On the US TV show the 700 Club March 26th, Pat Robertson said that Satan is behind homosexuality and that Jesus wouldn’t have served gay couples since they would have been stoned to death.
I nearly got into a heated debate as well as it came on local cable source here in Jamaica with my sister in law's sister who is well aware of my sexuality and saw the clip, she claimed that the owners of the bakery shouldn't be forced to serve them, Obama is going straight to hell and that "they" should stay where they are but refusing to look at the lunacy of her argument specific to the bakery matter as the sexual orientation or whatever one thinks of the customer is immaterial it is the service that or ought to count.
Robertson made the remarks following a report on a Colorado baker who was sued for refusing to serve a same-sex couple and the controversy over Arizona’s so-called “religious freedom” bill. The segment included interviews with the baker, his attorney, a sympathetic customer and three conservative activists. It didn’t feature any interviews with people defending the gay customers.
“I think you got to remember from the Bible, if you look carefully at the Bible what would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death,” Robertson said. “So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there. But we don’t have that in this country here so that’s the way it is.” (Robertson’s claim that Jesus would never have encountered a same-sex couple is a matter of debate.)
Robertson added: “Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have to recognize what I said a few years ago, at that point homosexual marriage was condemned, homosexuality itself was considered a pathology and now those that are practicing that activity have turned and become the oppressors of those who hold deeply-held religious points of view, the tables have turned.”
“What is it about gays? What is it about abortion? Have you ever thought why they’re on the forefront right now? Both of them deny the reproduction of human species,” Robertson said, adding that homosexuality is “a meaningless exercise because it doesn’t go anywhere.”
“The Devil is trying to say, ‘I’m going to destroy your progeny any way I can. If you will kill your babies, that’s fine, I’m with you; if you will deny the chance of having babies, that’s fine too; but I want to destroy your opportunities to reproduce,’” he said. “It’s a very serious thing and we’re not talking about it, and we need to as a society, we have to realize where the attack is coming because it is definitely an attack.”
Co-host Wendy Griffith agreed: “The Devil wants to steal, kill and destroy. Well said Pat.”
- See more HERE Sadly this is the paranoia that continues to go out there and the LIE embedded in all of this is that the implication is that JESUS would have stoned gays or he would not have "baked them a wedding cake" is this man for real?
I was of the opinion that Jesus came for the outcasts and rejected yet going by this piece Pat Robertson in his world would be preaching to the so called converted and staying rich while at it too. Is it the devil that has also infiltrated God's handy work that nearly 400 other species out there also display clear homosexual tendencies or orientation for that matter?
Are or were all of us supposed to procreate .......really!?
That's is the only reason why we are here?
There maybe some deception yes in lobbying for rights but so is it is also in religion with capitalists such as Pat Robertson who sit infront of a camera daily making pronouncements yet we do no hear of his mega millions making network helping the poor; it is so easy to push hate from the pulpit in the name of God but the real work with those downtrodden you will never see these folks getting their hands dirty, oh no.
How can we ever get anywhere if all sides are holding their own refusing to budge then sooner or later the predicted doom must come as parties draw for more divisive means to win their arguments. Locally we are no different with some of the rhetoric from powerful pastors some of whom are aligned to various political parties and then we wonder as said parties pander to the gallery delay rights and recognitions due as Clovis's cartoon from the Jamaica Observer shows some time ago, take into account the characateur of the gay man, the other clip below published March 23, 2014 that however is a different matter as while one can agree the church has been silent on several issues where it ought to speak but the gay overrun Jamaica window is so off base .
Will we ever see true tolerance from the religious community in a large scale?
The Bible & Gays 2009
What is the Church really about
Inside a Gay Church 2008
Peace and tolerance