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Pat Robertson: God is Using I-35 to Rid USA of Gay Sin

I really have no words, except this is why they're called wingnuts.

I35According to Pat Robertson, God is using superhighway I-35 that runs from Canada to Mexico through the midwest to purify America from sin. He says "I-35 is the highway spoken of in Isaiah 35:8 - "And a highway will be there; it will be called the way of holiness."

So, evangelical Christians have set aside 35 days to use the cities around I-35 to rid America of sin, meaning "abortion clinics, gay bars, strip joints, and porn shops." God is using "purity sieges" to set America free.

And they're apparently working - homosexuals, like James Stabile, a drunk gay who stumbled across a purity siege, was cured when a pastor touched him and yelled "Fire!"

Stabile: "I didn't feel the desires to be with men like I felt before." Shazam!

Is God Using NAFTA Superhighway to Stop Homosexuality? [rightwingwatch]

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  1. Be careful when calling Robertson a wingnut. He is still a very influential and well respected evangelical leader whom tens of millions of Americans look up to. This is a man whose endorsement of NY's own Julie-Annie is considered a significant boost for his campaign. These people are way more mainstream than most east coast liberals realize. The scary part: they get to vote!

    Posted by: God | Nov 29, 2007 5:44:17 PM

  2. That queen said she was CURED cuz she was SKUURD! Smart cookie. Chile, I woulda said I saw Jesus & the 12 Apostles to get away from those assholes! Sheeet!

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Nov 29, 2007 5:45:50 PM

  3. If they try to set up a purity siege on I-35 in Austin during rush hour, they're likely to spend all 35 days in jail, since our mayor now has a habit of dealing with traffic blockages personally. (What a relief there's no other city business to deal with!)

    Also, I'm curious: I-35 splits in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Minneapolis/St. Paul areas. I wonder whether God specified whether it's I-35E or I-35W that's the Holy Highway?

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 29, 2007 5:55:21 PM

  4. Fire in the hole, Mr Stabile.

    Posted by: davefromtampa | Nov 29, 2007 6:00:17 PM

  5. I drive on I-35 every day. And am still as gay as ever. Thank god! As with any belt, bible or otherwise, the best part is just to the south...

    Posted by: Gary | Nov 29, 2007 6:00:42 PM

  6. Highway to crazy, my head is on fire. I could watch this 1000 times and still find new nuances of insanity. (Along with some excellently unintentional double-entendres.) However much influence old Pat still has, and I don't doubt his reach, you just can't fight this stuff without risk of spontaneous mind combustion.

    Posted by: Ernie | Nov 29, 2007 6:04:40 PM

  7. "Sanders and her friend...typify the new fearless on fire young Christians used to moving out in boldness."

    What does it even mean?

    Posted by: Confused | Nov 29, 2007 6:09:09 PM

  8. It was the bridge on I-35W in Minnneapolis that collapsed - this does not bode well for the rest of the "way of holiness"

    Posted by: yoshi | Nov 29, 2007 6:12:38 PM

  9. "Be careful when calling Robertson a wingnut" !

    wingnut.wingnut.wingnut.wingnut.wingnut, thirty storey jebus.wingnut.wingnut.wingnut.

    Posted by: God in Heaven | Nov 29, 2007 6:12:45 PM

  10. Point. Giggle. Will there be punch and pie?

    Posted by: FASTLAD | Nov 29, 2007 6:14:30 PM

  11. The twink said he was going to meet his "fiance" at JR's (!) and he was "cured" of his homosexuality on the way. Since Texas certainly doesn't have marriage equality, we can safely assume his "fiance" was a girl. If he was "cured" why didn't he just keep the date? And if he was engaged to a girl, why did he need to be "cured" in the first place?

    Oh wait, I'm sorry, I was trying to use logic to understand these people. My mistake.

    Posted by: sam | Nov 29, 2007 6:15:11 PM

  12. wingnut.wingnut.wingnut.wingnut.wingnut, thirty storey jebus.wingnut.wingnut.wingnut.

    Posted by: God in Heaven | Nov 29, 2007 6:12:45 PM

    I'm still laughing at the story, and this post, thanks.

    Robertson does not have the clout he did in the past, why else did he endorse Mayor 9/11. With all the shit Rudy is going through now, this will be a cherry on the cake. Wait until he's called on about his 'new' friend, the Rev Twinky Winky.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Nov 29, 2007 6:30:14 PM

  13. Well, isn't that special...

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Nov 29, 2007 6:47:57 PM

  14. Self-aggrandizing crap. And yeah, I've heard that one before, Mr. Stabile, only it goes more like "Do you have any Italian in you? Ya WANT SOME?" I haven't been to JRs in a while because the bar scene hasn't been my thing for a while now, but I'd be more than happy to spend a few hours and a lot of money there only to lose a few martinis over the edge of that balcony if I see a group of moronic zealots preaching their pathetic lies. They can all be martyrs for Stoli. Wait, no, that'd be me.

    Who's up for a little mayhem? I'll break out the white collars and crucifixes. THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS THEE! GET OUT OF MY YARD!...BITCHES.

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Nov 29, 2007 6:54:59 PM

  15. This lunatic needed to be committed to a mental institution long ago.

    Posted by: Johnny Lane | Nov 29, 2007 7:00:31 PM

  16. Really, he should be focusing on I-69 instead.

    Posted by: homer | Nov 29, 2007 7:03:21 PM

  17. "Ladies and Gentlemen, we will now commence the 666th meetin' of the Smut Snatcher Society..."

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Nov 29, 2007 7:14:16 PM

  18. Oh, I'm such an idiot, I've been going to one doctor after another! I can rid myself of this pesky chronic pain by driving up and down I-35!!

    Ya know, it's always the simpleton - errr - simplest way that's always the best...

    David B.


    Posted by: David B. | Nov 29, 2007 7:18:19 PM

  19. Having experienced this wingnut and his cultists up close and personal in his home territory, I think they are more likely to burn in hell than I. I never understood how a 3 story mansion and a herd of expensive horses contributed to his ability to preach the gospel. Maybe he is more closely related to Richard Roberts than God.

    Posted by: Uncle Gerry | Nov 29, 2007 7:27:13 PM

  20. "Really, he should be focusing on I-69 instead."

    That's too "Ironical" for him. Even his endorsement of cross-dressing Julie Ahni went right over his pompadored hair. Silly old man, tricks are for kids!

    Posted by: woodroad | Nov 29, 2007 7:36:51 PM

  21. "Do you want to feel the presence of God?" I've got to remember that as a pick up line. "We laid hands on him." the homo overtones are too funny. I wonder how many rest stops are along I-35? hee hee. A drunk guy stumbling from one bar to another -- there's a credible witness.

    Now somebody needs to check in with James Stabile next weekend, see if he's still cured. I say he'll be back to his gay ways before Christmas.

    Posted by: Haven B | Nov 29, 2007 7:38:27 PM

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    Posted by: Reine | Nov 29, 2007 8:01:24 PM

  23. GWB wants to put a NAFTA superhighway on I-35 that intersects with I-80 and the two roads will serve the country as an express NSEW transportation system. He also commented on how the two roads will draw a giant Cross over the whole United States.

    Lot's of sick people out there folks. We are definitely the freaky fringe, but they certainly are NOT normal.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 29, 2007 8:24:02 PM

  24. I feel sorry for him. All these people who call themselves christians but are lacking in god's compassion...

    Posted by: alan brickman | Nov 29, 2007 8:25:42 PM

  25. How can a text written thousands of years before the United States was even established as a nation, contain prophecies about an interstate built between 1951 and 1971? Oh wait, it can't.

    Posted by: Matty | Nov 29, 2007 9:21:10 PM

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