Robertson: Sister’s lesbian wedding is ‘contrary to God’s word, period’

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, March 9, 2012 16:17 EDT
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The 700 Club host Pat Robertson. Screenshot via Youtube.
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On Friday’s episode of The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson advised a woman that she should not attend her lesbian sister’s wedding, even if it means that act “breaks the union between you.”

“That’s tough luck,” he said, quoting an entry to the Christian religious texts that calls homosexuals “evil.”

The question, from a woman named Kathryn, was: “I’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding. There is only one problem. My sister is gay and she’s marrying her partner. I don’t know what to do. If I don’t agree, our relationship will be ruined. I don’t even know if I should attend the wedding, much less be a part of it.”

“That is a very hard decision, but you can’t…” he began. “If you go, what you’re doing is saying, ‘I bless this union and I agree that what you’re doing is right.’ You know the Bible is so clear about homosexuality, and when you read in what Paul said, he said, ‘Wherefore God gave them up,’ and having given them up they did evil things with their own bodies, men for men and women with women, defaming their bodies.

“Read Romans, read the Book of Romans, this isn’t something I came up with, read it in Romans. You say, ‘should I go to my sister’s wedding? Should I participate?’ The answer is to tell your sister, ‘I love you but I cannot participate a ceremony that is contrary to God’s word, period.’ If she doesn’t like it, if that breaks the union between you, that’s tough luck.”

This video was broadcast Friday, March 9, 2012.

(H/T: Right Wing Watch)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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