"You know, I was reading in Leviticus where it said, ‘Because of these things, the land will vomit you out.’ Vomit you out."
Pat Robertson is warning "700 Club" viewers about the Equality Act, which would expand protections of LGBT people in areas such as housing, credit, banking, employment, and public accommodations. The long-overdue legislation is essential to ensure equality for some of America's most vulnerable minority members.
Robertson sees the bill differently, and is urging his viewers to "jam up" their representatives phones and tell them to oppose the legislation.
As Right Wing Watch reports, the former Southern Baptist minister and conservative Christian fundamentalist says if the Equality Act becomes law it will cause God to destroy America.
The 89-year old televangelist sees the Equality Act, on which the House will vote Friday, as "the biggest threat to religious freedom and freedom in general and the sanctity of human life."
“This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America,” Robertson said Tuesday. “If you want to bring the judgment of God on this nation, you just keep this stuff up. You know, I was reading in Leviticus where it said, ‘Because of these things, the land will vomit you out.’ Vomit you out. I think God will say, ‘I’ve had it with America, if you do this kind of stuff, I’m going to get rid of you as a nation.'”
“There is plenty of stuff that is going on,” Robertson continued. “When you look at the potential of atomic war, when you look at the potential of a solar strike or something on our [electric] grid, you could go down the line of devastation that could happen to our nation. We don’t want that. We want the blessing of God, not the curse of God.”
Robertson is not alone in his opposition to the bill. President Donald Trump opposes the Equality Act, according to a senior administration official who said Monday the legislation is filled with "poison pills."