Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen that gay men in cities like San Francisco attempt to spread HIV/AIDS to others by cutting them with a special ring when shaking hands. However, one could not hear Robertson make the remarks on the episode his Christian Broadcasting Network posted online, as the company once again appears to have edited Robertson’s comments after they aired. While responding to a question from a woman who wondered if it was wrong for the church not to inform her that a man she was driving to worship services is “dying of AIDS,” Robertson admitted that he “used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact.” “What to say if you’re driving an elderly man whose got AIDS? Don’t have sex with them,” Robertson said, “unless there’s a cut or some bodily fluid transmission, I think you’re not going to catch it.” But Robertson didn’t stop there. “There are laws now, I think the homosexual community has put these draconian laws on the books that prohibit people from discussing this particular affliction, you can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure, but you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS,” he continued. Despite Meeuwsen’s best attempts to steer the conversation away from Robertson’s anti-gay paranoia, Robertson insisted that gay people use special rings to transmit the virus. “You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.” Watch: –
Well now they’ve taken it down. But don’t think we’re about to forget Pat. We’re All About Rings you know
Ever since his remarks were noticed there’s been much talk of Pat being “senile” and/ or “crazy.” But as anyone who has followed him with any degree of care knows that is not the case. He knows PRECISELY what he’s doing. He’s spreading hate and fear. He lives to see others suffer — especially if they’re LGBT. To regard him as “demented” or “senile” is to take him off the hook. A very serious error. For at heart he’s just like his twin brother
Like Gollum, Pat should be held responsible for his words and so should the ABC “Family Channel” which broadcasts his noxious show. That the clips has been taken down shows someone (not Pat of course) knows just what a mess he’s made
And now to sing us out, The Chairman of The Board.