Pat Robertson on his 700 Club TV show yesterday told his audience than when it comes to Chick-Fil-A, gay people and our supporters should “shut their mouth.” Robertson, as delicately as he possibly could — albeit disgustingly and wrongly — added that until gay people can produce a child from their rectums, they have no right to protest.
“I defy these homosexuals to bring forth a baby from that part of the anatomy which they concentrate on, when that happens I will change everything I’m saying; until that happens, I wish those demonstrators would shut their mouth.”
Someone should give the 82-year old televangelist a few anatomy lessons. Also, why does creating a baby give special rights to some, and not creating a baby withholds rights from others?
But Robertson’s outburst is emblematic of how the radical religious right sees the LGBT community, and gay people in general. To them, we are sinners, violators of Leviticus (which Robertson takes the time to quote,) and obsessed with (anal) sex.
Full transcript, and video, thanks to Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch:
It’s a chicken sandwich, it’s a piece of white meat chicken between two pieces of white bread, it’s also a milkshake, now we’re going to go have demonstrations over that? But you know something, I was reading today in Leviticus, which is the law of the Old Testament, but it lays out the reasons why land will vomit out its inhabitants and it goes through a category of stuff we are calling Constitutional rights: killing babies, offering them to Moloch, and it says it is an abomination for a man to lie with a man as with a woman. It’s what it says. That is the moral law that God set forth and now we’ve got people at a university petitioning because somebody said I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I defy these homosexuals to bring forth a baby from that part of the anatomy which they concentrate on, when that happens I will change everything I’m saying; until that happens, I wish those demonstrators would shut their mouth.
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