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Texas megachurch pastor on gay sex: Plug into wrong outlet and get blown to ‘smithereens’

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:16 EDT
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Pastor Robert Jeffress speaks to Trinity Broadcasting Network
 
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Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress is warning LGBT members of his flock that they could be blown to “smithereens” if they plug their equipment into the wrong outlet by having homosexual sex.

Right Wing Watch on Wednesday obtained a video of Jeffress last week telling the Trinity Broadcasting Network that he didn’t understand why critics had accused his church of spreading hate after it was announced that Christian football player Tim Tebow was going to attend the grand opening of the new $130 million facility.

“People ask, how could you got speak at such a hateful church such as First Baptist Dallas?” Jeffress recalled to host Bil Cornelius. “If you’re listening tonight, it doesn’t matter what your faith is or isn’t, it doesn’t matter who you are, whether you’re a homosexual, an adulterer, a liar or a cheat. It doesn’t matter. Christ is able to forgive you of your sin. That’s the message of hope that we have, but the media has turned that into a hateful message.”

The Texas televangelist explained that his church was “not out of the mainstream of historic conservative Christianity,” but “the culture has changed.”

“But the reason God gave us that standard [of straight sex] is not because he hates us, it’s because he loved us,” Jeffress opined. “I want you to think about this, one time in Heaven, God was sitting up there with his sketch pad and he said, ‘You know, I’m going to design human beings and wouldn’t it be fun if they started doing this together with one another?’ I mean, think about it. God dreamed up sex! He thought it up for our enjoyment! He gave us the equipment to enjoy it with.”

The pastor went on to tell a story about how a repairman had recently come to his house to repair a TV that was several years old, and suggested that the TV’s electrical cord was similar to a gay man’s penis.

“You know, in the instruction manual, it said, now plug this into a 120 [volt] outlet. Suppose I said, ‘Oh, I’m not going to follow those instructions, those are antiquated instructions. I’m going to plug it into a 220 [volt] outlet. It’s my TV and I can do whatever I want to with it.”

Jeffress added: “Well, it is my TV to do what I want to with it, but I’m going to blow that TV to smithereens if I put it in a 220 outlet! The manufacturer made it, he knows how it operates best. The Bible is God’s instruction manual for us.”

Watch this video from Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord, broadcast March 8, 2013.

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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