Pat Robertson crossed the line ages ago, now it’s just about gawking at how far he’ll go.

You know all those other videos of Pat Robertson saying insane things?  You know: the ones you weep after watching because you realize that hundreds of thousands of people (if not more) give credence to Robertson’s opinion?  Forget about them.  This one makes Robertson’s other comments look like Stephen Hawking’s best work on black holes.  In fact, I’m having to use Vimeo because the Christian Broadcast Network is having all other clips of this bit taken down from youtube, presumably because even they know that this one is about as far into crazytown as one can go.

Robertson Uncensored: Gay Rings Give People AIDS from Right Wing Watch on Vimeo.


While responding to a question from a woman who wondered if it was wrong for the church not to inform her that a man she was driving to worship services is “dying of AIDS,” Robertson admitted that he “used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact.”

AIDS may be spread through sexual contact?  How long has Robertson been sitting on this information?

“There are laws now, I think the homosexual community has put these draconian laws on the books that prohibit people from discussing this particular affliction, you can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure, but you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS,” he continued.

It’s actually the opposite.  Not only does every AIDS help organization encourage you to do the moral thing and tell the people you may have exposed, in some states you are legally required to tell certain people once you are diagnosed.

But that wasn’t even his dissertation from the University of Wingnuttia.  No, no, brace yourself for this:

“You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”

Gay people want to get others, and so the gay people (who, of course, have AIDS) have devised a clever way to spread AIDS…because gay people don’t just want the same rights or to marry who they choose, they want to murder other people.

For people who believe a guy rose from the dead, walked on water, that someone was turned into a pillar of salt, and more, I guess it’s not really the most irrational thing they’ve ever heard.  But god damn…

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Loqi

    Those must be some pretty well-engineered rings if they can cut the other person, cut the wearer, and then force the wearer’s blood into the wound. Those gays, man. Clever and insidious they are.

    • Christopher Borum

      Exactly. It would be easier to just spit into the victim’s dickhole.

      • Loqi

        I think they’ve designed a bracelet that does exactly that. They’re very fond of Rube Goldberg accessories. They also have a James Bond style wristwatch that fires an AIDS beam.

        • Zinc Avenger

          I hear they’re drawing up plans for an orbital AIDS cannon, but they’re having trouble with deciding whether it will be pink or rainbow striped.

    • JFields

      The instruments of Satan are capable of anything ;-)

    • Artor

      To the drawing table!!!

      • Zinc Avenger

        Yes, to the drawing table for gay sex, then afterwards, to draw up diabolical plans like glasses with built in AIDS-ray vision.

  • Jasper

    “You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”

    I swear this guy is a paranoid schizophrenic… as though they’re the Brotherhood of Nod who decided to seed Tiberium across the planet to cultivate the next level of human evolution.

    • Loqi

      Strangely, it’s the anti gay side that elevates a charismatic leader to demigod status and believes in peace through power.

  • iknklast

    But….but…but…gay sex is so icky! What more do you need to know?

    I could see through Pat Robertson when I was 10. The fleas on my dog are less gullible than to believe Pat.

  • SansDeus

    At least he had to clarify for her not to have sex with the elderly man. Because that was always an option of the driver…

  • EvolutionKills

    Every time this man speaks…

  • Jasper

    I like to picture that this man has crossed the line so far that he’s circumvented the globe and is re-crossing the line for the nth time.

  • Roger

    I see the line as lying whimpering in the dirt with Pat’s cloven hoof marks all up and down it’s back.

  • Zinc Avenger

    With all the unstoppable power of the gays, I’m surprised Pat Robertson has the courage to stand up to them with his uncountable millions of personal dollars, billions of corporate dollars, a media network, and legions of followers who hang on his every word as coming from the lips of their deity.

    He must cry himself to sleep in fear in his multi-million dollar mansion every night, terrified that his bodyguards and his god won’t protect him from the gays.

  • JethroElfman

    The ring as murder weapon was used in Frank Herbert’s novel Dune. They called it the gom jabbar .

  • Lurker111

    Robertson: Watching him is like watching a perpetual train wreck.

  • Ani J. Sharmin

    Every time Pat Robertson is in the news/gets some attention for something horrible he said, I’m amazed that he still somehow still has enough support to have a television show. The fact that he’s a chancellor of a university is even more startling (though I guess that’s just because he founded it). It’s party because of people like this that there is a stigma associated with HIV/AIDS (instead of people seeing it like they do other illnesses/infections).

    • CottonBlimp

      I might be wrong about this, but I think the explanation is that his show is a mandatory part of ABC Family – no matter who owns the channel, part of the contract is that they have to host the 700 Club a certain number of times a day. It might not have been a big deal when ABC first bought the channel or when FOX owned it (Christians being bastards wasn’t so controversial back then) but now ABC would really prefer to be rid of the show.

  • JethroElfman

    The video is back up! Parts of it at least… Gays Are Trying to Spread AIDS Through Bladed Rings