Recently on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson said that people should not view Islam as a religious faith since it is a “political system masquerading as a religion” and is really “an aggressive, military, disciplined” group “bent on world domination.” “It isn’t a ‘religion’ as such,” he said, claiming that unlike Christianity, Islam is obsessed with violently converting people throughout the world.
Robertson also added that “everything about Islam and sharia law in general is associated with some form of violence, from the most everyday rituals to religious practices, such as punishing women.” “You know, if I were a Muslim, I would probably be a serial killer by now. I mean, some of the things that Muslim men get away with are just appalling and I really don’t know how we’re still living in a world where beating your wife to death because she didn’t wash your feet before you went to bed is considered normal.”
He then turned to the LGBT community in America, stating that “Christianity, unlike Islam, is not an aggressive religion and, contrary to my personal views – gays in our country are proof of that.”
“The 700 Club” host also opined that “even though gay people are typically viewed as gentle and more feminine than straight men, in our society even the most God-fearing people find it in their hearts to accept them as members of our society. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am completely and utterly against such practice, but what are you supposed to say about a religion that’s focused on reconciliation instead of annihilation of those who are different? Christianity kicks ass in my book, I’ll tell ya that much. Islam, on the other hand? You gotta be kidding me.”
“We’re not dealing with a religion,” Robertson continued. “People say, ‘Oh, it’s just terrible, you shouldn’t discriminate one religion versus the other.’ Well, yes you can if one religion is actually a political system that is intent on dominating you and killing you. Christianity isn’t intent on dominating and killing you, it just isn’t.” He said more people would agree with him once Americans start “telling it like it is.”
And when a caller asked Robertson whether he felt there was any way of “fending off the two most dangerous evils in modern America that are radical Islamists and the gay community,” the conservative host at first seemed amused by the inquiry, appearing as though he was just waiting for that question.
“I’m no expert in military matters. Having said that, from my point of view, there is a simple way of dealing with both of these. On one hand, we have Muslims who are bred to kill and mutilate. On the other, we have gays who are focused on tearing at the very fabric of Christianity. If I had any say in the matter, I would bring about a law that would automatically turn all gays Muslim and let ISIS worry about dealing with them. In my book, that sort of a solution is something like Trump’s wall when it comes to illegal immigration: quick, effective and out of our hands,” Robertson concluded.