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.
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…