NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As the Christian Broadcasting Network turns 50, evangelist Pat Robertson says he's getting out of the political endorsement game.Robertson's decision marks a significant departure for the founder of the Christian Coalition, who was once a central figure in Republican politics. The 81-year-old was frequently sought out by GOP candidates hoping to curry favor with religious conservatives. His news-and-talk show on CBN, the "700 Club," is viewed by about 1 million people in the U.S. each day.Robertson's influence has waned in recent years as he gave up control of the Christian Coalition and made a series of comments that many people considered bizarre or offensive.Robertson says he still feels strong and isn't sure when he'll decide to stop doing the "700 Club."

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