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Pat Robertson: ‘Love’ your lesbian family member by refusing to accept her

On Thursday, televangelist Pat Robertson counseled a 700 Club viewer that the most Christian way for her to behave toward a lesbian in her family is to refuse to be her niece’s “enabler,” and to refuse to give her blessing to her niece’s relationships because they are un-Christian. “My niece…

Creationist Ken Ham: Atheists love ‘pagan’ Pat Robertson for making Christians looks silly

Ken Ham called televangelist Pat Robertson a pagan tool of secularists for his critical remarks this week about Young Earth creationists. A “700 Club” viewer challenged Robertson on Tuesday for agreeing with scientists that the Earth was billions of years old, which creationists believe contradicts the biblical account of the…

Even Pat Robertson thinks Young Earth creationists are nuts: ‘Deaf, dumb, and blind’

Televangelist Pat Robertson is not known for his progressive views, but even he recently lashed out at Young Earth creationists who think that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. On the Tuesday 700 Club broadcast, a viewer challenged Robertson for agreeing with scientists that the Earth was billions of…

Pat Robertson: God shut off D.C. power as a ‘fun’ way to punish Dems for climate lies

Television preacher Pat Robertson on Thursday explained that God had caused a brief power outage in Washington, D.C. to mock Senate Democrats who held a late-night discussion about climate change. The office of the Architect of the Capitol said on Wednesday that high winds had caused a power surge that…

Right-wing pastor: Pat Robertson committed ‘blasphemy’ by mocking creationism

A pastor affiliated with the American Family Association has accused religious broadcaster Pat Robertson of “blasphemy” for mocking creationism. Robertson responded to last week’s debate between Bill Nye, “the Science Guy,” and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham by flatly denouncing the idea that the Earth was only 6,000 years old.…

Robertson pushes false theory that AIDS came from monkey-based Polio vaccine

TV preacher Pat Robertson on Thursday advanced a discredited conspiracy theory that AIDS had originated with polio vaccines being tested on monkeys. “There’s a disease called AIDS… Where did it come from?” he asked. “From what I can gather, it came from Africa. I think the World Health Organization was…

Pat Robertson doesn’t know what ‘a transgender’ is, compares them to ‘a former stallion who is now a gelding’ anyway

Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson claimed not to know what “transgender” means. “I may be an old fuddy-duddy,” he said, “but what is transgender?” Not that his profession of ignorance prevented him from criticizing “this whole business about transgenders, you’re saying they’ve got boy parts but they want…

Pat Robertson: God can cause missing limbs to grow back, but don’t pray for that

A viewer briefly stumped televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday’s broadcast of the 700 Club. During the show’s prayer segment, the viewer asked Robertson why he and his co-host never asked God to replace lost limbs. “Is it because you believe He cannot regrow limbs?” asked the viewer, identified as Dee.…

Pat Robertson: Low-carb diets ‘violate God’s principles’ and halal meat funds terrorism

Televangelist Pat Robertson offered up some thoughts on food Monday on his 700 Club program. After the show aired a report on the beneficial effects of a low-carb diet, Robertson said he strongly disagreed with the purported health benefits of a high-fat, high-protein diet. “The carbs are the fire that…

Pat Robertson links 9/11 attacks to ban on prayer and Bible reading in public schools

Televangelist Pat Robertson marked the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that happened on Sept. 11, 2001 by slamming former President George W. Bush for calling Islam a “religion of peace,” and said that countries that welcomed Muslims were “committing suicide.” “I remember when George Bush came on after 9/11…

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