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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