Pat Robertson: God Will Destroy America Because of Gay Marriage

On the 700 Club today, televangelist Pat Robertson warned viewers that gay marriage will bring the Wrath of God upon America.

 

Congratulations Pat, you just morphed into Harold Camping on steroids.

 

The 81 year old Christian Conservative, who drew the public’s attention after claiming Haiti’s Earthquake hit the island due to a ‘pact with the Devil,’ made his prophetic remark after a segment regarding New York legalizing same sex marriage.

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“I think we need to remember the term sodomy came from a town known as Sodom, and Sodom was destroyed by God Almighty and the thing that they practiced was homosexual activity and even they tried to rape angels who came down there, so that’s the kind of people they were,” Robertson said. “But beyond that, Jesus when He spoke of Sodom He didn’t say anything about the homosexuality he talked about just the fact that business was as usual until God decided to destroy it. And He sent an angel down there and He said to Lot and his family, ‘get out now because I’m gonna destroy this whole area.’ That’s where sodomy came from, we use the term sodomy and it means Sodom. What’s it like? We’re heading that way as a nation. In history there’s never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn’t one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, ‘What’s going to happen to America?’ Well if history is any guide, the same thing’s going to happen to us.”

That was not Sodom’s sin, but at any rate, in honor of Robertson’s idiocy, a few of his quotes:

 

“The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

Pat Robertson, on nuking the State Department:

 

Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up.

 

He not only focuses on how the gay community should live, but women are included in his brand of stupid:

I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that’s the way it is, period.

 

Yes, that was painful.  Congratulations New York, you rock!

  • Sally

    Can he send that “your husband is the head of the household” quote to Sarah please? Wonder how he feels about women pols anyway…is it OK if they insist they are devout followers and send him money? The man is a little too full of himself.As is the whole GOP, frankly….this nation was not founded on Christianity, does not PRACTICE Christianity, which is based on the teachings of a loving and pacifist Christ, and there is no place in DC for people who want to force their theology on everyone else, while tearing down democracy.

    • http://FreakOutNation.com Anomaly100

      @Sally, That would be appropriate and I’d like to see some Palin-spite directed toward one of their religious right leaders. You know, for laughs.

      Great idea Sally.

  • Shiva

    I seen this video somewhere’s, and it made me sick. If this man wasn’t in the Christian religion for just the money he would know that everything he says is a lie. But let’s face it him, Falwell, Billy Graham and boy wonder are all in it for the money and are required to say these things to get the checks rolling in.

    I cannot stomach this person. He is so far beyond religious that he makes a mockery of the word religion. He reminds me of foghorn Leghorn ad-libbing

  • http://republic-of-gilead.blogspot.com Ahab

    What’s REALLY painful is listening to Pat Robertson’s rhetoric!

    Robertson’s homophobia, misogyny, and callousness toward the downtrodden are disgusting. Why do so many Christians still take this man seriously?

  • Neosopheus

    I wish I could be a silly old senile buffoon. People actually watch this guy?

  • novenator

    [shamelessly stolen from another forum]:

    Gay Marriage Will Destroy Pat Robertson Because of America

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammysings Sammy

    Pat Robertson loves (certain select parts of) of his Bible.

  • Notpat

    he loves predicting the end of everything but his own show.
    But seriously what was the Sin of the City of Sodom?

    • Scott

      @Notpat,

      Wasn’t it inhospitality towards the angels the lord sent to check things out? I’m pretty sure the “sin of Sodom” was “being an asshole to strangers.”

      • Notpat

        @Scott,
        They were though I looked at the story and Lot was a bigger asshole to his daughters. But the angels were there to check the town out. Abraham had haggled God down to not destroying the place if he could find ten good mn still left, so they had been up to something else. I couldn’t find it though.

  • chinggis khaan

    Hey Pat, the devil will be coming to collect on the deal you made with him soon enough!

  • http://www.madnessletters.com Bradyn

    What has Pat ever been wrong before?

  • Cryo

    Well, homosexuality has worked well for traditional “child-rearing” in the Catholic church. 😛

    Oh, yeah, lets not forget how moral a dad Lot was. Telling the crowd” “You can’t to rape the angels? Here, take my daughters instead.” It’s all right there in the “good” book.

  • http://www.politicsplus.org/blog TomCat

    Once he said God would send a hurricane to devastate Disney World for ending LGBT discrimination. The next hurricane to make landfall in the US hit Virginia Beach and damaged his HQ.

    About God… she has a marvelous sense of humor. 😀

  • Bob

    Who knew that the US was as fragile as cotton candy in a rainstorm?

  • RepubAnon

    Does this mean God will inflict Michelle Bachmann upon the US like a plague of boils?

  • obijuanmartinez

    Maybe Pat or one of these other medieval minds can finish the 2nd chapter of the Sodom & G parable – It ends with Lot’s wife being turned to a pillar of salt for looking at the destruction of her hometown, and is punctuated by not one but BOTH of Lot’s daughters getting him drunk, sleeping with him, and getting knocked up!

    This is the family god found worthy of saving? How come the zealots never mention that bit? Beyond that, within the Sodom tale, Lot bravely offers these 2 dear daughters to the town mob (who were there to rape the 2 angels being put up in Lot’s digs…) to placate their horny er, “zest”! And this guy was worthy to live???

    • nonnymoose

      @obijuanmartinez, slight correction there. from observation of the passages in question: Lot wasnt a believer it seems… but yes Lot did attempt to put up a trade – though the sex identity (or lack thereof) of an angel is never clearly described in the bible, they appear to have been of male description, at least in these passages. hence the homosexual connotation to the story. (gen. 19v5 and referred to as men later on)

      so far as it goes, Lot doesnt appear to be a god botherer nor his daughters. my reading is that it wasnt that the guy was worthy to live, but rather that his *uncle* Abraham cared enough to plead on his behalf regardless the things Lot had or had not done…. he does so in 14 and implicitly pleads for him again later on (18v16 on). i prefer to think that THAT – Abrahams thought for his nephew – is the kind of ‘godly’ man that is the point of the story, rather than Lot himself. i definitely feel it is incorrect to see Lot as the ‘moral’ one in the story. the only reason he was ‘worthy’ of saving is because of his relative, and the concern Abraham had for him.

      oh and agreed, its mostly about being an asshole to strangers – while also likely being about invading the asshole of stangers(19v5, remember?). and offering daughters up instead? there are definitely reprehensible aspects of the story.

      as far as daughters shagging the old man? lets be honest: for those reading genesis it must be clear that if not with Adam the first children must have been shagging each other. the prohibition against interfamilial relations comes later on – but in any case, at that point in time, Lot craps his pants that people will remember him (as a resident/refugee from sodom?) so he lights out for the mountains (19v30 on) where there are no other men around. ultimately the daughters decide that to perpetuate the bloodline that is the tack they will take.

      the children from said union are Moab and Ben-Ammi – who ultimately become frequent enemies of those of the line of Abraham in Isaac later on, in the form of Moabites and Ammonites(19v36). in this respect i see this part of the story as a historical explanatory to the Israelites as to where they ‘fit in’ to the people around them. it certainly doesnt confer they are good people or chosen people of god.

      As for Pat Robertson, he is a grade A asshole. asides from the stopped clock twice – or i prefer, once – a day (12h or 24h clock) aspect, most of what he says is absolute trash. top recommendation for people to ignore, in my book. those quotes up there, painful? thats an understatement…. ugh.

  • Rick Bryant

    gawd needs to nuke this old coot fart NOW….not later…g’bye!!!!

  • Driverside

    Pat didn’t give a specific date! I need to know, so I can give all my money and stuff to his church, and get myself ruptured.

  • http://www.hippieland.net wanderingbear

    Man. Christians are stupid.

  • http://gospeljebuscrust.blogspot.com/ James M. Martin

    Not to forget, this is a guy who said pretty much the same crap at one of the Republican Presidential Conventions not too many years back. Queer people all over the country complained. Look where he is coming from: he is an Irish Catholic. Catholic dogma says homosexuality, male or female is a no-no, yet the Vatican hides behind its “statehood” to prevent investigations that would show that the Popes know all about the sheltering of pedophile priests. Lawyers will tell you there is an almost impenetrable shield secreting away miscreants in robes let go with slaps on the wrist in the form of rehab and reassignment to other parishes where they can sin some more. Pat Buchanan puts his religious beliefs (and very likely the Vatican) above his belief in the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence from Europe says that all men are equals, not just all heterosexual men.

  • Larry

    Now let me get this clear, being gay bad. But Lot raping his daughters? Hey, NO PROBLEM! It’s a “Christian Value”!

    What the f–k ever, Robertson……..

  • Lorna

    (Hi Freak Out. Spotted this goodie on the www.)

    WHAT WILL DESTROY AMERICA

    Jesus predicted 2000 years ago (in Luke 17) that just before His return to earth as Judge, there will be a strange worldwide fad notable for its speed, boldness, violence, and impudent in-your-face openness. He called this craze the repetition of the “days of Lot” (see Genesis 19 for details). By helping to fulfill this spontaneous worldwide mania quietly coordinated by unseen forces, gays are actually hurrying up the final Judgeship of Christ. What’s really scary is the phrase “reprobate mind” found in Romans 1:28. One can ignore one’s conscience so much that God finally turns that person over to the “reprobate mind” of the most diabolical leader of evil in the universe. When this happens it’s almost as if the brainwashed human being has signed a statement saying “I don’t ever want God and don’t care if I end up in Hell!” The entire first chapter of Romans explains why God is forced to eventually and sorrowfully abandon certain individuals who constantly choose evil over good and ignore their conscience! If you’re laughing at this message, you may have almost reached the point of no return. Be sure to keep on laughing when God allows entire cities to be suddenly destroyed. Revelation 16:18-19 describes the greatest earthquake of all time which will level the “cities of the nations” – a quake that’s never achieved this in the past. There’s only one thing that can destroy America – no matter who becomes President – and that’s a four-letter word: EVIL. Change the letters and you can become totally VILE (and thus do your part to force God to send America even more disasters). Or better yet, you can turn to Christ (He’s the “Creator” that America’s founders referred to). And He’s alive and promises to reveal Himself to you if you will just pray to Him in your own words and tell Him what you need! If you decide to partner with Him, He can change the letters in EVIL and show you how you can really LIVE – and you’ll kick yourself for not checking Him out sooner! Remember, He can forgive and erase from His records ANY sin – even murder – since He’s the only Saviour who can do this! I write this in the spirit of love because I care for the part of you that will live forever in either Heaven or Hell!

  • Jasandros

    This World in its current immoral state will reject every effort to reverse the Cancer of sin and filth that has spread throughout the earth. To argue with most people about the validity of the Bible will only cause vile insults to be heaped upon ones head as the Bible has, for all intents and purposes, been rejected and is no longer honored as the Word of the Almighty. The deviant behavior and foulness of today’s society was prophesied long ago and should be of no surprise to Christians. We are hated today more than at any other time in modern History, but then that’s the way it has always been. Christians have always been persecuted by those who curse Christianity. Most people have chosen to go their own way without any moral restraints thereby turning their backs on God. They have decided to find out for themselves whether or not Hell is real. The awful truth will dawn on them as they awaken from death to the flames of eternal damnation. Only then will they fully understand the enormity of their choices….but then it will be too late. The horror will be beyond anything Hollywood could ever imagine and the realness and finality of it all will be totally maddening. At the moment, there is STILL time for those who desire to come to Jesus to do so. There is no sin that you have committed that could separate you from the Love of God and his total forgiveness.

  • Jasandros

    This World in its current immoral state will reject every effort to reverse the Cancer of sin and filth that has spread throughout the earth. To argue with most people about the validity of the Bible will only cause vile insults to be heaped upon ones head as the Bible has, for all intents and purposes, been rejected and is no longer honored as the Word of the Almighty. The deviant behavior and foulness of today’s society was prophesied long ago and should be of no surprise to Christians. We are hated today more than at any other time in modern History, but then that’s the way it has always been. Christians have always been persecuted by those who curse Christianity. Most people have chosen to go their own way without any moral restraints thereby turning their backs on God. They have decided to find out for themselves whether or not Hell is real. The awful truth will dawn on them as they awaken from death to the flames of eternal damnation. Only then will they fully understand the enormity of their choices….but then it will be too late. The horror will be beyond anything Hollywood could ever imagine and the realness and finality of it all will be totally maddening. At the moment, there is STILL time for those who desire to come to Jesus to do so. There is no sin that you have committed that could separate you from the Love of God and his total forgiveness.