The evangelical conservative wacko Pat Robertson provides no shortage of close-minded, bigoted fervor. During his latest broadcast of The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Robertson said that gay rights activists activists are all terrorists.
“These people are terrorists, they’re radicals, and they’re extremists,” said Robertson. “No Christian in his right mind would ever try to enforce somebody against their belief or else suffer jail. Now they did that during the Inquisition. It was horrible. It was a black mark on our history, but it isn’t being done now. There’s no Christian group that I know of anywhere in the world that would force somebody to do something contrary to their deep-held religious beliefs or else face criminal penalties, but that’s what the homosexuals are trying to do here in America and I think it’s time pastors stand up and fight the monstrous thing.”
The Spanish Inquisition isn’t the only “black mark” that Christians have on their history. As recently as the 1930s, the Ku Klux Klan used religion to bolster their racist and murderous ways. There was also the Salem Witch Trials where many innocent women were killed and tortured because of some misplaced religious beliefs.
“If the gays want to go out and do their gay sex that’s one thing,” Robertson continued. “But if they want to force you to accept it and solemnify it by marriage then that’s a different matter.”
At one point, it was widely unaccepted the blacks and white marry, and certainly there are still people in America that feel that way. The LGBTQ community isn’t asking everyone to accept it, they’re asking for equal rights as everyone else. A pastor refusing to marry two gay people ought to be looked at in the same way as one who refuses to marry a white person and a black person. There’s no difference.
However, for some reason Robertson thinks that the LGBTQ’s fight for equal rights is terrorism. No one’s trying to destroy your Christian beliefs. They just want you to pipe down and let them be married happily.