Pat Robertson: I’m Not ‘Anti-Gay’ Because Gays Are Just Straight People Who’ve Forsaken God
While claiming he has a large homosexual audience this morning on 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson insisted that he and fellow conservative Christians are not “anti-gay” because homosexuals are really just confused straight people.
“I am very pleased that we have many, many, many homosexuals watching this program and many of them are looking for love and acceptance and help,” the minister began. “And I’m glad to report that we have thousands of these people who are saying, ‘Yes, we want to follow Jesus, we’re not happy with the lifestyle we’re in, and we want to have a better way.’ I think it’s wonderful that that’s happening.”
“We’re not anti-gay or anything,” he asserted, before explaining his belief that homosexuality has existed throughout time amongst those who have “forsaken” God. “It’s not something that is natural and when people reunite with the Lord, the Lord will get their priorities the way it is supposed to be,” he added.
Robertson concluded by arguing that those who are “into this homosexual thing” are typically victims of sexual abuse as children who, later in life think, “Well, I must be gay.”
“They aren’t,” he insisted. “They are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.”
He also speculated that homosexuals who haven’t been abused “maybe got some chromosomal damage” differing them from heterosexuals.
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