On Wednesday’s edition of the 700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson seemed to lament the fact that gays are no longer being stoned to death like they were when Jesus Christ walked the earth.
Speaking about a report on a Colorado baker who supports an Arizona bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT couples, Robertson claimed that Satan is behind homosexuality, and that Jesus would not have served gay couples because they would have been stoned to death.
The following is an excerpt from Robertson’s remarks:
“I think you got to remember from the Bible, if you look carefully at the Bible what would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death. So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there.”
“But we don’t have that in this country here.” Roberson lamented, “So that’s the way it is.”
Robertson went on to further disparage the LGBT community, claiming that homosexuality is “a meaningless exercise because it doesn’t go anywhere,” and saying:
“Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have to recognize what I said a few years ago, at that point homosexual marriage was condemned, homosexuality itself was considered a pathology and now those that are practicing that activity have turned and become the oppressors of those who hold deeply-held religious points of view, the tables have turned.”
In short, Robertson at once both laments the fact that gays are no longer being stoned to death as prescribed by the Bible, and believes he and his fellow Christians are being oppressed because LGBT people are asking for and beginning to receive equal treatment under the law.