Pat Robertson Tells Woman She Should Preach to Gay Men… As Long As She Stays Away from Gay Bars

On The 700 Club, Pat Robertson, who’s still around for some reason, was asked by a young woman about wanting to remain friends with a guy who is gay — because she really wants to bring him to Christ (i.e. turn him straight) — but she’s worried about hanging around “sexually immoral people.” What should she do?

Robertson’s response? Keep ministering to him and stay out of gay bars.

Meanwhile, I’m *way* more interested about Robertson’s response to the question he gets at the end of the video…

(via Joe. My. God.)

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  • http://twitter.com/Buffy2q Buffy

    It’s always OK (even downright desirable) for them to push their lifestyle on other people.  But they’re not supposed to hang around others because they might be “corrupted”.   Ugh. 

    • http://twitter.com/AchronTimeless Achron Timeless

      Well of course, their imaginary friend told them they’re right about everything.

  • I_Claudia

    I too am curious about the answer to the last question. My heart goes out to the child showing symptoms of mental illness (schizophrenia?) and I dearly hope he is taken to get proper psychiatric help and not treated as if he is posessed by demons and subjected to some awful “exorcism”.

    • Philbert

      I’m not a doctor but I think seven is a bit young for schizophrenia. I wonder if these “voices” might have anything to do with the child being taught from birth that the sky is full of magical beings who might talk to him in his head.

      • Wromeo

        There are kids born with schizophrenia. I saw a documentary about it.

  • Burpthekitten

    “Well if it’s God’s voice, obviously he should stab her…”

  • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

    Perhaps the power of Christ will be able to get the child to a psychiatrist?

  • http://twitter.com/belgianatheist Hugo

    the answer to the last question: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSDeUX4BT3A
    SCARY!!!

    • I_Claudia

       Ugh, that’s exactly what I was afraid of. I hope that childs mother has more sense than her friend and ignores this dangerous advice.

      • cipher

        Meanwhile, I wonder what happened to her in the time it took this woman to write to Pat and have the letter read onscreen.

  • Thomas Farrell

    What does he think we’re going to do to her in a gay bar? Give her an overly good recipe for devil’s food cake? Seriously, a straight woman in a gay bar is *safe*.

    • Patterrssonn

      There’s the risk that she might enjoy herself.

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

         And we can’t have that, now!

    • The Other Weirdo

       Unless we want to posit that all gay men are rapists, I’d think a straight man would be safe in a gay bar. Unless he’s in the closet, then all bets are off.

  • cipher

    From the YouTube comments:

    Why isn’t Pat Robertson dead? He has proven himself to be a waste of space on Earth many years ago.

    The reply:

    Maybe his God doesn’t want him there anymore than we want him here.

  • cipher

    Love how casually he dismisses it: “Eh – I don’t think there’s any danger of him corrupting her.”

    The woman onscreen has been his co-host for something like twenty years. I can’t abide enablers. She gazes at him with glassy-eyed devotion; he’s the center of her universe. People like her bother me more than do people like Pat. For every Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell or D. James Kennedy, there are millions of brainwashed followers who send them money and do precisely as they’re told. That’s why they’re called “authoritarians”.

  • John of Indiana

     I wanna take you to a gay bar, gay bar, gay bar, WAOW!

  • Wild Rumpus

    Funny, this is how I feel about Christians – It’s OK to be friends sith them, but stay out of their churches!

    • The Other Weirdo

       Was that a Freudian slip, or did you purposely call the Christians Sith? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesus-Chrystler/1797838676 Jesus Chrystler

    Pat is just sick of all the women in the gay bars filling up the occupancy leaving less hunks for him to pick from to take home at night!

  • Edmond

    Why does this woman’s question start like this: “I have a friend who is gay, I want him to become  a Christian…”

    When did being “gay” and being “Christian” became mutually exclusive?  Why didn’t she specify, “I have a friend who is gay AND NOT Christian”?  Are there no gay Christians?  I think there are.

    • http://twitter.com/Buffy2q Buffy

       There are gay Christians.  I used to be a Christian, and I’ve always been a lesbian.  There are, however, a large number of Christians who insist it’s impossible to be both gay and Christian because “homosexuality is incompatible with Christianity”.  Yep, the pews are filled with adulterous, divorced, lying, mixed-fiber wearing, shellfish and pork eating Christians who insist that you simply cannot call yourself a Christian if you are gay.  

  • The Other Weirdo

    What’s he afraid of? That the gay would rub off? Heh. Heh heh. I said off. Giggety.


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