what happens behind the desk of Pat Robertson

pat robertsons desk cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

CBN has already yanked the video in which Robertson claimed that gays were intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS with rings designed to cut their victims when they shook hands.

You can read the story here.

Robertson issued a non-apology, which seem to be getting increasingly popular these days:

“I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said.”

When I first saw the story, I thought, “People can’t make this stuff up!” He just keeps coming up with amazingly ridiculous stuff. But then I saw this cartoon where, actually, perhaps they really are making it up! I mean, look at the press!

Enough people buy it to make it worth selling.

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  • Pat Robertson is someone that I simply do not pay attention to anymore. This is not to say that he isn’t worth loving/etc, but his opinions/thoughts are either so offensive or wish-washy that it’s not worth spending time dwelling on.

  • tom sellier

    “Enough people buy it to make it worth selling.”
    And David said what the heck I might as well get my two cents worth.
    Pat Robertson condemns homosexuality and David appeases. Two oars in the same boat.

  • Al Cruise

    Truth is Pat Robertson is the true face of the American Evangelical Church today, he says things out in the open, what others are careful to say only behind closed doors.

  • I have personally heard in Christian small group bible studies almost every crazy thing that Pat Robertson has said that has been caught on video. The only difference is that he has a mike and a video camera in front of him (and a larger audience).

  • Al Cruise

    Your so right Jeff, any of us who have spent time in that culture, have heard some pretty strange stuff. Some of it from people with advanced degrees in religious studies.

  • I think that certain people should simply retire or roll over already…

  • klhayes

    There is something deviously briliant about what Pat Robertson does. He appeals tot he extremist Christians who really believe this stuff and in him. And by sort of backtracking, he appeals to those who are more moderate but still respect him while still maintaining the loyalty of the extremists.

  • Worthless Beast

    Meh, I haven’t listened to Pat in a long time. It seems like he’s a media darling, though – as in, at least once a month, people are “shocked an appalled” but stuff he says.

    Does anyone ever consider the man’s age? I mean, really, now, media… and his followers…

    I hate to sound like an ageist, but, really… if any of us reach an advanced age and die lucid, we will be lucky. Most of us will probably get a degree of loopy-doo in our brains before the end, even those who aren’t officially “senile” or suffering other conditions can still be a bit… Grandpa Simpson-like. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least to hear a news story about Pat coming on air with an onion tied to his belt and ranting about how in the old days, people got five bees for a quarter.

    I hope that my probably eventual and inevitable age-related sanity-slippage will be fun (and that I won’t have any cameras on me then).

  • Worthless Beast

    That’s weird. I don’t remember too much of that when I was going to a Southern Baptist church… I think most of “my people” then were fairly intelligent people, though. The worst I heard was right after 9/11, one man who was running the adult night Bible study was parroting Falwell’s sentiments. I questioned him – a lot, coming to the defense of the innocent people who’d apparently suffered “God’s judgement.” I didn’t come out of it thinking this gentle man was a bad person, though – just someone who, like everyone else at the time, was shocked, confused and looking for answers / someone to blame. In other words, the “ignorant” man was a human being.

    This conversation and the spreading of weird rumors reminds me, however, of what went on in grade school / junior high with rumors spread around the halls. “Gasp! You can get AIDS from a toilet-seat!” “Did you hear about people putting dirty needles in theater seats?” “I heard a rumor that they serve cat-meat at Sizzler…” and etc. of things that eleven and twelve year olds believe and spread around the playground because they don’t know much about the world outside themselves. — Having seen more of it in a non-church setting tells me that this kind of closed-off, “gasp! those other people and what they do!” rumors are pretty much a human-thing.

  • Kathy_fibroDAZE

    Total Double Speak that so-called “apology” of Robertson’s

  • In short, what I think you’re trying to say is that he knows how to ride the fence. lol

  • Al Cruise

    Most of your people were “fairly intelligent”. Were do categorize Pat Robertson?

  • Worthless Beast

    I don’t quite understand your grammar. Are you asking me where do I categorize Robertson or where did they? I honestly haven’t been to church (any church) in almost a decade, so if you’re itching to accuse me of something, you’re barking up the wrong tree. I used to watch him 10 or 12 years ago and regret it, is all I can say. As for the people at my erstwhile church, I don’t remember him being mentioned, except by me once when I was complaining about him.