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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.

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.

July 31, 2014

Pat Robertson has compared the situation around LGBTI rights in America today to that of Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed those cities, suggesting pansexuality will soon be made compulsory

700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson has compared the situation for anti-gay Christians today to how things were in the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, suggesting that LGBTI rights advocates are inviting God to destroy America.

July 31, 2014

Pat Robertson has compared the situation around LGBTI rights in America today to that of Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed those cities, suggesting pansexuality will soon be made compulsory

700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson has compared the situation for anti-gay Christians today to how things were in the Biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, suggesting that LGBTI rights advocates are inviting God to destroy America.

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.'

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.’

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.

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.

February 20, 2014

'Nobody can ever produce a child through homosexual sex or lesbian sex, you cannot do it, this is for procreation and God has said that those who violate it, the land will vomit them out'

Anti-gay Christian Pat Robertson knows what LGBTI people do in the bedrooms and he's not pleased.

The televangelist added to his long list of unlettered commentary. As reported by Right Wing Watch, he told the 700 Club viewers that there's noting wrong with having same-sex desire.

"You can be attracted to the same-sex. No problem," he intoned.

December 24, 2013

Out of all the anti-gay politicians, priests, professors and preachers we encountered this year, which was the biggest bigot of 2013?

American author Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: 'The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.'

For as much progress countries and communities are making with regards to marriage equality, homophobic bullying and transgender discrimination, the fight is far from over.

With the rapid-fire speed of social media, it seems someone, somewhere, is always making harmful comments to and about the LGBTI community.

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.

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.’

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.’

November 7, 2013

Politicians fighting for gay marriage as evangelists claim gays pass on HIV using 'special rings', Stonewall names their winners

Several names were nominated, but only one is the biggest bigot of them all.

At the seventh annual UK-based gay rights charity Stonewall held tonight (7 November), US TV evangelist Pat Robertson was named 2013’s Bigot of the Year.

In August, he made international headlines when he claimed gay men viciously spread HIV while shaking hands using ‘special rings’.

He ‘won’ the award over Scott Lively, on trial for crimes against humanity against Ugandan LGBT people, British vicar George Gabauer, UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie and historian Niall Ferguson.

October 9, 2013

But controversial televangelist supports anyone who 'wants a sex change operation'

Televangelist Pat Robertson, who usually aims his insults at gays and lesbians, took aim at transgender people today (9 October) on his 700 Club show.

Robertson, 83, claims to not be opposed to gender reassignment surgery but anything that stops short of that seems to bother him a great deal.

October 9, 2013

But controversial televangelist supports anyone who 'wants a sex change operation'

Televangelist Pat Robertson, who usually aims his insults at gays and lesbians, took aim at transgender people today (9 October) on his 700 Club show.

Robertson, 83, claims to not be opposed to gender reassignment surgery but anything that stops short of that seems to bother him a great deal.

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.'

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.'

September 4, 2013

Inspired by Dan Savage's It Gets Better project, LGBT-affirming Christians encouraged to upload videos of support

A video campaign was launched today to give LGBT-affirming Christians a chance to prove that they are not all like anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson.

The NALT Christians Project - NALT stands for 'Not All Like That' - is modeled after Dan Savage's It Gets Better campaign in that it provides people with a platform to post videos expressing their support.

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.