As I have often noted, barely a week or two goes by without some diarrhea of the mouth eruption by local embarrassment, Pat Robertson. Typically, Robertson's favorite targets are gays and women who aspire for something more than being bare foot and pregnant in the home. As I have pondered before, when are his sons going to quietly slip their deranged father into a padded room? In any event, Robertson is spewing animus towards gays yet again and condemning churches that are gay accepting. Here are highlights from Huffington Post on Robertson's latest diarrhea of the mouth eruption:
The increasingly predictable Pat Robertson has no time for Christians who are accepting of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The right-wing televangelist, who has been outspoken in regard to his deep opposition to LGBT rights, warned a "700 Club" viewer to "stay far away" from a church with an openly gay pastor this week, Right Wing Watch reports.
The remarks, of course, are perfectly in line with Robertson's history. In July, he blasted the Supreme Court's June 25 ruling on same-sex marriage, arguing that the justices had used "faulty sociological grounds" in legalizing marriage equality."It's an abomination for a man to lie with a man as with a woman," Robertson said. "There's no question about it, and to have a church saying it's not a sin, it's OK... they’re leading people down the road to perdition, which is a shame." He then concluded, "If I were you, I’d stay far away from them."
"Watch what happens, love affairs between men and animals are going to be absolutely permitted," he said. "Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted, and it will be called a right."
Earlier this year, he told a concerned mother to "pray that God will straighten out" her teenage lesbian daughter, who had recently come out of the closet.
The positive side of Robertson's batshitery - and that of his fellow hate merchants - is that he is driving more and more people from Christianity and hastening the day that it will be a minority religion. That day in my view cannot come soon enough.