With so much going on in the world, it has become hard to pay attention to the small-fry nutsos like Pat Robertson, which is likely why the evangelical pastor felt the need to pull out the big guns this week and declare that homosexuality is “dominating” the American public.

Urging Americans to “wake up,” Robertson expressed his deep concern with the direction America is heading.

“We have given the ground to a small minority,” he said. “You figure, lesbians, one percent of the population; homosexuals, two percent of the population. That’s all. That’s statistically all. But they have dominated — dominated the media, they’ve dominated the cultural shift and they have infiltrated the major universities. It’s just unbelievable what’s being done. A tiny, tiny minority makes a huge difference. The majority — it’s time it wakes up.”

According to Robertson, the fact that there are fewer LGBT Americans than heterosexual ones means that they should remain invisible in pop culture and society, but everywhere he looks all he can see is gay.

(Sounds like a personal problem.)

Robertson’s comments are interesting considering the fact that even now, the Trump administration is rolling back protections on LGBT Americans and North Carolina just passed a law barring any LGBT protections until 2020. Still, to Robertson, seeing any gay acceptance is too much.

How much do you want to bet this whole tirade was inspired by the minor “Beauty and the Beast” character being just a little gay? And conservatives say we’re the sensitive ones…



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com