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Pat Robertson: ‘We’re Not Anti-Gay…We Have Many, Many, Many Homosexuals Watching’

by David Badash on July 11, 2013

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,News,Religion

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83-year old televangelist Pat Robertson today on his “700 Club” TV show claimed “we’re not anti-gay,” despite saying just days ago he wished Facebook had a “vomit” button to click for photos of same-sex couples kissing.

Robertson amusingly also seems to be under the delusion that the LGBT community is a big supporter of his work.

“I am very pleased that we have many, many, many homosexuals watching this program and many of them are looking for love and acceptance and help,” Robertson told his audience, “and I’m glad to report that we have thousands of these people who are saying, ‘yes we want to follow Jesus, we’re not happy with the lifestyle we’re in and we want to have a better way,’ I think it’s wonderful that that’s happening.”

Amusing how Robertson calls LGBT people “these people,” but what’s not amusing is all the other things he has called LGBT people, and all the disasters he has blamed on the LGBT community.

Robertson famously has said lesbians are “evil,” homosexuality is an “obsession,” and “a compulsion,” adding, “I think it is somehow related to demonic possession.” He’s called same-sex marriage an “abomination,” and said God will destroy America because of it.

It’s a good thing Robertson is not anti-gay because, well, just imagine what he’d be saying about LGBT people if he were.

Just one month ago, Robertson comically said gay people are willing to “destroy” the Boy Scouts of America “to accommodate a few kids who want to do sex with each other. It just boggles the mind.” He added, it “breaks your heart” to see gay people, who “amount to, maximum two percent of the population,” destroying the Scouts. He added this “tiny minority” of LGBT people is “willing to rip apart the framework of traditional marriage; to rip apart an organization that has done so much good for young people, the Boy Scouts; to rip apart certain of these other things that we have counted as important in our society; all for one thing: that the way they do sex will be accepted in the mainstream of society.”

In May, Robertson said a gay person can change their sexual orientation just as “a murderer can change, a rapist can change, a thief can change.”

One month earlier, Robertson said  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.”

Earlier this year, Robertson lamented “predators as boy scouts, pedophiles as scoutmasters.”

Last year, Robertson said when it comes to Chick-Fil-A, gay people should “shut their mouth” until they can produce a child from their rectums. he also claimed  “the union of two men doesn’t bring forth anything except disease, apparently, and suffering, and the same thing with the union of two women.”

Also in today’s video, Robertson  falsely states that homosexuality is the result of sexual abuse, which is a lie the Christian right loves to tell.

“A lot of people are into this homosexual thing because they’ve been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend, they’re little boys and little girls and they don’t know any better and then they somehow think, ‘well I must be gay,’ they aren’t they are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.”



Hat tip: Right Wing Watch

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bruwhhh July 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

STFU, you lair, you hypocrite, you nut, you bigot take your phony bull sh*t and go away

bruwhhh July 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The church the church, the church that is all he can say is the church, well the church still thinks man was created 6000 years ago and evolution is a myth, their cra*p is myth that is what they need to realize. Some of us have actually evolved past their superstitions.

Susan July 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I am not a hateful person and I don't wish death on people, but I have to say when this man dies I will celebrate.

MIARob July 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

And to think Robertson attended Yale!

moonshinestill July 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I remember Christopher Hitchens, saying of Jerry Falwell, that given an enema first, Jerry could be buried in a matchbox. I imagine the same could be said of Pat Robertson.

James_M_Martin July 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Haven't we heard this type of unconscious bigotry before? Back in the 50s and 60s, one heard white men saying, e.g., "I'm not prejudiced against Negroes. Why, some of my best friends are Negroes." Black men were subjected to prejudice in the form of cornball attempts to make casual conversation, e.g., "Hi, my name is Dick, and I like jazz; Louie Armstrong is my favorite recording artist." Robber's Son is totally oblivious to the inherent bigotry in his comment. So, some of his viewers are gay or lesbian? Why does he have to be patronizing in his lame effort to seem open-minded. These bigots will always betray their true feelings. Remember Ross Perot addressing the N.A.A.C.P. in an effort to get votes for his presidential run? At some sort of question, his response began: "You people…." YOU PEOPLE? Such a remark only served to distance himself from the very people he was wooing. What a shame.

MiddleGrounds July 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Even IF the LGBT population was watching him, it'd only be to watch him shoot himself in the face with his own words and then post it online and in blogs ripping him apart.

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