Conspiracy theorist, anti-LGBTQ activist, religious extremist, right wing media mogul, and conservative televangelist Pat Robertson announced on Friday he is stepping down from his role as host of "The 700 Club." And while his Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is calling it "60 Years of History-Making TV Ministry," many others are applauding the decision.
For more half a century Robertson, a former ordained minister, waged what he saw as a religious war against the LGBTQ community. Just two days after 9/11, while the nation was still crippled and devastated, Robertson joined with Jerry Falwell, infamously blaming gay people and others he opposed for the terror attacks.
"The ACLU. The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this," Falwell declared.
"Oh yes," Robertson agreed.
Falwell went on to blame "the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle," along with the "People for the American Way, all of them."
"Well, I totally concur," Robertson declared.
He never apologized.
In 2005 Robertson "accused U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg of being a communist," Americans United reported.
He never learned his lesson.
Just last year Robertson blamed the coronavirus pandemic on "wicked" same-sex marriage and on abortion:
Many are rejoicing upon learning Robertson will no longer helm his long-running TV show.
So much of the modern conspiracy theory movement was built off Pat Robertson's incoherent scaremongering, relentless pushing of culture war tropes, New World Order hysteria, and demonizing of progressivism. A legend of the paranoid style. https://t.co/Z3WruqNclR
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) October 1, 2021