Pat Robertson is still hard at work hosting his “700 Club” Christian TV show which he started way back in 1966. Next month Robertson will turn 89, and in April his show will turn 53. It’s been a long run, and Robertson doesn’t seem to be considering retiring any time soon.
Also not retiring are the televangelist and former Southern Baptist minister’s extremist views.
For decades Robertson has attacked LGBTQ people, telling lies about them in order to build his base of followers who send him money. He’s claimed, “Christians are being made to bow down before the two percent who are homosexual,” which is false.
“Love affairs between men and animals will be … absolutely permitted,” Robertson falsely claimed one month after the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling supporting marriage for same-sex couples. “Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted. And it will be called a right.”
That has yet to become true.
On Monday, Robertson renewed his attacks on the LGBTQ community, in an ignorant, harmful, hurtful, and and hate-filled screed.
Robertson now claims the LGBTQ community wants to destroy society so that society will be supportive of same-sex sex – which makes no sense.
“The incredible thing about the homosexuals is they are willing to destroy lives and destroy the whole fabric of society so long as they and their weird way of doing sex is legitimized,” Robertson told his supporters, as Right Wing Watch’s Kyle Mantla reports.
“That’s what they want and they will take away everything; they will destroy marriage, they will destroy families, they will destroy, in this case, the foster children. They are willing to tear down the entire edifice in order to have the majority of people recognize the way they do sex.”
Robertson was responding to news reports a City of Philadelphia refused to renew a Catholic adoption agency’s license over its discrimination against same-sex couples.
“I think if Christians begin to speak out and insist that if some politician goes along with the gay agenda, that they’re going to be voted out of office,” Robertson claimed. “Once they get that message, they’ll start saying, ‘We want to listen to the majority of the people in our society.’ Until they do, that small minority is going to be dominating everything we do and every aspect of our lives.”
Robertson is perhaps unaware that the majority of Americans support same-sex couples’ right to marry and raise children.
Michael Avenatti says he has El Chapo’s former jail cell — which the drug dealer described as ‘torture’: report
Attorney Michael Avenatti, the colorful attorney who came to prominence representing Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, is unhappy with his jail conditions.
On Monday, his attorney wrote to the federal judge overseeing his trial to complain about the jail conditions Avenatti is experiencing during pre-trial detention.
Scott Srebnick, Avenatti's attorney, wrote to Judge Paul Gardephe to complain about the "notorious 10-South" section of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is being held in the Special Housing Unit.
"He is in a cell reportedly once occupied by El Chapo, on a floor that houses individuals charged with terrorism offenses," Avenatti's attorney wrote.
It is Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at climate-focused Davos gathering of economic elites: report
The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.
The four-day gathering of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps gets under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet.
Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.
‘Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?’: Preet Bharara flooded with replies to provocative question
Former United States Attorney Preet Bharara asked his 1.2 million Twitter followers a provocative question on the eve of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
With worries that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is presiding over a sham trial, many analysts have suggested that the Senate itself will be on trial.
"Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?" Bharara, who was fired by Trump, asked.
There are a number of potentially vulnerable Republicans facing voters in 2020, including McConnell himself, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).