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April 7, 2015

Host of The 700 Club says ‘the gays want to control everything’ and are part of a left wing conspiracy ‘to do away with Christian values’ in America and he really wants to meet someone who was conceived via gay sex

US televangelist and 700 Club host Pat Robertson has gone on another bizarre rant about gay people, this time saying that he will change his mind about homosexuality being unnatural if somebody can show him a child conceived via anal sex.

‘If you show me one couple that conceived a child through … through anal intercourse — just show me one in all the world, and I will say, “I agree with you and you are right.” Show me one,’ Robertson said in a response to a viewer who had asked how married same-sex couples could identify as Christians if they read the Bible.

April 3, 2015

Televangalist tells homophobic Indiana pizzeria to shut up

Pat Robertson has said the backlash to Indiana's 'religious freedom' law signaled a renewed assault on 'deeply held Christian beliefs.' 

On the Thursday (2 April) broadcast of his talk show, The 700 Club, the US televangelist dismissed the concerns of the pizzeria that closed after refusing to cater gay wedding.

'You might as well keep your mouths shut,' he said

'I'm not sure I would serve pizzas at a gay wedding. Most gays if they're having a wedding don't want pizzas, they want cake. It's the cake makers that are having the problem.'

March 17, 2015

'Don't enable his lifestyle'

US televangelist Pat Robertson has told a mother to treat her gay son like a drug addict and not enable his 'lifestyle.'

The woman emailed in to his talk show, the 700 Club on the Christian Broadcast Network, seeking advice from the longtime host.

'Dear Pat, not so long ago my son came out of the closet and about a year later he told us he was becoming an atheist,' she wrote.

'I want him to follow the path of Christ, but it’s so hard. What can I do about it?'

This is how Robertson responded:

March 6, 2015

'By your attendance at the ceremony, you are agreeing ... I just wouldn't go'

Anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson has advised parents seeking his guidance to skip their gay child's upcoming wedding.

The longtime host of TV's The 700 Club said this week the child's 'conduct is splitting your marriage. Be a unit. I would say don't go.'

The mother had written in saying she and her husband were split by the issue with one feeling they should attend and the other believing it would send a message that they approve of homosexuality.

Robertson sided with with the disapproving parent.

February 10, 2015

'A gay magazine is filled with naked pictures of naked men doing sex with each of other'

US preacher Pat Robertson has said teenagers read gay magazines because they were probably given them by 'so-called gay people' who had molested them.

The televangelist made the comments yesterday (9 February) on his show The 700 Club in response to an email from a concerned father.

'I found a gay magazine in my son’s room. What should I do?' he said.

Robertson dispensed the following sagely advice:

'The chances are your son is not gay, but somebody gave him a book about it,' Robertson assured the man.

December 18, 2014

'You have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce'

US evangelist Pat Robertson has made the bizarre claim that gay people will go extinct because they cannot reproduce.

A viewer wrote into his 700 Club show on Christian Broadcasting Network, complaining that her church did not allow dating and even showing interest in the opposite sex was treated like a sin.

'We’re getting older and no one is getting married,' she said.

Robertson said this was 'absurd' because a church with a no-dating policy would 'die out' – like gay people.

November 18, 2014

'The heart is the same. If they could silence us that way to intimidate others, that's exactly what they would do'

A US televangelist sees little difference between LGBTI activists and the terror organization ISIS.

According to Right Wing Watch Donnie Swaggart, son of famous evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, was hosting an October panel discussion on a television show called  Frances & Friends.

The conversation turned to  subpoenas sent to some religious leaders in Houston who sued the city in an effort to repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance.

October 16, 2014

The 84 year old makes bizarre claim on his TV show The 700 Club

On today's edition of The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson told viewers they had to be careful when traveling to African countries like Kenya.

The reason?

'The towels could have AIDS,' the 84-year-old televangelist claimed.

A viewer email had asked Robertson for guidance on traveling to Kenya to a missionary trip - the viewer was concerned about the Ebola outbreak in some African countries.

'You might get AIDS in Kenya, people have AIDS, you’ve got to be careful,' he explained. 'I mean, the towels could have AIDS.'

September 12, 2014

The outspoken reverend and politician, who led a campaign to Save Ulster From Sodomy, has died aged 88

Ian Paisley, one of the most controversial figures in Northern Irish politics, has died at the age of 88.

Paisley’s political career lasted over 40 years. He led the Democratic Unionist Party for 37 of those years. He was known for his outspoken views on Northern Ireland politics, religion and morality.

September 11, 2014

TV evangelist, 84, also decries 'girl-on-girls' action in movies

TV evangelist Pat Robertson, who has made a series of anti-gay statements in recent years, continues to get calls for advice from parents of gay children.

Robertson, 84, heard from one of those parents on Thursday on his weekday show The 700 Club.

The woman asked how she should handle the fact that her 21-year-old daughter is in a lesbian relationship.

August 26, 2014

'He is being raised by a single woman and that is skewing his orientation'

Televangelist Pat Robertson told a woman today that her 13-year-old stepson has crushes on other boys because he lives with his mom most of the time.

Robertson, 84, is well-known for his anti-gay views. He told his audience on TV's The 700 Club that while he knows a lot of people 'think that they're born that way,' he thinks 'nurture has a lot to do with (sexuality).

'He's being raised by a mother so his attraction is now towards other men because he's raised by a woman,' he said.

June 10, 2014

Rob Watson has written an open letter to HLN host Nancy Grace about her defending a woman who described gay men as pedophiles

A few months ago, I appreciated Nancy Grace’s perspective.  News media were reporting that a woman named Jessica Dutro had killed her little boy because she thought he might be gay.  As a gay dad, I hurt for the little boy, but found that in much of the reporting, he had been ignored.  The reporting was around the mother and it was her picture that was plastered in public view.

May 16, 2014

'Right now there’s an incredible barrage of activity forcing people to accept the homosexual lifestyle'

Televangelist Pat Robertson continued his anti-gay rhetoric Thursday (15 May) when a woman wrote in to his 700 Club show asking what she should do about her niece who has just come out as a lesbian.

'The last thing you want to be is judgemental,' Robertson said in a video posted by Right Wing Watch. 'You want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them.'

April 17, 2014

Host of The 700 Club Pat Robertson has reiterated his belief that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God but says that is no reason that Christians should end a friendship with a gay or lesbian person

US Christian televangelist Pat Robertson has advised Christians to remain friends with gay and lesbian people while disapproving of their sex lives – saying a disagreement over the morality of same-sex conduct isn’t a reason to end a friendship.

‘You don't turn the light out just because you disagree with somebody,’ Robertson said on Wednesday during a broadcast of his show The 700 Club.

‘The Lord's not going to punish you for having homosexuals as your friends. But I do think that when you read the Bible very carefully, homosexuality is condemned.’

March 27, 2014

Televangelist also says:  'In Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death'

Televangelist Pat Robertson renewed his attack against gays this week when discussing a Colorado baker being sued for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

'What would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death,' Robertson said on his 700 Club television show. 'So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there.'

He added: 'But we don’t have that in this country here so that’s the way it is.

December 12, 2013

'You don’t want your children to grow up as lesbians ... you don’t want to show them that that’s an acceptable lifestyle for your family'

Televangelist Pat Robertson seems to think just being around a lesbian can turn a kid into a lesbian.

The 83-year-old, who has a long history of anti-gay remarks, was asked by a viewer of his 700 Club television show what she should do about an old friend who had recently gotten in touch - and is a lesbian.

The friend wanted to pay a visit along with her 'partner' and the viewer had concerns.

November 13, 2013

US evangelist Pat Robertson has told a viewer to ask her 16-year-old gay son if he has been molested at school in understanding his sexuality but also admits it could be a biological thing

American TV evangelist Pat Robertson has suggested some people’s sexuality may be biologically determined in answering a viewer’s write in question about her 16-year-old son, but also suggested he might have same-sex attractions after being molested at school.

A Mrs Fields wrote in to Robertson’s The 700 Club religious program asking ‘My 16-year-old son say’s he’s gay – what do I do?’

Robertson replied, ‘I think you need to pray for him and I think you need to counsel with him and see, you know, is there really a biological thing going on.’

September 14, 2013

YouTube agrees with Right Wing Watch and restores clip of Pat Robertson making absurd claims about gay men and AIDS rings

Televangelist Pat Robertson lost the battle to keep one of his more outrageous anti-gay statements off YouTube.

At the end of last month, the host of the 700 Club television show made an unsubstantiated claim that gay men, in San Francisco, try to purposely spread AIDS by cutting people with a 'special ring.'

August 29, 2013

'I've never seen that particular section at Zales'

Anderson Cooper could not resist ridiculing televangelist Pat Robertson for his wild claim that gay men in San Francisco try and purposely infect people with AIDS by cutting them with a special ring while shaking hands.

August 29, 2013

Anti-gay televangelist now says: 'I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood'

Televangelist Pat Robertson's unsubstantiated claim that gay men in San Francisco try and purposely spread AIDS by cutting people with a special ring is repeatedly being pulled from the internet.

Although his remarks aired live in his The 700 Club television show Tuesday (27 August), they were cut from the video of the show posted on the show's website.

August 27, 2013

'You shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger'

Anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson claimed in his 700 Club television show today that gay men in San Francisco try and purposely spread AIDS by cutting people with a special ring when shaking hands.

'You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,' Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen.

'Really,' he added. 'It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.'

July 12, 2013

Christian activists have cancelled a prayer rally at the final vote on gay marriage in England and Wales as there is no point anymore

Christian campaigners appear to have accepted gay marriage will become law in England and Wales and cancelled a last-ditch prayer rally against it.

Christian Concern was planning the prayer rally on Monday (15 July) as the House of Lords, the upper chamber of parliament, holds its final vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.

Separate legislation is being developed in Scotland.

July 11, 2013

'They are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that'

Televangelist Pat Robertson seems to think that gay people really aren't gay at all.

The 83 year old, who has a long history of anti-gay remarks, had this to say about gay people on his 700 Club television show: 'A lot of people are into this homosexual thing because they’ve been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend, they’re little boys and little girls and they don’t know any better and then they somehow think, ‘well I must be gay,’ they aren’t they are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.'

July 8, 2013

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.