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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.

January 15, 2013

British Christians defeated at European Court of Human Rights after losing their jobs because they refused to work with gay couples

Two British Christians who refused to do their jobs for gay people have lost their European Court of Human Rights appeal.

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.

But the court today (15 January) ruled against them with judges saying their rights had not been infringed by their employers.

December 3, 2012

Televangelist's on-air remarks latest in series of anti-gay comments

Following a news report on his 700 Club television show about a same-sex wedding that took place at the US Military Academy over the weekend, anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson weighed in on how he believes military heroes from the past would have felt about it.

Said Robertson: 'General Douglas MacArthur rolling over in his grave, Ulysses S. Grant rolling over in his. Robert E. Lee rolling over in his. What have they done to our cherished institution?'

October 10, 2012

James Henderson dismissed by American Center for Law & Justice

A day after reports surfaced that James Henderson might be gay and involved with younger men, he was fired from his job as senior counsel at the American Center for Law & Justice which was founded by anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson.

Henderson, a married man with eight children, was fired from ACLJ on 25 September. The group is not saying why he was let go but but does confirm his departure.

September 4, 2012

Lillian Ladele and Gary McFarlane, who refused to provide services for gay people, are among four Christians taking appeals to European Court of Human Rights today

A man and a woman who refused to do their jobs for gay people are among four British Christians taking employment tribunal appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today (4 September).

The two, who said their religious beliefs meant they shouldn’t be asked to provide services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, are joined by two more people who fought to be able to wear a crucifix symbol at work.

August 10, 2012

'I defy these homosexuals to bring forth a baby from that part of the anatomy which they concentrate on'

Televangelist Pat Robertson said this week that he wishes people demonstrating against fast food chain Chick-fil-A for its public stance against gay marriage and millions of dollars of contributions to anti-gay groups 'would shut their mouth.'

Robertson takes issue with college students around the US, including in New York, Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi, who do not want a company they perceive as being against LGBT rights on their campuses.

July 31, 2012

Anti-gay televangelist says:  'Maybe they have a death wish'

March 26, 2012

During 700 Club broadcast, he claims homosexuality 'is somehow related to demonic possession'

Televangelist Pat Robertson, known to make several anti-gay statements in the past, called homosexuality a 'denomic possession' on his 700 Club television show Monday (26 March).

After a filmed piece on a married man who 'trolled the streets longing for cheap sex with other men' with his wife at home clueless to what was going on, Robertson described the man's behavior this way: 'He's obsessed, he has a compulsion. I would think it is somehow related to demonic possession.'