcaster Pat Robertson for the controversial comments he made following Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti.

Appearing on his Christian Broadcasting Network Wednesday, Robertson said the Haitians were cursed for promising to serve the devil if he freed them from the French.

Residents of East Flatbush, which has the second largest Haitian community in the U.S., say Robertson's comments are hateful and they demand an apology.

"We're not tolerating that disrespect from him," says community activist Kevin McCall.

However, Robertson defended his comments Friday, saying through a spokesperson they were based on facts related to the 1791 Haitian slave rebellion.