Robertson: Gay Rights Advocates ‘Totalitarian Dictators’

Wednesday was a banner day for Christian right bigots and charlatans to unload their rhetorical cannons, calling those who advocate for equality and non-discrimination jihadis, terrorists, Nazis, demonic and many other things. Pat Robertson went old school with “totalitarian dictators.”

“They’re not liberal, they’re totalitarian dictators,” Robertson said of the law’s critics. “They’re going to force you into their mold, they’re going to make you conform to political correctness, they’re going to make you do what the Left thinks is right, they’re going to make you acknowledge homosexual marriage, they’re going to make you embrace lifestyles that you think are anti-biblical despite your religious belief.”

Robertson continued: “The fact that these gays are making such a fuss of it and businesses are caving, businesses all over the country are caving, they are terrified of the gay lobby, terrified of the gay lobby. Don’t we have any backbone left in this country?”

Hey Pat, you know who already has the exact same anti-discrimination protections that gay people are now seeking? Christians. It is illegal everywhere in the country for a business to refuse to serve Christians (or adherents of any other religion, of course). And if someone suggested that religion be removed from the Civil Rights Act as a prohibited basis for discrimination, you would scream bloody murder. You’d accuse anyone who advocated such a thing to be under the influence of Satan and declare that this will lead to the rounding up of Christians and throwing them into FEMA concentration camps.

When Christians are protected against discrimination, that’s perfectly fine and any suggestion to the contrary would be totalitarianism, slavery, Nazism, genocide, Marxist and whatever other buzzwords you could think of. When gay people want the exact same protection, that too is totalitarianism, slavery, Nazism, blah blah blah. It’s remarkable how the argument flips when you change the identity of those who want to not be discriminated against.

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  • John Pieret

    But, you see, gays deserve to be discriminated against for being particularly nasty sinners. It is discrimination against Christians to prevent them from discriminating against such people!

    What? Why yes, we are all sinners. Yes, that includes Christians but that’s different because [cough]reasons.

  • 4ozofreason

    It’s almost as if his politics are based on his identity… like some sort of… “identity politics.”

  • Johnny Vector

    Hey Pat, you know who already has the exact same anti-discrimination protections that gay people are now seeking? Christians.

    I really would turn that around, making the point that Christians are not allowed to refuse service to, say, Hindoos or Musselmen. And, y’know worshipping another god is the Number One Bad Thing you can do. Gayhomoism doesn’t even make the top ten (Billboard or NME).

  • http://thebronzeblog.wordpress.com/ Bronze Dog

    Protecting QUILTBAG groups from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity would also protect hetero cis-gendered people from discrimination. Heterosexual is a sexual orientation, and cis-gender is a pair of gender identities (cis-male and cis-female), hence they are also entitled to protection.

    You’d think they’d appreciate the protection what with the upcoming Gaypocalypse and all.

  • caseloweraz

    “They’re not liberal, they’re totalitarian dictators,” Robertson said of the law’s critics.

    Hey, it could be worse: They could be despotic totalitarian dictators.

  • DataWrangler

    Argh. Just looking at the last few pages of Ed’s posts, I want to throw a non-abridged OED at the RWNJs and scream “You keep using these words, I’m pretty frelling sure that NONE of them mean what you think they mean.”

    Yeah, that kind of day ….

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    I’m pretty frelling sure

    Aeryn Sun? Is that you?

  • Sastra

    “They’re going to force you into their mold, they’re going to make you conform to political correctness, they’re going to make you do what the Left thinks is right, they’re going to make you acknowledge homosexual marriage, they’re going to make you embrace lifestyles that you think are anti-biblical despite your religious belief.”

    Here’s a nice exercise for their next Bible Study group: make a list of all the unholy, nonchristian, anti-biblical things with which Christians come in daily contact. Sabbath breaking, Christ denying, God denying, and failure to pray. Now add in all the little frills like wearing skirts that are too short or having parties which go past midnight. Those are all Other People, right?

    Right. Now get over it. Same as it ever was.

  • DataWrangler

    Hercules, I’ve always preferred Farscape’s “frell” to new BSG’s “frack”. Classic BSG’s “feldercarb” is indeed classic.

  • felidae

    It is further proof that a merciful god does not exist in the fact that this asshole is still breathing air and not rotting in unison with his co-conspirator, Jerry Falwell