“Arguing that gays and lesbians who also identify as Christians are merely part of the “left-wing agenda,” conservative televangelist Pat Robertson offered a simple, if ineloquent, explanation with regard to his longstanding opposition to same-sex marriage. The host made headlines in an earlier broadcast after he implicated that the gay community would force Christians to like anal sex, as well as polygamy and bestiality, in an effort to “make you conform to them.”
““You’re gonna say that you like anal sex, you like oral sex, you like bestiality,” Robertson, who is no stranger to anti-gay declarations, said at the time. “Sooner or later, you’re going to have to conform your religious beliefs to the group of some abhorrent thing. It won’t stop at homosexuality.”
That being said, the conservative host is definitely not a man characterized by self-control, as evident by his numerous statements opposing LGBT rights in the United States. The latest example of that is a statement Robertson made during an interview with Newslo, saying that the people of America “need to know who to watch out for,” and that the government would be “wise to issue a detailed public list of all gays and lesbians in America.”
Robertson’s statement resembles that of Maine Mayor Robert MacDonald, who recently stated that he will submit a bill asking to create a website containing the names and addresses of poor people receiving welfare.
When asked about the obvious similarities between his and MacDonald’s intentions, Robertson admitted to “borrowing” the idea from the mayor of Maine. “When a man’s got a point, a man’s got a point,” The 700 Club host stated. “I think Mr. MacDonald’s idea is an ideal way to solve a burning issue concerning the misuse of welfare, which I also feel is a horrendous crime. So, I figured, why not apply the same brilliant solution to an even bigger and more pressing issue?”
Warned that such a list, if indeed created and made public, would like lead to the public persecution of numerous citizens of America just because they happen to be different, Robertson said: “See, that’s where you’re wrong. They’re not different; they’re abominations. You ought to know the difference between diversity and sickness.”
“The main reason why I think that list is a good idea,” he continued, “is because people need to know who to avoid, and most importantly, who the biggest threat to their children is. God-fearing Christians used to be threatened mostly by rapists, killers, thieves and pedophiles, but today, the tables have turned. Gays and lesbians are the plague of modern society and they need to be catalogued just like registered sex offenders are.”