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.
The hammer will fall during the Trump impeachment hearings — only if you believe in magic
Whether you want the hammer to come down on Donald Trump or finally get the chance to dismiss the whole impeachment inquiry as wrongheaded, the hammer may fall this week if you believe in magic.
Wednesday is Opening Day for the Democrats’ assault on the White House, a chance for House Intelligence Committee members led by Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to put the Ukraine impeachment case against Trump in public view.
The idea among Democrats, of course, is that because people refuse to read, public hearings will take the testimony from former ambassadors and national security people out from the shadows and into the light, where all can hear directly from these witnesses, adjudge their independence and credibility and move toward a declaration of impeachment. Schiff said public hearings will show "the most important facts are largely not contested" related to Trump's use of "illicit" means to secure damaging information on his political rivals.
Dutch man arrested for ‘Black Pete’ suicide bomb threat
Dutch police have arrested a man who threatened in a social media post to blow himself up over plans to sideline "Black Pete", a Christmas-time character provoking accusations of racist stereotyping.
The arrest is the latest controversy over the country's traditional Saint Nicholas side kick, portrayed in winter parades and by many Dutch children with a black face, thick red lips, woolly hair and a golden earring.
"A 49-year-old man from The Hague was arrested Monday afternoon after he threatened to blow himself up in support of the Saint Nicholas tradition," police said in a statement.
Trump’s claim on halting Ukraine aid contradicted by Pentagon official Laura Cooper
According to a new report from The Daily Beast, after the Pentagon's June announcement that it would give Ukraine $250 million in aid, Defense Department officials received a list of questions, seemingly originating from President Trump, seeking information about the aid.
“We got a question from my chain of command forwarded down from the chief of staff, I believe, from the Department of Defense, asking for a follow-up on a meeting with the President,” top Pentagon official Laura Cooper testified on Capitol Hill last month. “The way the email was phrased, it said follow-up from POTUS meeting, so follow-up from a meeting with the President. So, you know, I'm thinking that the questions were probably questions from the President. That's how I interpreted that subject line.”