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Pat Robertson On Gay Wedding At West Point: Robert E. Lee ‘Rolling Over’ In His Grave

by David Badash on December 3, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,Marriage,News

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Pat Robertson today announced three historic Generals must be “rolling over” in their graves upon hearing the news that West Point hosted its first same-sex wedding.

“General Douglas MacArthur, rolling over in his grave. Ulysses S. Grant, rolling over in his. Robert E. Lee, rolling over in his,” was all Robertson had to offer.

Robertson made his remarks of his 700 Club TV show, after the lead-in announcer commented it was a “sad day” to see the gay wedding, almost suggesting the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was related to gay marriage becoming law in New York.

In 2009, Ulysses Dietz, the great-great-grandson wrote an op-ed in support of new Jersey extending marriage to same-sex couples, labeling his own civil union as “inadequate.”

But what’s astonishing is Robertson would even think to mention a Confederate Army general, Robert E. Lee, who battled against his own country in the Civil War.

Hat tip: Right Wing Watch

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{ 4 comments }

Suzan December 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Who cares? Robert E. Lee was one of the worst traitors this nation has ever known.

James_M_Martin December 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Oh, come now, Pat. Robert E. Lee was smart enough to know that some of his troops might grouse in the goodie now and then. Whitman found plenty of young men to "nurse" on the battlefields of the Civil War and Lincoln once slept with male friends (as was common in those frontier beds). Melville depicts his narrator in "Moby Dick" sleeping with Queequeg. We have plenty of photographic evidence of male-male friendships that appear to be much more than that as well. So long as those young couples were killing yankees, what difference did it make?

Coxhere December 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

Satan-filled Robertson merely mentioned Lee because, like Lee in his day, Robertson, in our day, is a racist.

InvokeRights December 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

Well when this old nag kicks the bucket, can we toss him in a tupperware grave and then perform a gay wedding next to him to see if he rolls over in it?

I also seriously doubt that anyone cares, dead or alive.

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