Pat Robertson is at it again. The octogenarian televangelist multi-millionaire founder of the “700 Club” and Regent University has a terrible record when it comes to the gay community, but he does seem to support transgender people — kind of, sometimes.
In the recent past, he has said, “I think there are men who are in a woman’s body. It’s very rare, but it’s true. Or there are women in men’s bodies.” He’s also said, “I don’t think there’s any sin associated with” transitioning from male to female or female to male. “I don’t condemn somebody for doing that.”
Even today, on his “700 Club” show, Robertson seemed to support gender reassignment surgery, but he couldn’t help drawing a line in the sand. And then, he admitted he just doesn’t even understand what being transgender really means.
“I may be an old fuddy-duddy, what is transgender?” Robertson asked his co-host.
After a terrible answer, Robertson went after the California law that protects transgender students — which the religious right has been attacking full force recently.
Robertson told co-host Wendy Griffith that “this whole business about transgenders, you’re saying they’ve got boy parts but they want to go to the girls’ restroom, that’s absurd.”
And then he let loose on the LGBT community, whom Griffith called the “loud minority” that’s “less than one percent” of Americans.
“Why are we exposed to this stuff? They are driving the agenda, driving everybody crazy, all this sexual identity, sexual politics, ‘Mommy Has Two Mommies’ [sic] and all that stuff, it’s a tiny fringe but they seem to have control of the levers of power in the media and especially in Hollywood. But it’s insane. I just cannot believe that the normal people in America, the people who want to just live their lives can’t be allowed to do it without having this stuff imposed on them constantly.”
And then, Robertson went nuts.
“Now, we talk about transgender. I have a former stallion who is now a gelding. Because stallions get very aggressive. But he wasn’t trying to be a girl, we just made him into [laughs] a less-agggressive male.”
Last month, Robertson Robertson falsely claimed that San Antonio’s new non-discrimination ordinance “means that if you speak out about your deeply held religious beliefs they will put you in jail or brand you some kind of a class 3 felon.”
Also last month, Robertson threatened the producers of “Mission Congo,” a new documentary film depicting Robertson as a greedy businessman who diverted funds and assets from his Rwandan refugee crisis operation to his diamond mine operation.
In August, Robertson falsely claimed that murderous gay people with special AIDS rings were intentionally cutting people to infect them with HIV.
Video and transcript via Right Wing Watch
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