Pat Robertson a leader of the religious right has died at 93

Robertson founded the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and the Christian Coalition

He played a significant role in shaping the connection between religion and politics in the United States

Robertson made controversial statements and held conservative views on social issues

He had a strong influence on conservative Christians and mobilized evangelical voters

Robertson's legacy includes Regent University and the American Center for Law and Justice

He was a prominent religious broadcaster for over 50 years

Robertson ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1988

His passing marks the end of an era for the religious right movement

His wife Dede, who was a founding board member of CBN died last year at the age of 94