Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday reacted to two landmark Supreme Court decisions favoring same sex marriage by suggesting that the court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, may have law clerks “who happen to be gays.”
After ignoring two rulings that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California Proposition 8 on Wednesday, Robertson returned on Thursday’s edition of the 700 Club with a theory.
“Let me ask you about Anthony Kennedy, does he have some clerks who happen to be gays?” the TV preacher asked American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow.
“I have no idea,” the conservative attorney replied. “I think what Justice Kennedy did, if you look at a series of cases that he’s been involved in, he’s taken the view that sexual orientation is a special class.”
Robertson later complained that what had been “called a an abomination in the Bible has been given the status of a constitutionally-protected class.”
“Unfortunately it’s been cast as a civil rights struggle, and once you say civil rights, you look back to Martin Luther King and the others and say we’ve got to stand for the oppressed,” he shrugged. “So ladies and gentlemen, your liberties are in danger because read the Bible about Sodom and Gomorrah. That’s where the term comes from, Sodom.”
“Look what happened to Sodom. After a while, there wasn’t any other way, and God did something pretty drastic.”
Last year, Robertson told his viewers that homosexuality “is somehow related to demonic possession.”
Watch this video from CBN, broadcast July 27, 2013.
(h/t: Media Matters)
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Supporters at President Donald Trump's Trump National Doral Miami showed a video depicting the president conducting a mass shooting. Instead of people's heads, however, it was replaced with logos of media outlets like PBS, NPR and others.
In the past, the president has advocated violence against CNN or other media, but has stopped short of advocating a mass shooting.
"Several of Mr. Trump's top surrogates — including his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis — were scheduled to speak at the three-day conference, which was held by a pro-Trump group, American Priority, at Trump National Doral Miami," The New York Times reported Sunday. "Ms. Sanders and a person close Mr. Trump's son said on Sunday that they did not see the video at the conference."
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A convoy carrying foreign journalists, civilians and state defense forces (SDF) traveling to Ras al-Ayn was fired upon by Turkish forces, NBC News reported Sunday.
So far, 14 are dead and 10 have been injured. The convoy was being guarded by armed men and was hit as it arrived in the city, a border town that Turkey has seized as they have been firing on the Kurds.
"We have heard from some of the journalists that were part of this convoy, a convoy that was a mix of journalists and civilians. A France2 reporter was inside the convoy. She tweets 'We were in the convoy targeted by Turkish forces and allies. Our team is fine, but some colleagues are dead.' No details on the colleagues," said NBC News reporter Erin McLaughlin. "We’re also waiting to hear from Turkish military officials about what unfolded there today."
Kanye ripped for latest Trump defense: Always someone willing to write a check to ‘a black person defending white supremacy’
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Speaking with host Kendis Gibson, guests Danielle Moodie-Mills and Clay Cane were harshly critical of West trying to drum up black support for the president as well as his recent comments on slavery.
"What is going on here?" Gibson began. "So you saw the pictures of Kanye West in the middle of Salt Lake City. He drew about 10,000 people here at Howard University, it was a smaller crowd because they didn't get the e-mail about it until 6:00 a.m. on homecoming weekend. Largely, a lot of people who are going to these shows are black folks. These are some of the scenes in Salt Lake City, so people are wondering: is he sort of like Trump's secret weapon, a secret outreach to the black community? "