Pat Robertson on his “700 Club” today said a gay person can change their sexual orientation just as “a murderer can change, a rapist can change, a thief can change.” The televangelist and multi-millionaire predicted that soon in the U.S. it will be a “hate crime” to even suggest such an idea.
Robertson apparently has forgotten about the First Amendment.
“Robertson was reacting to a case in Ecuador, where a politician was found to have violated his country’s electoral code’s prohibition on discrimination by making anti-gay remarks,” Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch reports:
Last week, Robertson said that there’s nothing “bigoted” about calling homosexuality an abomination, adding that ESPN should “man-up” and defend Chris Broussard, the reporter who said NBA center Jason Collins is not a Christian and “walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ.”
Two weeks ago, Robertson said that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “set the stage for Adolph Hitler,” and accuses the “evil” organization of “genocide.”
Also last month, warned Americans that we are “asking for the wrath of Almighty God,” “headed for disaster” and “should do everything we can to restrain our leaders” from pursuing a peace plan with the Middle East.
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