He’s still alive, and he still hates the gays: Televangelist Pat Robertson claims that passage of the Equality Act will force God to destroy America.
Right Wing Watch reports:
On “The 700 Club” this morning, televangelist Pat Robertson warned that passage of the Equality Act, which seeks to add protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity to existing civil rights laws, will cause God to destroy America.
On his widely circulated television program Robertson spoke with anti-gay conservative Christian activist Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel about the Equality Act currently being considered by Congress.
Speaking with Robertson, a dishonest Staver claimed that the common-sense legislation that would simply protect LGBT people from discrimination would be “the biggest threat to religious freedom and freedom in general” ever to be considered in Congress.
After the interview Robertson railed against the proposed legislation, asking his viewers to call Congress while claiming that passage of the Equality Act would “bring the judgment of God on this nation” and cause God to destroy America:
This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America. If you want to bring the judgment of God on this nation, you just keep this stuff up. You know, I was reading in Leviticus where it said, ‘Because of these things, the land will vomit you out.’ Vomit you out. I think God will say, ‘I’ve had it with America, if you do this kind of stuff, I’m going to get rid of you as a nation.’
There is plenty of stuff that is going on. When you look at the potential of atomic war, when you look at the potential of a solar strike or something on our [electric] grid, you could go down the line of devastation that could happen to our nation. We don’t want that. We want the blessing of God, not the curse of God.
Commenting on the story, Joe.My.God. notes:
Bottom line: Pat Robertson is still alive, he still hates the gays, and he claims that passage of the Equality Act will force God to destroy America.