Robertson’s homophobic chuckle: Gay men kissing ‘makes me want to throw up’
Televangelist Pat Robertson railed against marriage equality in two separate segments of The 700 Club on Monday, laughingly asking the social media site Facebook to install a “Vomit” button to cover his reaction to pictures of same sex couples kissing.
“Do you like that?” Robertson asked in response to a viewer question on whether “Liking” such pictures meant “condoning the behavior.” “Well that makes me want to throw up. To me, I would punch ‘Vomit’ not ‘Like’ but they don’t give you that option on Facebook.”
In another segment, Robertson warned that the U.S. faced retribution on a Biblical level over the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
“For some reason now the Supreme Court has said homosexuality is now a constitutional right and this decision that was handed down recently by the majority glorifies this activity and talks about the civil rights and all this,” Robertson said, before citing Leviticus 18:28. “Well, the Bible didn’t talk about civil rights it talked about this was an offense against God and it was an offense against the land and the land would vomit you out.”
Robertson also said that chapter of the Bible defined homosexuality as an “abomination” on par with incest and bestiality, punishable by a person being stoned to death.
“Which is going to take precedence, the Supreme Court of the United States or the holy word of God?” he asked, rhetorically.
Watch Robertson’s “suggestion” for Facebook, as posted by Right Wing Watch on Monday, below.
And his warning to the U.S., also posted by Right Wing Watch, can be seen here.
David Edwards contributed to this report