700 Club host Pat Robertson added to his repertoire of insane fundamentalist crackpot statements and said that the LGBT community is taking away everyone’s rights because they want rights of their own.

“We’re not talking about having rights from the ‘poor, oppressed gays,’ we’re taking away the freedoms of everybody who disagrees with them,” he said. “They’re taking away the rights of everybody.”

Robertson and others like him often say that white, conservative Christians are being persecuted by the world. This is wrong. They have the majority in America and still have all the power, and are holding American citizens hostage through their political manipulation, hatred, racism and bigotry.

For more on this story, visit Right Wing WatchPat Robertson: Gays Are ‘Persecuting’ And ‘Taking Away The Rights Of Everybody’.”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced