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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.

June 12, 2013

US Televangelist continues long history of anti-gay remarks

US televangelist Pat Robertson said this week that it breaks 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.'

Robertson, host of The 700 Club, has a long history of anti-gay remarks but his three-minute segment against gays in scouting is one of his longer tirades delivered in a gentle style.

Last month, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end its ban on gay members although it still bans gay and lesbian adult leaders and volunteers.

May 28, 2013

Marriage registrar Lillian Ladele and relationship counselor Gary McFarlane, who both refused to work with gay couples, have final appeal blocked

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have blocked the final legal avenue for two Christians who refused to do their jobs for gay people.

Lillian Ladele and Gary McFarlane both argued their beliefs meant they couldn’t work with gay and lesbian couples and that forcing them to do so amounted to discrimination.

The court ruled against them on 15 January saying their rights had not been infringed by their employers.

April 20, 2013

The 700 Club's Pat Robertson rails against gay marriage, the Illuminati, and French Revolution

Pat Robertson has a history of outrageous and outlandish comments whenever opining on anything LGBT related. He continued that fine tradition.

February 5, 2013

Mike Freer, Ben Bradshaw, and Margot James are among the few making their voices heard as gay people in the House of Commons

Gay members of parliament have spoken out on equal marriage in the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill today (5 February).

Put forward by culture secretary and equalities minister Maria Miller, the House of Commons is debating the bill before the vote later tonight.

Stephen Williams, a Liberal Democrat who was the first openly gay MP to serve Bristol, said: ‘I was born when homosexuality was still a criminal offense.

February 5, 2013

US Televangelist has long history of anti-gay remarks

With his long history of anti-gay comments, it's not surprise that televangelist Pat Robertson would speak out against the Boy Scouts of America allowing openly gay members and scout leaders.

But on his 700 Club television show Tuesday (5 February), Robertson did more than speak out against gays, he lumped them together with pedophiles.