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Pat Roberston: God Will Punish the US for “Enforcing” Homosexuality On Other Nations

Jim Burroway

December 7th, 2011
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Isn’t it appalling that the United States of America would try to enforce the acceptance of homosexuality on other nations, but at the same time we would not force them to take care of their religious minorities and they would permit discrimination and persecution of Christians? What kind of a country have we got? You know there is a God in heaven, and he is just. Thomas Jefferson: “I tremble when I remember that God is just.” He is just. He is not going to allow this thing to go on forever. This country cannot continue to violate God’s principles and to make a mockery of his laws and think we’re going to get away with it. And when the blow comes, it’s going to be horrible.

Cuz, you know, jailing and killing gay people is God’s will after all.

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chaoticGRRL
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

Cause loving thine neighbor is above all the greatest sin one could commit. Without even factoring in homosexuals, people abandon those who are homeless, jobless, foodless, friendless. Anyone not desirable in the caste of the American Wealthy Christian Man.

Al
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

I’m kind of surprised that Pat can still put a sentence together, surely no one expected it to make sense.

MsRowena
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

Seems to me like God has already punished the U.S. by inflicting the likes of Pat Robertson on us.

Charles
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

Christians used to burn witches at the stake …………… among other things. It must upset Robinson that there are some Christians today that fully accept homosexuals and homosexuality as not being against Christian doctrine. Of course he probably doesn’t call these people Christians.

Thomas
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

This is typical fundamentalist scare tactics. However, I found myself agreeing with him on one point. Why DOESN’T the U.S. make similar pronouncements in favor of religious minorities, regardless of religion, that take a stand for their rights to worship as they see fit? It doesn’t negate what we’re doing for LGBT folks as he would argue, but I think the State Department should examine the religious freedom issue as well.

Charles
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

Thomas I totally agree with you. But I don’t want our government to support so-called Christian nations that persecute members of the LGBT community.

Bill T.
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

Somebody’s been spiking Pat’s tapioca again.

Richard Rush
December 7th, 2011 | LINK

“God Will Punish the US for “Enforcing” Homosexuality On Other Nations”

But God has already been inflicting His punishment on the US for much longer than I can remember. Interestingly, His chosen punishment is the relentless battering of the so-called Bible Belt with tornadoes on an annual schedule that never fails to materialize. As they say, “God is faithful.”

I suppose one explanation could be that God is punishing the Bible Belt people because their most important job was to stop the advance of the “radical homosexual agenda,” and they have consistently failed. But, more likely, God is trying to send the message, “stop persecuting the gays,” but they just never get it.

Jerry
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

If Christians, or people of any religon, are persecuted by the governments of countries to whom we provide aid, I’d happily support measures designed to cause those governments to re-evaluate their positions. It’s the right thing to do. And I didn’t even need a Bible to know that.

So how come these guys who know so much about the Bible can’t figure out what’s right?

Timothy
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

God please help us to foregive these False Christians! They are just as bad or even worse then the Anti-Christ.

Priya Lynn
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

The only time I recall the persecution of a christian in one of these countries being the threat of imprisonment or death was in Afghanistan and the U.S. did step in and help prevent his execution.’

I think its almost certainly the case that the U.S. has made similar pronouncements about the persecution of religious minorities in such countries but given our focus on LGBT issues we are simply unaware of them. I’m sure if religious minorities in such countries were facing lifetime prison sentences or execution to the same degree as gays and lesbians we’d see a similar emphasis on it in U.S. foreign policy and the media.

Priya Lynn
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

On second thought if religious minorities in such countries were facing lifetime prison sentences or execution to the same degree as gays and lesbians we’d see a much greater emphasis on it in U.S. foreign policy and the media than we see on the LGBT issue.

Regan DuCasse
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

Here in America, the only Christians who have faced serious consequences of being fired, ex communication, censure and denial of their credentials to serve have been Christians who supported gay people, married them in the church or were outed.

If any Christians in other countries faced jail or other forms of major threat and punishment, still have one option that gay people NEVER have: they CHOOSE to be Christian and Christianity has only been around two millennium.
Homosexuality has always and ever been a part of ALL human life and history, unchanged in numbers and a constant in all human life.
Commiserate with left handers, geniuses and red heads.

So if one were to be logical and rational about the acceptance of homosexuality as a biological fact of life, morally neutral and without a political or social motive to exist: THAT would be the truth.

Can’t say that about Christianity. Nor say that Christianity AS a political movement and agenda of influence, doesn’t have a long, cruel, bloody history of enforcement of it’s doctrine on the unwilling.

It figures that some Christians, as a whole easily forget all that.

MattNYC
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

If there *IS* a God, Pat’s private jet will crash on a deserted island with no tracking possible. All he will have to eat will be bucketloads of blood diamonds and gold from his fleecing of the sheep that watch him babble.

Until that happens, I will never believe there is a god.

Don
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

Pat Robertson is a slow learner…He was corrected at biblelore.com in a rebuke commentary “Part 8 Christian Pastors Preach Untruths” in the section “Religion is the bane of mankind” for stating his age-old claim that “homosexuality is a sin.” The late John Boswell disproved that claim in his book “Christianity, Homosexuality and Social Tolerance,” wherein he explained the difference between the Hebrew words toevah and zimah, and revealed that the word toevah was selected by the rabbi-scribe who wrote Leviticus 18:22 to describe same-sex behavior as at most a social taboo, not a sin against God’s law. Somehow Robertson never learned the difference, or has not accepted that difference. He continues to treat homosexuality as a violation of God’s principles; Pat, to which of God’s principles would that be? Certainly not Leviticus 18:22.

Timothy Kincaid
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

Jerry

It’s the right thing to do. And I didn’t even need a Bible to know that.

So how come these guys who know so much about the Bible can’t figure out what’s right?

That’s because you are trying to apply principles to the situation. Your principles tell you that it is wrong to persecute others for something like race or religion or orientation or any other attribute which has no negative effect on others.

However, the “Christians” like Pat engage in something that they denounce in others: situational ethics. Whether something is right or wrong is not based in principle but in who is doing it and to whom.

Timothy Kincaid
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

Priya Lynn: I think its almost certainly the case that the U.S. has made similar pronouncements about the persecution of religious minorities in such countries but given our focus on LGBT issues we are simply unaware of them.

Not only that, but the State Department has a division dedicated just to religious freedom.

Timothy Kincaid
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

Regan

Here in America, the only Christians who have faced serious consequences of being fired, ex communication, censure and denial of their credentials to serve have been Christians who supported gay people, married them in the church or were outed.

I appreciate your sentiment, but there have been a number of Christians who were fired because of the practice of their faith. True, the “practice” primarily involved attacking others, stirring up discord, creating a hostile work environment and assuming that because they self-identified as Christian that they were entitled to be counter-productive and a liability to their employer. But they were fired for it.

Timothy Kincaid
December 8th, 2011 | LINK

Matt

If there *IS* a God, Pat’s private jet will crash on a deserted island with no tracking possible.

Really? An island?

No. It would be far better for Pat’s assets to be destroyed through some means that isn’t covered under insurance due to an “act of God” clause.

MattNYC
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

@Timothy

Touché ;)

Rob in San Diego
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

Dear Pat Robertson, it would appear to me that GOD keeps destroying the south with tornadoes, hurricanes, and drought because of your hatred and bigotry of gays.

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