‘Vomit,’ and Five Other Things Pat Robertson Has Said About Gays

A Vomit button for photos of gays — that’s what televangelist Pat Robertson now wants to see on Facebook

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A Vomit button for photos of gays — that’s what televangelist Pat Robertson now wants to see on Facebook. His statement, made today on his popular television program The 700 Club, is just the latest in his decades-long anti-gay tirade, and should come as no shock from the man who thinks wife beating should be legal and who thinks a man can divorce his wife if she gets too sick. Today’s program also included his interpretation of an ancient Old Testament passage that the land will vomit out gays because homosexuality is an abomination to God.

Robertson is a conservative pastor who founded the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and who ran for U.S. President in 1988. Nearly 1 million people watch his show The 700 Club every day, according to CBN, and it is carried on ABC Family cable network, FamilyNet, Trinity Broadcasting Network and numerous local U.S. television stations.

Here’s what Robertson said about the Vomit button:

And here’s his Old Testament justification, in which he says that “the land vomited them out”:

This is by no means the first time Robertson has made such inflammatory comments. Here’s a roundup:

In 1992, Robertson called a caller from Aiken, S.C., a “homo” during a commercial break on Larry King Live:

In 1998, Robertson attributed Florida’s wildfires to lightning strikes from God as punishment for Gay Days at Disney World:

“And you know, as I’ve been reading and praying, we had quite a flap the other day when we were talking about that gay pride day in Orlando and everybody laughed, but nevertheless, here’s what I saw in the Bible,” Robertson said. “‘There was an angel who sounded,’ it said, ‘his trumpet and there came hail and fire’ — and, of course, fire is lightning — ‘and it was hurled down upon the earth’ … And that’s exactly what is happening.”

Two days after 9/11, Robertson invited Jerry Falwell on his show and agreed with him that gays and lesbians (and abortionists and feminists) were responsible for the terrorist attacks.

In 2011, Robertson called abortion a conspiracy by lesbians to put themselves on an equal playing field with straight women.

In May 2013, Robertson compares gays to rapists, murderers and thieves.

51 comments
SandraNettles
SandraNettles

I agree with what Robertson said.  It's disgusting!

awxaxwaxw
awxaxwaxw

I think he's in the closet himself and this is his way of fighting his true feelings.

edlf
edlf

Is there such a thing as pro-gay tirades?

michaelwenusa
michaelwenusa

Robertson's religion is all his own make.  I call what he believes 'Krystianity'  It is fake Christianity and does more to confuse people about who Jesus really is than inform them of Jesus' true nature.  So please, when you blast Robertson don't blast Christianity along with him.  Biblical Christianity has a lot more love  in it than one might get the impression of from Robertson

mydads1st
mydads1st

I love the comedy this pompous pulpit pounding preacher brings to these blogs. He calles himself a man of God, when in truth he's a zealoted bogot. i need a laugh ever so often, so it's OK to post his outlandish comments. He's really and angry old man without any capability, qualifying standing and passes gas upwind!

RodVenger
RodVenger

Homosexuality is wrong. If you think that humping sh*t sausage is an act of 'love', normal in any way, then you're suffering from a mental defect. 

NativeOregonian
NativeOregonian

Pat Robertson is a hate-filled man. And from a Freudian point of view, he protests too much. What is he hiding about his own sorry self? Is he a homosexual, closeted man who hates himself? That would be my guess. And he calls himself a Christian? He is the farthest thing from anything Christian that can be imagined. He is obsessed with gayness.

ClavellJackson
ClavellJackson

Keep digging Pat. And they wonder why church attendance is down?

wrathbrow
wrathbrow

This person makes me glad to call myself an atheist. We don't need mythology to be able to be good people.

BorisIII
BorisIII

Society keeps advancing as older generations die out and new ones take over.  In the south during the 80's it was still cool to be racist.  Since the Slim Shaddy generation in the late 90's its now uncool to be racist in the south.

sacredh
sacredh

Listening to Pat Robertson for moral advice is like choosing a cannibal for a 69 partner. It is NEVER, EVER a good idea.

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

The thing that disturbs me the most is that the media actually believes that this con man speaks for the majority of conservatives. This man doesn't speak for anyone that I know, and his views of gays is vile. This man makes millions of dollars by espousing these views to the far right religious lunatics. Like I have said many times in the swamp, follow the money and you will find the scoundrel.

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

Remember that next time you watch one of those adorable Disney movies, that you're helping provide this guy his platform.

levisha
levisha

you know what...we're coming to the end of our days, when you think gays and lesbians are common and your moral consciousness tells nothing about them.

TheNormalDeviant
TheNormalDeviant

My mother watches 700 club, and she expects me to heed Pat Robertson's "holy" sermons and lessons. Pressing me to convert into a Christian is a pinch on my cheek, but targeting individuals because of our different beliefs is an upper-cut to my stomach. Robertson is simply pathetic. He insists an inane "vomit" button for gay photos on Facebook. Really, his biased opinions will provoke the LGBT committee to round-house kick him with LGBT promotions. 

 Oh, and Robertson- you juxtaposing rapists, thieves, and murders with homosexual people is basically you juxtaposing doctors, caregivers, and priests with heterosexual people. Your argument is absolutely invalid.   

seaann
seaann

This is another part of false religion.( Babylon the Great) Revelation 18 chapter. When the Creator acts it will be no guessing. You will know for a certain where the destruction is coming from.

 Examples: Sodom & Gomorrah, The Flood of Noah's Day, Moses bringing the nation out of Egypt)        (Genesis 19 chapter)( Genesis Chapter 6-9)(Exodus Chapters 7-14)

The unclean practices are condemned. But many people can and have changed.

 1 Corinthians 6:9,10,11 says, that is what you were. A clear indication that changes must be made.

9 What! Do YOU not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men, 10 nor thieves, nor greedy persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit God’s kingdom. 11 And yet that is what some of YOU were. But YOU have been washed clean, but YOU have been sanctified, but YOU have been declared righteous in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.

The Worlds standard are not The True God's Standard. His standard is what matters. He is the Creator and what He says GOES. Like it or Not. (Psalms 83:18) Isaiah 48:13"My own hands laid the foundation of the earth, and my own right hand extended out the heavens, I am calling to them that they may keep standing together."

Agape,

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

I wonder if anyone under the age of, say 60, gives even the slightest sh1t  about what Pat Robertson has to say about anything. 

S_Deemer
S_Deemer

Unfortunately, blood bank testing has eliminated the possibility that Mr. Robertson might pick up HIV from a contaminated blood transfusion, but we can always hope that he will be struck by lightning or involved in a fatal accident.

sacredh
sacredh

Dear Lord and VIZIO, please forgive me. I'm going to teabag Pat the next time I see him on tv.

sacredh
sacredh

Pat Robertson is the kind of person that atheists like to point to as what's wrong with religion. And we're right. But Pat Robertson no more represents mainstream Christianity than McDonald's represents gourmet cooking. He's cheap with little value. Robertson profanes religion, he doesn't represent it. He's the dark underside that exists within all of us. Pat just takes his hatred and bigotry and tries to find justification for his own lack of values by cherry picking a line here and line there from the Bible and twisting it. Hell awaits a slug like Pat.



JustRon
JustRon

It would be good if his body joined his brain in death.

His dead brain has been longing for his body to join it for years.

Budi_Ningsih
Budi_Ningsih

I'd say Pat Robertson is whatever it is he said in all those videos. He needs to be send back to the Creator of Life for creating hatred on Earth

albert71292
albert71292

I'd like a "Vomit" button for every time I see a photo or mention of Pat Robertson!

TyPollard
TyPollard

@RodVenger 

FIxation on the sex act while ignoring emotional and sexual attraction is where you go wrong and display your ignorance. Fixate much?

jmac
jmac

@RodVenger It depends on your definition of "normal".    And a lot of heterosexuals do just what you mentioned.  The bottom line is it's none of your business what a hetero does with his wife.   

Stubbycat
Stubbycat

@wrathbrow Atheism is as much a "myth" as the shallow churchianity that Robertson embraces. Our universe, which includes everyone, is infused with an intelligence, life, love and power that can hardly be explained in finite human terms. I am convinced that the spiritual concepts I am exploring help me each day to solve problems, heal my mind and body and help me to be a better person overall. Is your atheism helping you to do any of this? If so, then more power to you. But I think that the malpractice of skepticism toward spiritual reality is made more vividly alive in you because of your religion of atheism and perhaps you exist more on the level of a unenlightened Pat Robertson much more than you think.

jmac
jmac

@terryclifton1 Really, terryclifton?  He doesn't speak for the majority of  conservatives?   Yes, he does.  I used to watch CBN all the time and it was certainly a precursor of Fox.   It exists to spout the Republican cause and to get Republicans elected.  That's why he started his judicial school when he couldn't get senators to fall in line.   And it worked.   He represents the Republican party of today just as much as Rush does.   And in case you missed it, he represents Scalia's views on gays.  He represents Thomas's views on gays, and Alito, and Roberts.  That would be the CONSERVATIVE judges.  He speaks with them and for them.    

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

@levisha 

my moral conscience tells me i have no right to tell another person how to live their life

roknsteve
roknsteve

@seaann Yeah, we've been hearing this nonsense for 2500 years.  A bunch of primitive ideas made up by nomads living in the desert.  Plus whats-his-name who's coming back to fix everything.  Guess what, he's not coming.  I deny the christian god in the name of the Creator.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

@Paul,nnto I doubt it (I sure don't). But it's still good to know what the right-wing meme for next week will be. 

sacredh
sacredh

Maybe even a cheek to cheek he won't be expecting.

roknsteve
roknsteve

@sacredh Wow Sacredh, I read your comment and then it disappeared and then it came back.  Pat Roberslug brings out the crazy.  

mickmcgoo
mickmcgoo

Pat Robertson has lost his way.   This does not sound at all like something Jesus would have said. 

sacredh
sacredh

"And a lot of heterosexuals do just what you mentioned."

The hershey highway is also on the road to love. Pretty effective as birth control too. 

sacredh
sacredh

"Our universe, which includes everyone, is infused with an intelligence"

Ever been to Mississippi?

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

@jmac

wrong. just wrong. your ignorance is impressive

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

I was referring to the fiscal conservatives that only care about domestic policies. If you look at the statics, most of the country are more moderate on social issues. The Tea Party was formed over fiscal issues, taxation and spending issues. The media lumped them in with people like Robertson because they were lazy and dishonest, and then went on a witch hunt nationwide. I don't belong to any formal Tea Party Group, but I agree on most of their fiscal arguments, does that make me a Tea Party Member, no, it doesn't. Most of you liberals march lockstep by your ideology, and you criticize anyone who doesn't drink your Kool-Aid. You marginalize and when you lose the argument, you find some moral equivalence to make yourselves feel better. I'm not saying you do it a lot, but a lot of your compatriots are guilty, and when they do, I'm here to point it out to them.

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

@jmac @terryclifton1  

He speaks to the far right religious fanatics who blame all of our social ills on the devil. I wouldn't place him next to the Westboro Baptist Church, but he's damn close. I support gay marriage, does that make me a liberal? I support legalizing drugs, does that make me a liberal? Just because people share similar views, doesn't mean we are cut from the same cloth. Equating a television network who's only goal is shucking and jiving believers out their money versus a news network is stretch even for you. I don't watch Fox, but I doubt they are bringing people to the alter, and then fleecing them out of their money. All Though, I have heard on Neil Boortz that he refers to Sean Hannity as "Baby Jesus', so you might a point, lol.

sacredh
sacredh

I noticed a mis-spelling and edited it.

demej00
demej00

@mickmcgoo Yeah, Jesus would have said," Oh you're ok - go sin some more."

jmac
jmac

@terryclifton1 @jmac @cjh2nd  No, you couldn't say the same about MSNBC and Occupy.  Fox was caught organizing the Tea Party and jobs were lost.  They had a drum beat; MSNBC had a discussion.  Big difference.    You want to lower the debt?  Like Reagan? - he tripled it.   Like Bush, jr?  He doubled it and it was an even higher amount than Reagan tripling it.   Taxing the middle class while you hand the top one percent more money does nothing to lower our debt.  The Tea Party and Bush Jr voodoo economics (Paul Ryan/ Ayn Rand) - same thing.  Doesn't work.   

terryclifton1
terryclifton1

@jmac @terryclifton1 @cjh2nd  

Really? Then explain why the Tea Party started their rallies and marches on Tax Day? I could say the same thing about MSNBC being a defacto supporter of the Occupy Movement. Again, your attempt to marginalize is weak. I support anyone who wants to lower our our debt, do away with reckless spending, and wants to simply the tax code. 

jmac
jmac

@terryclifton1 @cjh2nd @jmac You are ignoring Pat's law school and his push for many years to get Federalists on the lower courts and on the Supreme Court.  It worked.   The TEa Party wasn't formed on fiscal issues - The Tea was formed and pushed aggressively by Fox News and one of the largest reasons was social issues.  And if you agree with the Tea Party on fiscal issues - Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz or Mike Lee and the gang controlling the House - you don't have a clue about being fiscally responsible.   

jmac
jmac

You need to watch his show.   His big thing is the stock market (after getting Federalist on the courts).  You'd probably agree with his economic message.  He's big on giving advice on Wall Street.      His only goal wasn't shucking and jiving - his goal was the likes of Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts.  His law school was a success.  He got what he wanted.   That's powerful.  

SandraNettles
SandraNettles

@ARTRaveler The Bible also said that if we give the wicked no warning and they die their blood is required at our hands.  Homosexuality is wrong.  Repent.  I obey God and not man.  We give warning to homosexuals, and anyone else that lives contrary to God's word,not because we hate them but because we love them.  But I'm sure this is above your ability to understand.

ricport
ricport

@coolbreze61: Exactly. I find it interesting that some of my Christian brothers and sisters who use the Bible to deny gay people rights and claim they are all going to hell are the same ones who insist the KJV Bible is the only "true" version and is to be taken literally - word for word - all the while ignoring the fact that it is a man-translated version that has been proven time and time again to be chock full of inaccuracies. They also "pick and choose" just as much as they claim other Christians do (see their utter hypocrisy on the Old Testament Levitical laws as an example).

ricport
ricport

@demej00: Please cite the passages where Christ directly addresses homosexuality. 

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Jesus said that the greatest commandment was "to love oner another".   He didn't mention that you should hate 2.9-10% of the population that isn't like you or it got left out when they selected what would be part of the Bible and what would be left out.  And, btw, Jesus didn't speak in English and didn't have blond hair and blue eyes or he would have stood out like an albino in the Middle East.

And, somehow, I missed the memo where God retired and left Pat Robinson in charge.