Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson weighed in on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, insisting that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer, was a menacing “giant” who assaulted a “little cop” and may have been using PCP.
Naturally, Robertson then went on to criticize other commentators for “grandstanding” and jumping too quickly to conclusions.
“The 700 Club” aired a report today on how the push for electronic medical records is harming small medical practices, which reminded host Pat Robertson about a trip to the doctor’s office that took too long because the nurse kept asking him questions about his medical history and what drugs he takes.
Of course, this angered Robertson mightily and led him to call for a revolution against President Obama.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we need a revolution to stop these so-called progressives from destroying this country anymore, but they are getting pretty close to the tipping point, it is not a pleasant scenario,” he said. “I didn’t vote for him, maybe you didn’t vote for him, but the American people voted him into office twice and this is the result, we reap what we sow.”
On “The 700 Club” today, Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who wondered why her husband hasn’t been healed from a medical condition despite intense prayer.
Robertson responded that the woman’s husband probably isn’t a faithful Christian and may actually want to be sick: “There are some people, you know, they enjoy their sickness. That is terrible to say but that is their excuse not to compete, ‘well I’d love to compete but my lumbago’s got me so I can’t do it.”
While the televangelist previously said that “we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” now Robertson insists he never supported legalizing marijuana and only favors decriminalization.
“The little kids are getting high,” Robertson said. “Do you want your little 8th grader to be stoned when he goes to school? Well, welcome to Colorado, where pot is legal.”
He said that Colorado’s law is encouraging “the full-scale spread of this stuff, and it is not good for people’s health, it is destroying their minds and it is destroying their lungs and the addiction is pretty heavy, and it is also a gateway drug into the heavier stuff like cocaine, crack and whatever else is out there, heroine, they’re sniffing glue. These kids find more ways to destroy themselves.”
Robertson also reassured co-host Wendy Griffith that “I’ve never tried it and I hope I don’t have to.”
Is Bob McDonnell the latest Religious Right “victim” of President Obama’s purported persecution of conservatives?
Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson and Jay Sekulow did their best to paint the former Republican governor of Virginia as the victim of a “political prosecution,” decrying his corruption trial as a “political witch hunt” spearheaded by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Robertson alleged, without any evidence, that Holder wanted to stop Mitt Romney from tapping McDonnell as his running mate in 2012 and is “behind all of this stuff.”
“It is just one more reason why this administration is just destroying this nation and destroying its own credibility.”
Both Robertson and Sekulow are close to McDonnell, who attended the televangelist’s CBN University (now Regent University), where he wrote his controversial thesis. McDonnell was a member of Regent University’s board of trustees and Robertson donated to his campaign.
Paul Vallely, the conservative activist and former general who said he would lead a coup against President Obama, appeared today on “The 700 Club” to once again call for Obama’s removal through impeachment or other means.
While speaking with host Pat Robertson, Vallely called for “divine intervention” and demanded that Congress oust Obama and his national security team for pushing America down the road of “national suicide.”
“All of them need to go, they need to be replaced immediately,” he said. “Unfortunately in our Constitution we can only do impeachment, but we are generating what we call a ‘no confidence resolution’ in Congress this week that hopefully will lead to impeachment because we cannot let this regime in Washington continue to take us over the cliff.”
Robertson, who has prayed for God to remove Obama from office, told Vallely at the end of the interview that he “couldn’t agree with you more.”
On “The 700 Club” today, Pat Robertson called “Mohammad and his followers” the Antichrist and claimed that President Obama sympathizes with Islam and was “trained in Indonesia with the Muslim point of view.”
“The 700 Club” ran a puff piece on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today, and color Pat Robertson impressed.
“Some interesting politicians are out there and they’ve got a couple who have Indian backgrounds,” an astonished Robertson said to introduce the segment.
After running an interview in which Jindal played well to the Christian Broadcasting Network audience by saying that the “greatest threat to America comes from within” including an “assault on religious liberty," Robertson said, “what an amazing man.”
“He has gone far and will go farther, no question about it. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a president who was a former Hindu from India? What a great story.”
Jindal was born in Louisiana.
In any case, Jindal might want to be wary of winning Robertson's praises, as the televangelist previously claimed that God told him Mitt Romney would win the 2012 presidential election.
Pat Robertson said today that the gay community is preparing to drive Christians out of business and turn America into a “perverse” place that is ripe for “destruction.”
Responding to a 700 Club report about a Colorado baker who refused service to a gay couple, Robertson warned that “what our civil rights commissions and others are saying is, ‘We want to endanger our society and set it up for the judgment of God and if you Christians don’t like it then get out.”
He said that just like those in Sodom who demanded that people have sex with them, gay people today are threatening Christians: “What the gays are saying is, ‘we’re going to drive you out of town, either you conform to us or you must leave.’ That’s the message that’s being put out, it’s the same message that there was in Sodom and Gomorrah: You’re either going to have sex with angels or have open sex with anybody or else you leave, or you go out of business. That’s America, you don’t want that, do you?”
Today, “The 700 Club” ran a report about how “modesty is hot,” specifically profiling the work of the groups Secret Keeper Girl and Modest Is Hottest, whose founder does workshops on how girls can avoid looking like a “hoochie momma momma.” While the main theme of the story was the sexualization of women in the fashion industry and youth culture, the groups also told young women that the best way to entice men is with modest dress.
After Secret Keeper Girl’s Dannah Gresh told CBN reporter Jennifer Wishon that women need to adhere to biblical modesty instructions around men, Robertson and co-host Wendy Griffith reminded women that guys find modesty “sexy.”
“A laced stocking is more sensual than a bare leg,” Robertson said. “It’s the illusion, that there is something behind there.”
He added: “Modesty is hottest. Once it becomes cool, then it will catch on. Until it is cool, then the girls want to be cool, they want to be hip, they want to do what’s in.”
On today’s broadcast of the “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson weighed in on a proposed Democratic measure in the Senate to rein in unnecessary regulation of abortion clinics, an anti-choice legislative tactic that has succeeded in shutting down abortion providers across the country.
Robertson, apparently under the impression that abortion providers don’t have to be licensed medical technicians, said, “These clinics should be licensed. The people performing these procedures should be skilled medical technicians. This is carving up the most intimate part of a woman. And botched abortions lead to death."
He claimed that pro-choice people don’t actually want abortion to be safe: “This business about ‘safe abortion’ is just nonsense. They’re not talking about safe abortion, they’re talking about a full abortion for anybody, anytime, anywhere, and the American people don’t want that.”
Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who asked: “In the Old Testament men had many wives and it seems like it didn’t go against God. Where does it say in the Bible that man should have only one wife?”
Robertson responded that the viewer should consider moving to Utah or Saudi Arabia, and then insisted that the Bible condemns polygamy. However, he admitted that “somehow” many biblical figures, such as Solomon, were polygamists. Rather than explain the inconsistency, he joked that Solomon must have “taken a lot of vitamins, that poor old man,” and launched into a diatribe against gay rights.
“I said when they make these rulings that they are making about homosexuality, when they are making these rulings about other sexual practices, it won’t be long before they cancel the laws for bigamy,” he said. “It was said by Rick Santorum in the United States Senate, surely enough those laws will come down and surely enough they will. Everything goes.”
Today, Pat Robertson was once again asked to offer guidance on how to deal with a haunted house.
A 700 Club viewer told Robertson that her family had moved into a house despite the fact that “the Lord tried to stop us from buying it at every turn.” Now, “weird things have been happening in the home,” she reported, such as “doors open and close on their own, we can’t find something and then it appears, and things fall off shelves without reason.”
The televangelist told the woman to “get out” of her house and sell the demon-infested property immediately: “Run to the nearest realtor, put it on the market, cut the price in half and get out.”
Pat Robertson said today that he was “disgusted” by the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal from the Elmbrook School District, which had asked the high court to reverse a Seventh Circuit Court ruling that found the district in violation of the First Amendment for holding a graduation ceremony in the sanctuary of an evangelical church.
The federal appeals court wrote that “the environment was pervasively Christian, obviously aimed at nurturing Christian beliefs and gaining new adherents among those who set foot inside the church.”
“The American people wouldn’t have voted in homosexuality, but the courts did; the American people wouldn’t have voted in same-sex marriage, but the courts did; the American people wouldn’t have given up on the Ten Commandments and prayer in schools, but the courts insisted on it,” the 700 Club host said today. “A few unelected judges, just a few, have distorted the history of our nation to give us something that we never intended to have, and something has got to be done about it.”
Robertson also accused the courts of trying to force the church in question to “smash out the stained glass windows that show Jesus so it won’t be offensive to the ACLU.”
Today on the “700 Club,” Pat Robertson blamed President Obama for the increase in unaccompanied children, predominantly from Central American countries, who are crossing the southern border, arguing that it “obviously is being done by the highest levels of this government.”
“It’s like Obama has just gone crazy,” Robertson said. “Is this the way to get immigration reform? I don’t believe it.”
After a “700 Club” viewer asked Pat Robertson how he remains so modest, the televangelist responded that he his humble because groups like People For the American Way and different newspapers “all came after me.”
“It was good, the Lord blessed me by having those people beat me up,” he said.
Robertson, of course, blamed PFAW and liberals for the September 11 attacks and told PFAW founder Norman Lear that by criticizing Robertson he was attacking God: “Norman, you are not merely trying to silence a member of the press, you are trying to silence a prophet of God. I warn you with all solemnity -- Norman, 'Your arms are too short to box with God.' The suppression of the voice of God's servant is a terrible thing! God himself will fight for me against you -- and he will win.”
In response to new EPA rules cutting carbon emissions, Pat Robertson mocked President Obama and EPA officials as “highly motivated zealots” who “worship the environment and worship climate.”
“The inmates have taken over the asylum,” the “700 Club” host said today. “There seems to be no relationship to actual, on ground activity.”
Despite evidence that air pollution is linked toheart attacks and respiratory diseases like asthma, Robertson mocked Obama for claiming that reducing pollutants would reduce asthma attacks and save lives: “Maybe he has a touch with the divine somehow.”
And why shouldn’t Robertson feel that way?
Instead of working to reduce air pollution, why doesn’t Obama just have everyone watch the “700 Club,” where Robertson will cure his viewers of asthma.
Rick Santorum is busy traveling the country explaining to Republicans how they can win elections by embracing the principles outlined in his new book, “Blue Collar Conservative.”
And what better way to rebrand the image of the GOP by appearing on the “700 Club” with far-right firebrand Pat Robertson?
The two failed presidential candidates bonded over their purported appeal to working class voters. Santorum argued that working families are abandoning the Democratic Party over “the destruction of the culture that the left is doing and the destruction of the family.”
Today on the “700 Club,” host Pat Robertson offered viewers advice on “how to have a happy marriage according to Pat.” Robertson chided one viewer who said was bothered that her husband “has always felt the need to point out when he helps with chores around the house” by reminding her, “Remember, I did that for you.”
Robertson told the viewer that her husbands remarks are simply part of the “male psyche” and “his way of saying I love you.”
“Do you want to have a loving, warm, sensuous, exciting marriage or do you want to have a partnership, a business relationship with your spouse? That’s what you’re asking for,” he said.
The televangelist added that the woman should reward her husband in the bedroom for doing the dishes: “With each dish he’s saying I love you, and if you understood that and you say, ‘Darling I got a treat for you…wait till we get behind closed doors and you’ll see the treat I have for you.”