Robertson: God to Send ‘Holocaust’ to America Over Gay Marriage

Rapidly fading and probably senile Pat Robertson had a warning for America on the day the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases — God is going to send a “holocaust” to America like he did in Sodom and Gomorrah if they let gay people get married.

“The angels said to Lot, ‘Get your family out of here because judgment has come down on this town,’ and the fire of God fell on it and Sodom and Gomorrah were extinguished and Lot and his family were barely able to get out to a higher mountain away from the holocaust that ensued,” Robertson said. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are getting to a point not to accept homosexuality, but homosexuals are now in the ascendency where they are persecuting those who disagree with them.”

Robertson said that America is now turning into Sodom: “I warned about this years and years ago that it was going to happen and it did, it has. What’s next? What’s next is what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. It is just a question of how soon the wrath of God is going to come on this land.”

It’s a good thing you’ve got your “age-defying shakes” to drink, Pat, or you might not be able to make it out either.

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  • U Frood

    10 Righteous men would have been enough to save Sodom.

    I guess Pat doesn’t have much confidence in the righteousness of his followers.

  • eric

    I’m sure its unintentional, but hearing Pat predicting a holocaust in response to gay rights makes me immediately think “…and your fundie followers are the SS and prison guards in that scenario.”

  • dmcclean

    “… and Lot and his family were barely able to get out to a higher mountain away from the holocaust that ensued”

    Oh really? That’s not what my bible said. Unless “getting out” means only for 5 minutes before Robertson’s monster of a god killed his wife for having normal human emotions.

  • Chiroptera

    “…but homosexuals are now in the ascendency where they are persecuting those who disagree with them.”

    To be more accurate, the only people who are being “persecuted” are people who are refusing to provide LGBT individuals the same goods and services with the same terms as they provide everyone else.

    It may still be a problem for homophobes, but the problem seems to be a very different one when expressed accurately.

  • Mr Ed

    Can we get someone to whisper outside Pat’s window ‘Get your family out of here because judgment has come down on this town country.’

  • raven

    No one has to worry about this.

    Robertson has done this before. And been wrong before.

    He once was an End Timer and predicted the USA was going to be destroyed in 1982.

    Wikipedia:

    1982: Doomsday

    In late 1976, Robertson predicted that the end of the world was coming in October or November 1982. In a May 1980 broadcast of The 700 Club he stated, “I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world.”[69]

    I doubt if Robertson remembers all his failed prophecies or cares. After all, he gets paid huge amounts of money anyway. But Wikipedia doesn’t forget.

  • rietpluim

    So God is an asshole. What else is new. If Robertson really believes what he says, why doesn’t he stand up against God? Or does he think that holocausts are actually good things?

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

    I remember the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. Two angels came to Sodom and, with Lot’s backing, started a business open to the public. Then a mob of HomoGrooms surged forth and forced themselves upon the angels’ cakes, swapping out the bride on each for a second groom.

  • eric

    @6: the real irony in that quote is that Robertson and other conservatives now consider 1980-1982 to be part of the Golden Age of Reagan.

  • StevoR

    “Probably” senile? Only probably” – more like already half zombie or two thirds so I’d say!

    @3. dmcclean : Yep – and then Lot who the Bible said was a good and righteous man slept with his daughters. Apparently they got him drunk and raped him although .. really? Also he’d just offered to have them gang raped to spare a couple of male guests so .. yeah .. Christian, biblical morality huh?

  • StevoR

    See :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCSQg1jteAo

    Plus the previous episode in that pretty funny series.

    Also expect Dana Hunter has a chapter about it in her new book and on her blog too..

  • StevoR

    God is going to send a “holocaust” to America like he did in Sodom and Gomorrah if they let gay people get married.

    Whaddya mean *if* Pat? Its been legal for some time in many states :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_the_United_States#/media/File:Same-sex_marriage_in_the_United_States.svg

    In the United States, same-sex marriage is recognized by the federal government and has been legalized in 36 U.S. states,[a] the District of Columbia and 22 Native American tribal jurisdictions. More than 70% of the population live in jurisdictions where same-sex couples can legally marry.

    (Wikipedia)

    .. and, hey, look no “holocaust.”

  • dingojack

    Stevo (#10) – only ‘probably’ because there still a chance* he’s not quite there yet!

    Dingo

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    * Well admittedly, the likelihood of all the particles in all the universe suddenly lining-up to spell out the text of the complete works (including sonnets and verse-narratives) of William Shakespeare in a gigantic yellow Comic Sans font, is much, much, much higher than Patty not having a brain like whipped tapioca…

  • John Pieret

    You dirty liberals just have to stop mocking Pat! It seems that’s also going to bring down the wrath of God:

    “Sooner or later, a holy God is going to say, ‘I’ve had enough with you, I’ve had enough, my hands are going to be taken off your nation,’” he said. “People mock the word of God and those who proclaim it are laughed at as fundamentalists. Well, we need the fundamentalists because if we don’t have them this nation is doomed.”

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-sodomy-abortion-mocking-fundamentalists-will-doom-america

  • Chiroptera

    Someone remind me again: why does God even care about this?

  • theguy

    “but homosexuals are now in the ascendency where they are persecuting those who disagree with them.”

    Christians can’t refuse service to gays? It’s just like the Holocaust… oh wait, Robertshit’s using that word approvingly to describe what he feels God’s going to do.

    @14

    Well, we need the fundamentalists because if we don’t have them this nation is doomed.

    Funny. Here I thought the fundies were doing the most damage to this country’s laws, freedoms, economy and public discourse.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Lot and his family were barely able to get out to a higher mountain away from the holocaust that ensued

    And then they buggered up the gene pool by committing incest.

    We would have been better off if god had snuffed them as well.

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+19%3A30-38&version=NIV