Pat Robertson: Christian is the New Gay

In their never-ending quest to pretend to be persecuted rather than the persecutors, the Christian right loves to claim that not allowing them to oppress others turns them into the oppressed. Pat Robertson is the latest, claiming that Christians in the military are now the victims of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

“‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ used to refer to gays in the military, now it could apply to Christians in uniform,” he said.

Following a “700 Club” segment by Christian Broadcasting Network reporter Chuck Holton on chaplains who claim that they are facing pressure not to condemn homosexuality, Robertson accused the military of suppressing the rights of chaplains. A military service member, he said, “doesn’t need some communist or some socialist or some progressive giving him pablum and some doctrine of political correctness.”

“If we being to muzzle our chaplains, God help us,” Robertson said.

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  • Subtract Hominem, the Renegade Misandroid

    There, there, Pat. Some of my best friends are Christian.

  • barry21

    Don’t you feel for Robert Taylor, Pat’s poor, persecuted buddy?

  • U Frood

    Chaplains aren’t allowed to try to convert soldiers, right? If I tell the chaplain that my religion accepts homosexuality he should have to shut up, right?

  • D. C. Sessions

    This really is progress: Pat is finally admitting that “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was persecution.

    And I was wondering why all of a sudden all those on-base chapels were being taken over by Starbucks.

  • barry21
  • John Pieret

    … chaplains who claim that they are facing pressure not to condemn homosexuality, Robertson accused the military of suppressing the rights of chaplains.

    Chaplains are, I believe, instructed that they must minister to people of all faiths. In short, fundagelical chaplains would be “pressured” not to condemn Muslims, Hindus, Catholics or (in a perfect world) atheists, no matter how much they disagree with their “lifestyles.” Is it really so hard to extend that to gays?

  • teawithbertrand

    @1

    Me too, although admittedly I don’t let them use my bathroom.

  • scienceavenger

    I’ve got news for you Pat: Christian is the old gay. Thirteen guys running around together with no women? And what was all that business with the naked lad in the garden? No wonder Jesus didn’t want to be disturbed.

  • U Frood

    Don’t forget Paul, “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”

  • my2cents

    Honestly from my personal experience and from the experience of others it is not the chaplains who you have to worry about pressuring you to join or conform to their religion. They are all very aware of the rules and regulations they must abide by. It is the commanders, First sgts, and other people in authority positions who happen to be evangelical christians and use their position to influence you or if they can’t influence you, you are made to feel like an outsider.

    I remember having a commander stand up at our first commanders call and say to our entire squadron that we should not put the Air Force first like most commanders would have you do. He said you should put God first and that God supersedes all other authority figures even the Air Force and the President. Then our First Sgt lead us in and obviously Christian prayer that they call an “Invocation”. Meanwhile another person in authority chastised me for not bowing my head during this prayer. Which is funny because in order for him to know I didn’t he also didn’t bow his head but that’s another point entirely.

    Luckily there are people like my friend who work hard to limit this type of practice. He gives yearly briefings on AFI 1-1, 2.11 which states,

    “Free Exercise of Religion and Religious Accommodation. Every Airman is free to practice the religion of their choice or subscribe to no religious belief at all. You should confidently practice your own beliefs while respecting others whose viewpoints differ from your own. Every Airman also has the right to individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs, to include conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs, unless those expressions would have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, good order, discipline, health and safety, or mission accomplishment.”

    Sadly this was not a practice while I was in still in but it appears to be moving in the right direction and that obviously irritates people like Pat Robertson and other fundamentalists.

    Sorry for the long post this topic is one that is very important to me and I have ample direct experience with it.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You pablum spreading, politically correct communist socialist progressives are weakening our military.

     

    We can’t beat ISIS if our gayhomo soldiers don’t hate themselves as much as ISIS does. That’s just common sense.

  • dingojack

    Awww Patty, never mind mate, #I’llRideWithYou.

    😀 Dingo

  • eric

    chaplains who claim that they are facing pressure not to condemn homosexuality, Robertson accused the military of suppressing the rights of chaplains.

    That’s like claiming that telling the WH press secretary to deliver the President’s position is suppressing his/her free speech rights. You accepted the job, didn’t you? If you don’t want to toe the government line, don’t take the government job.

  • busterggi

    Aw Pat, Judeo-Christians have always coveted their neighbor’s asses.

  • wreck

    “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ used to refer to gays in the military, now it could apply to Christians in uniform”

    As I understood DADT, a gay person could serve in the military as long as they didn’t admit their being gay, otherwise all bets were off and they could be subject to discharge. Is there now a rule that christians can serve only if they don’t admit their religious affiliation? Did I miss that news? Or is Pat just a senile old liar?

  • raven

    Well, it isn’t true but so what if it was?

    I don’t know or care if my coworkers are xians. It’s simply not relevant.

    Why would anyone care if a soldier is xian or not? It’s no one’s business and also irrelevant.

    It’s OK. Not that there is anything wrong with being…xian. Or not much anyway. We can deal with it as long as it doesn’t effect their job performance.

  • Michael Heath

    “If we being to muzzle our chaplains, God help us,” [Pat] Robertson said.

    That’d be a first.

  • U Frood

    Do you think George Washington put up with Chaplains in his army condemning General von Steuben for being homosexual?

  • Holms

    This really is progress: Pat is finally admitting that “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was persecution.

    Sure, but only so long as he saying that christians are the victims. As soon as he is no longer referring to christian persecutions but rather some other group, there will be an immediate reversal with not even a hint of a reference to it being bad.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @wreck

    Or is Pat just a senile old liar?

    I’d stick with that explanation unless something better comes along. Possession by demons or alien abduction are the only two I can think of that might work.

  • blf

    barry21@5, his entry in the Encyclopedia of American Loons is rather amazing as well:

    Robertson is a founding member of the Taliban satellite known as the 700 Club, a Christian ultra-extremist terrorist group funded by TV telethons. When people call in, Robertson will cure them for whatever illness they may have by hollering his ever-faithful servant, God, and make Him perform the trick — or to smite down people Robertson doesn’t particularly fancy. …

    For example, 9/11 is really the responsibility of the ACLU and abortionists… Robertson is a full-scale conspiracy theorist; his claim that Obama is directly behind the Occupy Wall Street protests is just one example among many. …

    …Robertson is without doubt one of the most repugnantly evil people alive. For example — The 700 Club runs the charity called Operation Blessing. Operation Blessing is advertised as helping people in need in 3rd world countries. That, however, is just for telethon purposes. In reality, Operation Blessing is a front for Robertson’s multifarious crimes against humanity in Africa. In the 1990s, for instance, Operation Blessing used money collected to help refugees in Rwanda to finance planes transporting diamond-mining equipment for the Robertson-owned African Development Corporation, a venture Robertson had established in cooperation with Zaire’s then-dictator, Mobutu Sese Seko. …