“It doesn’t matter what custom you’ve got, it doesn’t matter what holy thing that you worship and adore, the gays are going to get it,” Robertson said. “They’re going to make you conform to them. You are going to say you like anal sex, you like oral sex, you like bestiality, you like anything you can think of, whatever it is. And sooner or later you are going to have to conform your religious beliefs the group of some aberrant thing. It won’t stop at homosexuality.”
Robertson said that polygamy and “sex with animals” will “come next” as a result of the gay rights movement: “They’re going to be saying, ‘You’re intolerant, you’re intolerant, you’re trying to mitigate against these nice people who like dogs, what’s wrong with you?’”
I’ve never encountered anyone who thinks more about anal sex and bestiality than Pat Robertson.
I’m not sure what’s more disturbing about this clip from Right Wing Watch; that religious right crocodile Pat Robertson thinks satanic covens are using Facebook to put curses on fetuses, or that the woman asking the question apparently is willing to accept this kind of seriously bad craziness at face value.
I knew Facebook was evil but I didn’t know how evil.
The incredibly stupid right wing fake outrage now being called “#LatteSalute” is absolutely everywhere today; the entire Unison Parrots’ Chorus is screeching in tune about this idiocy. It’s the biggest brainless wingnut uproar since the dreaded Umbrellagate, and now even repellent old crocodile Pat Robertson is jumping on it, somehow turning it into a statement that Obama’s only ordering airstrikes against ISIS to “get a lot of brownie points before the election.”
Pat Robertson is a one-man right wing religious rebranding effort, and today on the 700 Club he helpfully explained to those deluded souls who say Jesus would have been charitable toward gays that no, he wouldn’t have, because the gays were all stoned to death in Jesus’ time.
So there wouldn’t have been any gay people for Jesus to be nice to, see. It just wouldn’t have even been an issue.
“I think you got to remember from the Bible, if you look carefully at the Bible what would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death,” Robertson said. “So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there. But we don’t have that in this country here so that’s the way it is.”
There’s such a sense of longing in that last sentence.
And of course, it all comes down to His Nibs. The Horned One. The Lord of Light. Lucifer. Beelzebub and the gays — they’re like this.
“What is it about gays? What is it about abortion? Have you ever thought why they’re on the forefront right now? Both of them deny the reproduction of human species,” Robertson said, adding that homosexuality is “a meaningless exercise because it doesn’t go anywhere.”
“The Devil is trying to say, ‘I’m going to destroy your progeny any way I can. If you will kill your babies, that’s fine, I’m with you; if you will deny the chance of having babies, that’s fine too; but I want to destroy your opportunities to reproduce,’” he said. “It’s a very serious thing and we’re not talking about it, and we need to as a society, we have to realize where the attack is coming because it is definitely an attack.”
Mingre: #508 gwangung You make a very good and important point. Legal abortion is one of the safest medical procedures of all. What the religious right wants, put plainly, is to deny 21st-century medical care to 21st-century American women. This ...
Pat does disagree with evolution “as it is currently presented” (whatever that means), but at least he acknowledges the idiocy of Young Earth Creationism. So there’s a teensy weensy bit of hope.
“Let’s face it, there was a bishop [Ussher] who added up the dates listed in Genesis and he came up with the world had been around for 6,000 years,” Robertson said. “There ain’t no way that’s possible. To say that it all came about in 6,000 years is just nonsense and I think it’s time we come off of that stuff and say this isn’t possible.”
He continued: “We’ve got to be realistic that the dating of Bishop Ussher just doesn’t comport with anything that is found in science and you can’t just totally deny the geological formations that are out there.”
What Robertson said in response to the viewer, however, was that, in spite of what Creationists and Ireland’s Archbishop James Ussher [1581-1656] say, the Earth is not 6,000 years old. Ussher was a Christian cleric who claimed to have pinpointed the moment of Creation to the day.
Hoving and Taylor laughingly dismissed the idea that Ussher could be wrong in any way, with Taylor asking rhetorically of Robertson, “Do you assume then that Archbishop James Ussher had no actual evidence for his proposition when he wrote such a big book. People talk about this 6,000 years that Archbishop Ussher came up with.”
He continued, “Pat Robertson is claiming, then, that 6,000 years comes from Ussher’s book and not the Bible. The point is, where did Ussher get his figure of 6,000 years?” Taylor believes that number comes from deep study of the dates and events named in the Bible.
“Now, then, Pat Robertson,” he said, “are you claiming the Bible is not [divinely] inspired when the Bible clearly tells us that the world is 6,000 years old?”
Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen that gay men in cities like San Francisco attempt to spread HIV/AIDS to others by cutting them with a special ring when shaking hands. However, one could not hear Robertson make the remarks on the episode his Christian Broadcasting Network posted online, as the company once again appears to have edited Robertson’s comments after they aired.
While responding to a question from a woman who wondered if it was wrong for the church not to inform her that a man she was driving to worship services is “dying of AIDS,” Robertson admitted that he “used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact.”
“What to say if you’re driving an elderly man whose got AIDS? Don’t have sex with them,” Robertson said, “unless there’s a cut or some bodily fluid transmission, I think you’re not going to catch it.”
But Robertson didn’t stop there.
“There are laws now, I think the homosexual community has put these draconian laws on the books that prohibit people from discussing this particular affliction, you can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure, but you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS,” he continued.
Despite Meeuwsen’s best attempts to steer the conversation away from Robertson’s anti-gay paranoia, Robertson insisted that gay people use special rings to transmit the virus.
“You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”
Dark_Falconre: #12 William Barnett-Lewis No, more like the Orange Light of Avarice. Sinestro's Yellow Lantern Corps is based on Fear, right enough, but paradoxically the setting of Fear against Will means that a being wielding a yellow ring needs a ...
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Pat Robertson, the nutty uncle of the evangelist right, neatly sums up the problem with America in this clip from Right Wing Watch: Americans have too much book learnin’, and it keeps them from seeing miracles all the time like they do in Africa, where they’re “simple and humble.”
I think he hits the wingnut trifecta in this one: anti-intellectual, anti-science and patronizingly racist.
“Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out, we know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff,” Robertson lamented, “in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”
Unlike these too-educated Americans, “overseas they are simple and humble” and are more ready to accept miracles.
chadure: #143 Targetpractice Remember kids: Half of Americans are of below average intelligence, mathematically. / Zero empathy, sympathy, or ability to understand other points of view until their noses are rubbed into one forcefully.
President Obama’s picks to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are already provoking howls of outrage from the right wing and the energy industry shills who feed them talking points; they’re especially worked up about Gina McCarthy.
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday named two people to his cabinet who will be charged with making good on his threat to use the powers of the executive branch to tackle climate change and energy policy if Congress does not act quickly.
Mr. Obama nominated Gina McCarthy, a tough-talking native of Boston and an experienced clean air regulator, to take charge at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Ernest J. Moniz, a physicist and strong advocate of natural gas and nuclear power as cleaner alternatives to coal, to run the Department of Energy.
The appointments, which require Senate confirmation, send an unmistakable signal that the president intends to mount a multifaceted campaign in his second term to tackle climate change by using all the executive branch tools at his disposal.
The energy industry mouthpieces at the Heartland Institute immediately pushed this paid announcement out on PR Newswire:
“Gina McCarthy has a long history of demonizing affordable energy and doing everything possible to shut it down. She also has a long history of making up fictitious facts to support her anti-energy ideology. McCarthy’s number-one priority at EPA will be enacting unprecedented restrictions on energy production and use that will further drive up energy prices. If Americans like dramatically rising gasoline prices and rapidly rising electricity prices, they are going to love Gina McCarthy.”
James M. Taylor
Senior Fellow for Environmental Policy
The Heartland Institute
“During litigation on the EPA’s claim that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger public health, the attorney for the EPA, introduced as the technical expert, falsely asserted to the Court that the climate models used are valid. The models have never been validated and are failing miserably. The Earth stopped warming over a decade ago, contradicting the models. The models are also contradicted by the characteristics of late twentieth-century warming.
“Under Ms. McCarthy we can expect further deterioration of American science as the EPA ignores scientific facts that do not support its political agenda.”
Executive Vice President
Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)
That’s what the pseudo-science wing says; now let’s go to Pat Robertson for the religious right view. Proving himself a master of the art of wingnut projectionism, old Pat went on a rant about Gina McCarthy today, denouncing environmentalists as “crazies” and “religious fanatics,” who are “unreasonable” and “doctrinaire.”
Sounds to me like Ms. McCarthy is a perfect choice for the position.
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