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Pat Robertson implores woman not to attend sister’s same-sex wedding

'If that breaks the union between you ... tough luck'
BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Friday, March 9, 2012

Today on the 700 Club, a woman asked Pat Robertson whether it was appropriate for her to serve as a bridesmaid or even attend her lesbian sister’s wedding to another woman.

Robertson, a fierce opponent of gay rights, demanded the woman take no part in the ceremony.

He cited Romans 1, without giving its cultural and historical context, to argue that God gave gays and lesbians up to do “evil things with their own bodies.”

“If she doesn’t like it, if that breaks the union between you,” Robertson said, “that’s tough luck.” Watch:

“You know the Bible is so clear about homosexuality and when you read in what Paul said, he said, ‘Wherefore God gave them up,’ and having given them up they did evil things with their own bodies, men for men and women with women, defaming their bodies,” said Robertson.

“Read Romans, read the Book of Romans, this isn’t something I came up with, read it in Romans. 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.”

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  1. fuck this old bag of homophebia

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:31pm
  2. Pay NO attention to the mean old man on the TV. He is a hurtful, bigoted AssHole. Go to the wedding and support your sister!!!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:31pm
  3. can i go instead?

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:31pm
  4. Really need a dislike button!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:31pm
  5. wow, that is awful, wrong, incorrect, ahistorical, etc, etc, etc

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:31pm
  6. GO to the wedding.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:32pm
  7. :(

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:32pm
  8. WHAT COMMANDMENT DOES HE NOT UNDERSTAND?

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:32pm
  9. this woman is going to take this idiots advice and one day totally regret her decision but it will be too late. unbelievable!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:33pm
  10. Why would she even ask him that? She already knew what he was going to say. He is a racist, homophobic, bigot! I signed a petition to pray him away. What happened?

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:34pm
  11. I implore idiots like this to fuck off.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:35pm
  12. andrew…dare I repost..heeh…

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:35pm
  13. what the hell did she think he would say? Of course he’s gonna tell her not to..he blames earthquakes and other natural disaters on gays..face it..pat robertson is not a friendly guy.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:36pm
  14. implore implore ya effin closeted quack

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:36pm
  15. Was that before or after berating the tornado victims for not praying enough? Robemsom is getting to sound he’s been hitting the mad dog 2020.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:39pm
  16. His birth is the day his mom should’ve skipped

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:40pm
  17. this is the guy who said Haiti had an earthquake because they made a deal with Satan. Come on! Whoever listens to this retard deserves the crappy advice, eh?

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:40pm
  18. whats she’d be doing is accepting her SISTER for who she is and not being a discriminatory bigot.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:41pm
  19. Is anyone listening to this crypt keeper these days? I knew he was full of shit when I was five. Get real. Blow it out your Christian ass, Roberson.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:41pm
  20. Isn’t he like 100 yrs old? Shut up!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:42pm
  21. She should support her sister. Don’t listen to him.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:42pm
  22. “Implore”? He’s not God or anybody of any significance. He has no right to “implore” anybody to do anything. All he is is another old, obsolete, washed up, impotent backwards-thinking geezer standing in the way of everybody else’s fun because his best days are BEHIND him. Can somebody go ahead and “trip” over his life support plugs already so we don’t have to hear this stupidity any more. Does he even still have vital signs?

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:43pm
  23. Im so sick of this fucking man

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:45pm
  24. I iplore pat robertson to die by suicide.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:46pm
  25. Why would she ask this nutcase anyway?

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:48pm
  26. Pat, you would think by now that your old ass would have learned that tornadoes arent spawned by lack of prayer…… Give it up, asshole

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:53pm
  27. Me things since Pat has given his stamp of approval on legalizing marijuana, he should consider firing him up a big ‘ole fat hog leg about 3 times a day and that would be the end of his babbling bullshit. He may would even be somewhat entertaining then, too … just sayin’.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:54pm
  28. He such a big fat wiener!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:55pm
  29. Wait….people actually take the advice he gives? I thought that was a bad joke!! :P

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:56pm
  30. What a spoil sport! >:/

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:57pm
  31. Ppl like Pat make the world a baad place :_(

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:58pm
  32. A scared cruel, plastic-moraled old man.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 9:59pm
  33. assholr!!!!!!he is going to hell after living in his own hell

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00pm
  34. I thought he had already died. Since he hasn’t, we all must make sure that his message of hate, does.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:02pm
  35. Pat’s an idiot! I never liked that judgemental bastard!!! :-( :-(

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:02pm
  36. No…you can’t attend…but…you can give marijuana as a wedding gift.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:11pm
  37. I hope this old bastard burns in whatever hell he has imagined for all the families he’s destroyed, lives he’s ruined, and good decent humans he’s tortured with his vile bullshit.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:11pm
  38. That woman knew she didn’t wanna go to that wedding or else she wouldn’t have ask, especially someone like Pat robertson. She just wanted someone to tell her its ok not to. go. Its one thing not to agree with someones lifestyle but u could at least show support that ur sister is happy and has someone who loves her

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:12pm
  39. looser !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:18pm
  40. And this is the exact reason why I scoffed and said hell no! when NORML “implored” all its followers to support him. He won’t support me, so screw supporting him, Marijuana or no Marijuana!

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:33pm
  41. He’d rather she get stoned

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:53pm
  42. Nice, what about love anyway????? Are you God…..sent to judge its definition???

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:55pm
  43. Pat Roberts needs to shut up! How Christian is that………..

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 11:25pm
  44. I implore Pat Robertson to hoover some sac skin and stfu.

    Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 11:31pm
  45. why on earth did she even ask him? hello, are you a grown up or a little girl?

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:13am
  46. This old dumb ass is still around

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:13am
  47. fuck pat robertson…he is just and old fart full of dumb shit that lonely people actully listen to….why cant people use there own judgement and quit following all this false profits….

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:19am
  48. Smoke more weed Pat.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:24am
  49. Going back in time…just pull the wool over your eyes and pretend homosexuals don’t exist you self righteous homophobic barnacle.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:28am
  50. I say we all attend his funeral. And sing its raining men.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:30am
  51. The fact that such a moronic, mean-spirited asshole can be so financially successful in this life actually demonstrates the existence of an afterlife.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:31am
  52. Isn’t this crusty old scab dead yet?

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:36am
  53. I no a lady like this who loves this guy, granma/christian is what she is called, n she beat a child to get control of him/revenge on me

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:12am
  54. Supporting greed, hate & oppression. Division of families is the sin.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 1:54am
  55. Shut the fuck up Pat, Your such an ass…

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:52am
  56. What a douche nozzle.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 3:06am
  57. its funny that he says that being gay is wrong but the other day i read an article that this same dude want marijuana to be legalize.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 3:51am
  58. Robertson is a lunatic but this woman is just a simpleton if she has to ask that question and ask it of Robertson. Preposterous.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:25am
  59. As usual he suggests hate instead of love, extremists always perverts the original message of their religions to mask their deep seeded Hatred of others.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5:07am
  60. Pat Robertson wants gays and anyone who’s not heterosexual to curl up and die. Some Godly person eh?

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5:50am
  61. I also have a message for Pat Robertson from God…Don’t use my name to justify your hatred!

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5:51am
  62. So sad and pathetic for this sister to even think of asking this moron. One day I hope to be sitting in whatever place of worship with family and friends watching my son marrying the man he wants to spend the rest of his life with, his soulmate. I will sit there with tears of joy as part of the blessing of this rightful ceremony expressing the solidifying of their love.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5:53am
  63. Yeah because we all know the love of ones sister should be “conditional” asshole…..real christian there pat

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5:57am
  64. Mind your own business, Pat and crawl back in your hole.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 6:15am
  65. thanks for the Twitter invite to Blooming Wellness ! :)

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 6:20am
  66. Guess what Pat! I’m still going to my sister’s wedding! :P

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:04am
  67. Can we quote JESUS? “Love one another” Mr. Robinson….Paul/Romans is not the one to be quoting here…..Why doesn’t anyone EVER quote what JESUS said? I thought JESUS was the great teacher of Christianity.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:45am
  68. This guy is an idiot!

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:00am
  69. Jesus also loves the Gays!

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:47am
  70. this man is a certified loon

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:07am
  71. You can’t really get mad at him… The woman did ask him. He just said what he feels. Seems like she is the one with the issue. Yes I do believe in same sex marriage!

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:11am
  72. Jesus loves everyone, and to him one sin is as bad as the other. Its the church that has the problem.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 9:13am
  73. If she thinks she has to ask Pat Robertson then she’s an idiot. Is there anyone in the world who wouldn’t know what his answer would be?

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:36am
  74. That’s fucked up.. Trying to tear a family apart for hateful reasons.. I hope she opens up her mind and realizes that family and love are the most important and precious things in this life..

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:43am
  75. I can’t believe anyone would ask him that question. He is not God.. He is a damn idiot.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:11am
  76. What a hater!

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:31am
  77. way to show the woman’s sister how christians behave, by tearing apart families Mr. Robertson

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:08pm
  78. What is she asking him for? Its her sister! duh

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 12:51pm
  79. Another fine example of Christian Family Values.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:36pm
  80. Why does Pat Robertson’s opinion matter more to this woman than the opinion of her sister? Also another example of Pastor Worship. Are any other members of the family attending the wedding.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:39pm
  81. Why are the words of Paul taken as more important than Christ’s?

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:41pm
  82. Pat Roberson is going to hell Jesus did not preach hattred and biggotry.

    Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:56pm