Christian fundamentalist and homophobic televangelist Pat Robertson has made many absurd statements in the past. Appearing to top himself again by commenting on the Orlando shootings, Roberson believes that liberal LGBT activists allied themselves with Muslims and are now reaping what they sowed. Here’s what he said:
“The left is having a dilemma of major proportions and I think for those of us who disagree with some of their policies, the best thing to do is to sit on the sidelines and let them kill themselves.”
Robertson, known for his comments against Muslims and homosexuals who he believes are both an abomination to humanity, spewed his hatred on the program The 700 Club. Robertson thinks that progressives have two favorite groups, Muslims and LGBT, but they have a dilemma because according to him, Muslims hate gays:
“We’re looking at a favored group by the left, the homosexuals, and that in Islam is punishable by death or imprisonment or some sanction, so what are the left going to do? How are they going to describe it? And they don’t know quite what to do now. The fact that this Islamic gentleman opens fire in a gay nightclub and kills almost 50 homosexuals, that says something and tells the fact that Islam is against homosexuality, so the liberals are going to be scrambling to find some rationale, I think they’re going to have a hard time doing it.”
He also made sure to politicize the issue by saying that Donald Trump was right and now “he’s riding high”:
“In the meantime, Donald Trump is riding high because he said we should screen these people and he’s absolutely right. We should screen them. So the left is saying, ‘Oh you’re anti-Muslim, you’re racist’ and all this. Suddenly, that part of the narrative doesn’t play too well and they’re stuck as to what to do. But Trump is enjoying a victory.”
Robertson also criticized the president, believing him to be to soft on Muslims. He then rambled about the relationship between Muslims and homosexuals, saying that the relationship is “murky” because Lawrence of Arabia had spent a night with a sheik and the sheik performed homosexual acts on him.
Pat Robertson, a man who’s spent his life masquerading as a Christian but in reality is a hateful bigot like Donald Trump, is using the Orlando tragedy to send a message of hate.
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