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.”
Wendy Wright of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) is very upset that the Obama administration chose the UN’s International Day of Families last week to issue a joint statement with Finland on LGBT rights. In the statement, which was issued on May 15 in advance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the two countries vow to work together to ensure “the ability of LGBT persons to live safely, freely, and without discrimination.”
Wright tells CBN’s David Brody today that the timing of the statement showed that the Obama administration is attacking “the concept of male and female” and “triggering perilous consequences” by such actions as opposing Russia’s ban on gay “propaganda” to children.
The United States chose the International Day of Families to release a statement on “homophobia and transphobia.” The move underscores a priority in the “Obama Doctrine,” the President’s foreign policy that is racking up criticisms worldwide – and triggering perilous consequences.
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, academic and civil society leaders spoke at UN headquarters on Thursday on the virtues of the family for every society. Several attributed male and female distinctions, particularly in parenting, for its success in forming healthy individuals and societies. One warned that, despite agreement that unifies people around the globe, the family and the concept of male and female are “under attack.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. issued a joint statement with Finland vowing to focus on “combating human rights abuses against LGBT persons” and announcing Finland’s contribution of 1 million Euros to Obama’s global equality fund. The fund boosts lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in other countries and treats restrictions on homosexual and transgender activity, such as prohibiting promoting LGBT to children or requiring persons identify their accurate sex on passports, as human rights violations.
Televangelist Pat Robertson has frequently told “700 Club” viewers that the best way to “love” their gay son or daughter is to warn them that they are “on their way to Hell,” advising parents to help their children “revert” and “un-acquire” their sexual orientation through ex-gay therapy.
Today, Robertson offered similar counsel to a viewer whose niece recently came out of the closet, telling the viewer that one way to show love for her daughter is to refuse to accept her as gay.
“You want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them, but you cannot accept it and you cannot be an enabler,” he said. “If they’re living together as a homosexual and you’re a Christian you cannot say, 'I accept this lifestyle.'” He also warned that “there’s an incredible barrage of activity forcing people to accept the homosexual lifestyle.”
“Do we accept adultery? Do we accept fornication? Do we accept immorality?” he asked. “I don’t think we ought to be accepting of it.”
Robertson went on to praise gays as “very talented people” with “an enormous capacity for artistic expression.”
Correction: A previous version of this post said the viewer was talking about her daughter, when she was in fact asking about her niece.
Fielding a question about the age of the Earth on today’s “700 Club,” Pat Robertson once again criticized Young Earth Creationists who believe the Earth is approximately 6,000 years old. Robertson, who earlier this year described Young Earth Creationism as “a joke,” today said, “You have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence, it just doesn’t, I’m sorry.”
“To deny the clear record that’s there before us makes us looks silly,” he said. “There’s no way that all this that you have here took place in 6,000 years, it just couldn’t have been done, couldn’t possibly have been done.”
Robertson may have to take this up with his own TV network, which promotes Young Earth Creationist material and publishes articles claiming that opposition to Young Earth Creationism is heretical.
Many Christians believe that the world is very old based on fossil records that are presumably dated at millions of years. Indeed the dispute between an old earth and a young earth is hotly debated within the Christian community. Unfortunately, those who subscribe to an old earth theory do not realize the enormity of their compromise.
The compromise is that as soon as one allows for an earth millions of years old, then one has accepted death, bloodshed, disease and suffering before Adam’s sin. In other words, the Garden of Eden would have been seated upon a mountain of dead animal bones. This doesn’t sound much like paradise.
Now if the world were millions of years old as suggested by evolutionists, blood was shed and death occurred before Adam's original sin. This would destroy the foundation of the atonement brought by the death of Christ on the cross. According to 1 Corinthians 15:54, sin and death have been swallowed up in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus the enormity of compromise is revealed. To believe in evolution undermines the entire gospel message of Jesus Christ. All Christians believe that Jesus Christ suffered physical death and shed His blood because death was the penalty for sin. Therefore, teaching millions of years of death, disease and suffering before Adam sinned, is a direct attack on the foundation and message of the Cross.
Back in 2011, the Christian Broadcasting Network vigorously denied that CBN founder had Pat Robertson ever compared Islam to Nazism, even though the televangelist had done just that on his show, “The 700 Club,” the same year. Since then, Robertson has continued to compare Muslims to Nazis.
And today, Robertson once again made the comparison, alleging that Islam will “fall” just like Nazi Germany after World War II.
“We’ve got some minor persecution because of the rise of homosexuality but other than that we got a free country here,” Robertson said, before predicting that Islam will collapse like Nazism: “Look at pictures from World War II and you see the Nazis swaggering around in their black boots and their SS uniforms and they look so powerful, and you see the ruins of Berlin and those other cities after a while, and the same thing will happen to Islam. That system is going down. It’s going down just like Soviet Communism went down.”
Pat Robertson today responded to a new study on climate change’s damaging impact on the U.S. by warning that efforts to combat climate change will “destroy America.”
On today’s edition of the “700 Club,” Robertson said actions to curb human-influenced climate change are part of an anti-American “socialist agenda,” saying it all goes back to “the playbook of Obama’s mentor.”
Fighting climate change “is high on the agenda of the radicals who want to destroy America, it isn’t high on the agenda of those who really care about what goes on in life,” he said.
Back in 2011, Pat Robertson derided Republican primary voters as extremists who are causing the GOP to lose elections by pushing candidates too far to right.
Today, the 700 Club host warned that the party is facing a takeover by “radicals on the right” who will nominate candidates who “aren’t capable of beating the Democrats.”
Of course, the Religious Right movement spearheaded by televangelists like Robertson has been one of the forces moving the GOP toward the conservative fringe.
You know how the Republicans are, they can snatch defeats from the jaws of victory with great ease. The next thing you know, there’s a whole bunch of radicals on the right knocking off established figures and saying, we’re going to call on them to be responsible. Before long, the candidates the Republicans put out aren’t capable of beating the Democrats and so the Democrats laugh all the way to the ballot box and beyond. In any event, it’s theirs to lose right now, we’ll see what happens. The people have had enough of what’s going on in Washington and they will show their displeasure at the polls unless the Republicans screw up, which they’re perfectly capable of doing.
700 Club host Pat Robertson said today that “something has got to be done” to “free” the country from the “termites” in the Obama administration.
Robertson warned that there is “a deliberate attempt of the Obama administration and their allies” to harm the economy due to their supposed hostility to America: “Something has got to be done, we have to get free of these people because it’s like a mass of termites that is eating away at the structure of this great edifice we call the United States of America and they’re burrowing in and they’re getting paid to destroy us.”
Earlier this month, Robertson called on viewers to “pray to be delivered from this president.”
“What we’re looking at is a world system like the Nazis, and the Nazis thought of themselves as a religion, Communism thought of itself as a religion, but all have a concept of world domination that they’re going to put people in a bind and at the same time take them away from Jesus,” Robertson said, adding that “the greatest weapon against that kind of thing is the power of God and the spoken word.”