Anti-gay televangelist keeps up steady stream of homophobic remarks
US televangelist Pat Robertson was asked by a viewer of his The 700 Club show if it was ‘sinful’ to push the Facebook ‘like’ button on a photo of a same-sex couple.
Robertson, 83, had this response: ‘To me, I would punch "vomit," not "like."’
Although he says he’s not one to be on Facebook, if ‘you’ve got a couple of same-sex guys kissing, you like that, that makes me want to throw up.’
He said pushing ‘like’ is condoning behavior.
Robertson’s answer to the viewers question is the latest in a series of anti-gay remarks from a man who once ran for the Republican Party nomination for US President.
Last month, he said it broke his heart to see the Boy Scouts of America ‘torn up in order to accommodate a few kids who want to do sex with each other.’
He had previously spoken out against gay adults being involved in scouts and lumped them together with pedophiles.
Robertson also had claimed that gay people can change their orientation just as murderers, rapists and thieves can change, had said gays are ‘possessed,’ that it is possible to ‘un-aquire gayness,’ and that the Democratic Party’s decision to include gay marriage as part of its platform is the ‘death knell’ for the party.