Pat Robertson today announced three historic Generals must be “rolling over” in their graves upon hearing the news that West Point hosted its first same-sex wedding.
“General Douglas MacArthur, rolling over in his grave. Ulysses S. Grant, rolling over in his. Robert E. Lee, rolling over in his,” was all Robertson had to offer.
Robertson made his remarks of his 700 Club TV show, after the lead-in announcer commented it was a “sad day” to see the gay wedding, almost suggesting the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was related to gay marriage becoming law in New York.
In 2009, Ulysses Dietz, the great-great-grandson wrote an op-ed in support of new Jersey extending marriage to same-sex couples, labeling his own civil union as “inadequate.”
But what’s astonishing is Robertson would even think to mention a Confederate Army general, Robert E. Lee, who battled against his own country in the Civil War.
Hat tip: Right Wing Watch
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