Pat Robertson

-- Founder and Chairman, The Christian Broadcasting Network, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), and Regent University (among others)

-- Host, "The 700 Club"

 

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-- Compares gay people (and their supposed ability to "change") to thieves, rapists, and murderers: "It is a hate crime to say somebody can change their sexual preference? ... Anybody who has ministered to thousands of people...know very well that the power of God can change people's orientation. A murderer can change. A rapist can change. A thief can change. That's what the Gospel is about. It's not a hate crime."

-- Claims HIV+ gay people in San Francisco and other cities use special rings to cut and transmit the virus to others

-- Says an "ex-gay"-identified man's "compulsion" to have gay relations is "somehow related to demonic possession." (2:40-3:01)

-- Said: "I don't really believe homosexuals want to get marriage, what they want to do is destroy marriage and some of the other things we have in our society." (:00-:08)

-- Claimed out lesbian Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Chai Feldblum "flies in the face of the traditional morality in this country" (9:20-9:27)

-- Of LGBT rights groups: "Some of these radical gay groups are willing to do anything in the world to have their way of doing sex legitimized by this country.  They'll tear down any institution, the church -- the Episcopal Church, for example -- in order to have their way, and it's basically wrong." (:53-1:14)

-- On Feminism: "Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

-- On Christian acceptance of LGBT people: "You want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them, BUT you cannot accept it and you cannot be an enabler. If they’re living together as a homosexual and you’re a Christian you cannot say I accept this lifestyle. Right now there’s an incredible barrage of activity forcing people to accept the homosexual lifestyle. Well, do we accept adultery? Do we accept fornication? Do we accept immorality?  Well, the answer is no. I don’t think we ought to be accepting of it."

-- After NY state legalized same-sex marriage, offered this: "I think we need to remember the term sodomy came from a town known as Sodom and Sodom was destroyed by God Almighty and the thing that they practiced was homosexual activity and even they tried to rape angels who came down there, so that's the kind of people they were. But beyond that, Jesus when He spoke of Sodom He didn't say anything about the homosexuality he talked about just the fact that business was as usual until God decided to destroy it. And He sent an angel down there and He said to Lot and his family, 'get out now because I'm gonna destroy this whole area.' That's where sodomy came from, we use the term sodomy and it means Sodom. What's it like? We're heading that way as a nation. In history there's never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn't one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, "what's going to happen to America?" Well if history is any guide, the same thing's going to happen to us.  We're on a slippery slope and it's going to kick over in a hurry.  We're looking at financial problems of huge magnitude…. I think we need all of God's help we can get.  I don't think we're exactly setting ourselves up for his favor." (12:59-15:01)

-- After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a speech to the U.N encouraging dignity for LGBT people abroad, Robertson predicted: "You know, there is a God in heaven and He is just. Thomas Jefferson, 'I tremble when I remember that God is just.' He is just, he is not going to allow this kind of thing to go on forever. This country cannot continue to violate God's principles and to make a mockery of His laws and think we're going to get away with it. And when the blow comes, it's going to be horrible."

-- Advice to the sister of a lebsian: " You say, 'should I go to my sister's wedding, should I participate,' the answer is to tell your sister, 'I love you but I cannot participate a ceremony that is contrary to God's word, period.' If she doesn't like it, if that breaks the union between you, that's tough luck." 

-- Tells a father of a gay son that he should encourage "ex-gay" therapy, instructing that "normally speaking, a person who has acquired this can un-acquire it." (:53-:59)

-- Advice to the friend of a prospective gay parent: "I know about what happened when a young man was taken away from his Christian mother by a court and given to his homosexual father. And the next thing you know, that guy was a flaming homosexual, and if I'm not mistaken, he contracted AIDS….To take on somebody else's child is difficult enough, but to do so in a homosexual environment where the contacts that the man is going to be having -- his various male lovers coming in, and this youngster's going to be exposed to all that? The answer is: this would be a terrible environment. So if there's any way you can do it subtlety say, `Look, Jesus loves you, but I think right now we ought to get you straightened out before you start taking on some other responsibility.' A life of a child is very significant, and that won't be a help for him."

-- Robertson spoke approvingly of leaving a person leaving their spouse if they had Alzheimers. He said he wouldn't "put a guilt trip" on someone for divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's disease, calling Alzheimer's itself "a kind of death."

-- Robertson said this in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010: "They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal [...] ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other." (0:00 -1:49)

-- Robertson had a different take on why the Midwest was hit by tornadoes in 2012: "If enough people were praying [God] would've intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms," Robertson said on his radio show. Robertson also blamed people for living in tornado-prone areas. "Why did you build houses where tornadoes were apt to happen?" he asked.

-- Robertson gave his views on apartheid in South Africa: "I think "one man, one vote" just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights"

-- Claims gay marriages "don't 'bring forth anything except disease and suffering"

-- Robertson attacked Planned Parenthood: " Planned Parenthood has gotten 100 million dollars – 50 million each-- from both the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller foundation. Why do these wealthy so-called Republican organizations pay for it? Because they were alarmed by the growth of the Black population and they didn’t want to have to support a bunch of indigent Black babies.” (0:46 – 0:59)

-- Robertson on the National Organization for Women: "NOW is saying that in order to be a woman, you've got to be a lesbian."

-- Robertson compared gay people with Satanists and tried to link gay people to Adolf Hitler: "Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals. The two things seem to go together." 

-- Claims "so many people who are in the so-called homosexual lifestyle found that some camp counselor, some coach, some older person, older teenager or whatever, had started them on the road to homosexuality”; prays they will be freed from the "so-called homosexual lifestyle."

-- Says decased generals are rolling over in their graves because of gay-inclusive military

-- Claims that many gay people "are into this homosexual thing because they’ve been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend, they’re little boys and little girls and they don’t know any better and then they somehow think, ‘well I must be gay,’ they aren’t they are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.” 

-- Again equating homosexuality with murder, lying, disobedience: “God knows your sin. Some of you have been involved in homosexuality, some of you have had an abortion, some of you have actually committed murder, you have lied, you have been disobedient to your parents, you have stolen money from your business, and God says if your repent and come to me I’ll wash the slate clean, you can get rid of it all.” 

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Candi Cushman

-- Focus on the Family's Education Analyst

-- Head of organization's “Day of Dialogue" and "True Tolerance" projects

 

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Maggie Gallagher

-- Founder and former president and board president of the National Organization for Marriage

-- President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy

-- Currently affiliated with the American Principles Project

 

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Peter LaBarbera

-- President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), which the Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group.

-- Longtime activist; at various points, has worked for Illinois Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, and Family Research Council

 

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Scott Lively

-- Former state director for the California branch of American Family Association, which Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group; formed anti-gay Watchmen on the Walls group based in Latvia.

-- Author of  The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, which purports that the "Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic male homosexuals throughout its short history."

 

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Keith Ablow

-- Psychiatrist and FOX News contributor

-- Resigned from the American Psychiatric Association because of LGBT support 

 

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