Friday, April 11, 2014

Pat Robertson Recalls When Gays Were Stoned To Death

Pat Robertson, who richly deserved being named 2013 "Bigot of the Year" by the Stonewall Awards, said that Jesus wouldn't have baked a cake for a gay couple since they would have already been stoned to death. He also said that the devil is attacking society through gay rights and abortion. Robertson, of course, has a history of making bigoted, senseless comments. What's disheartening is that he has a following. Listen via Right Wing Watch:

ROBERTSON: 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.

...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.


buddyc said...

Hate in guise of religion....we are the only ones who are right and no one else is good enough. Religious bigotry at its worst. The devil is in what this man says not what others do. so hard to listen to this crap.

Jeff Tone said...

You're right, Buddy. But when we listen to it, we know the hate and stupidity we're dealing with. Unfortunately, what he says motivates others in what they do.

Michael J. Mand said...

Religion has always been the biggest purveyor of hate. Sadly, I'm afraid that Robertson may be correct. 2000 years ago or so, an unenlightened society may have "punished" outed homosexuals in one way or another. I would hope, however, that Jesus would have come to the support of all of "God's children".

Jeff Tone said...

Unfortunately, we still see religious intolerance for gays among fundamentalists in Uganda, Russia, the U.S. and elsewhere throughout the world.