Robertson Wants Homosexuality Criminalized

The Christian right in this country likes to pretend that they just opposed “redefining marriage” but they don’t care whether people are gay or not. Their opposition to the ruling overturning state sodomy laws proves otherwise, and sometimes they come right out and say it. Pat Robertson to the white courtesy phone, please.

Take, for example, today’s program, in which a Christian Broadcasting Network reporter profiled the debate in Kenya over President Obama’s support for LGBT rights and Kenyan Bishop Mark Kariuki’s anti-LGBT efforts. In an interview with CBN, Kariuki called on Kenyan leaders to reaffirm the country’s laws making homosexuality a crime punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment, and urged Obama to reverse his support for LGBT rights before it leads to America’s destruction.

Robertson, who, like Kariuki, believes that LGBT rights will lead to divine wrath against America, said that “those Africans have got it right.”

“One wishes that the president of the United States would listen to some of his fellow Africans, cousins, to what they have to say because they speak truth and they speak wisdom,” he added.

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  • StevoR

    Evil sick bastard! Its actually even worse than criminalised because of the ““those Africans have got it right” comment implying a death penalty is okay. I’ve little doubt he wants or at least would be willing to see gay people stoned to death.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    “Those Africans” are criminalizing homosexuality due to the influence of American funnies like Robertson.

  • John Pieret

    Kindly Uncle Pat wouldn’t want to see gays stoned to death … lethal injection is perfectly acceptable.

  • StevoR

    Whilst Kenya limits the penalty to “only” 14 years jail; Uganda’s law originally included the death penalty for being gay, plus capital punishment is “..a potential punishment elsewhere, including parts of Nigeria, Mauritania and Sudan.”

    See : https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/

    Of course, US Christianist talibaligacals have been prominent in pushing for such anti-gay laws in Third world natiosn generally and African nations specifically.

  • raven

    More xian persecution.

    Xians will persecute whoever they can.

    Despite claims that xians are a persecuted majority of 70% of the population, they can and will persecute whoever they can.

    These days, thank to our laws backed up by the police and military (who are on our side) it’s MD’s, women, scientists, Moslems, and gays. They have frequent witch hunts in their bible colleges to find and fire evolution acceptors. They try to make it hard for women to obtain birth control. In Africa, they kill alleged witches by the hundreds per year.

    Historically, xianity is an extremely intolerant and violent religion. Nothings changed except we have them on a leash these days. All they can do is drool over all the potential victims that they can’t quite reach.

  • StevoR

    .. And try to take power in order to change things so they can reach and persecute their victims again , raven.

  • raven

    2 fired professors sue Bryan College – Washington Times

    http://www.washingtontimes. com/…/2-fired-professors-…

    May 15, 2014 – DAYTON, Tenn. (AP) – Two former professors at a Dayton college named for one of creationism’s most famous defenders are suing to get their …

    Witch hunting is a favorite xian past time.

    These days their choice of victims are limited though, in the USA. They are down to persecuting their own.

    In the last year or two they’ve fired 4 professors for accepting modern science. Two at Bryan, one at Northwest Nazarene, one at Bethel. In the last decade it is more like 10.

    One of their saints is clearly, Joseph Stalin.

  • cptdoom

    Pat Robertson, proving yet again that “only the good die young.” The only reason he’s still here is because even his god doesn’t want him in the afterlife.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Heh, now that gay marriage is legal, they’re the ones who want to redefine marriage.

  • http://wanderinweeta.blogspot.com Susannah

    … the president of the United States … his fellow Africans, cousins,…

    Is that a dog-whistle? He’s “just” throwing that in there to emphasize Obama’s blackness, and give a nod to the birthers. It’s irrelevant to the discussion on LGBT issues.

    Obama is not an African. He’s American, through and through, by birth, by culture, and by choice. And, counting only biological heritage, as white as he is black. But catch an American racist admitting that! Won’t happen.

  • dan4

    I’ve never understood how conservatives can claim to be against “big government” and yet want to legally punish people for private and consensual sex acts. If said punishments are not examples of “big government,” then nothing is.

  • whheydt

    Maybe a rumor should be started, just for Robertson’s benefit, that Christianity is going to be criminalized.

  • dannorth

    @dan4″I’ve never understood how conservatives can claim to be against “big government”

    A while back another commentor explained that they want government that is small enough to fit in a bedroom.

    I wish I could give credit where it is due.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Re-criminalized. When Lawrence v. Texas struck down “sodomy” and “crimes against nature” laws in 2003, 14 states had such laws in place. Twelve years later, people are still being harassed, arrested and charged with these crimes even though they cannot be prosecuted, and people are still being denied employment, housing and custodial rights because gay people are still technically criminals under state law. Until 1962, homosexuality was a felony offense in every US state and territory; by Lawrence, it was still a felony in Michigan (punishable by up to 15 years in prison) and Idaho (punishable by life in prison.)

    I am not surprised that a wanna-be theocrat wishes to return to such a world.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    On another topic entirely, I’ve always been just too amused at the “white courtesy phone” joke.

    Maybe it’s just because of when I was born and to whom, but I first heard it in the form,

    Mr Botha? Paging Mr P.W. Botha to the White courtesy phone, please.

    I wonder how long some form of the joke might have been in circulation before then. Whoever originated it had moment of brilliance in creating that sly, wry bit of humor.

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    Is this even news? It’s the undying Pat Robertson… then again, if you need material worth mocking or being horrified there he does have an ample supply.