Pat Robertson: Democrats have ‘death wish’ for backing marriage equality

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:38 EDT
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Televangelist Pat Robertson (CBN)
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Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday warned that same sex marriage would eventually destroy the Democratic Party.

On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) confirmed that a fifteen-member panel had unanimously voted to add marriage equality to the Democratic Party platform ahead of the Democratic National Convention in September.

“About 2 percent of the population are homosexual, 1 percent of the population is lesbian,” Robertson said during the Tuesday broadcast of CBN’s The 700 Club. “That’s a tiny group and every time this initiative has been brought to the ballot where the people have a chance to vote they vote overwhelmingly in favor of traditional marriage.”

“For the Democrats to go out on that limb, it just seems like to me that they are further alienating themselves from the mainstream of America.”

He added: “If that’s what they want to do, fine, but it will mean the death knell of their party, it seems like to me, and of course that’s what they’re doing but maybe they have a death wish.”

Earlier this year, the TV preacher called President Barack Obama a “shameless panderer” for his support of equal marriage rights for same sex couples.

“The bottom line is a male is equipped in a particular fashion and a female is equipped in a particular fashion,” Robertson explained in May. “The union of two men doesn’t bring forth anything except disease, apparently, and suffering. And the same thing of the union of two women.”

“It’s a holy union ordained of God and for these politicians to make it a political football, it makes you sick,” the televangelist continued. “Obama is a shameless panderer to special interests, and this campaign is enough to make you sick at your stomach.”

Watch this video from CBN’s The 700 Club via Right Wing Watch, broadcast July 31, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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