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]

(via wonkette)

Comments

  1. God says

    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!

  2. soulbrotha says

    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!

  3. says

    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?

  4. Ernie says

    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.

  5. says

    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.

  6. patrick nyc says

    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.

  7. FizziekruntNT says

    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.

  8. says

    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.

  9. woodroad says

    “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!

  10. Haven B says

    “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.

  11. andrew says

    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.

  12. Matty says

    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.

  13. mw says

    these people are insane. INSANE! I feel sad for them, it’s pathetic how they try to fill their days with meaning by fooling themselves into thinking they are part of some larger mission to save others. PLEASE just live your own life, enjoy your friends and family, and leave other people’s beliefs alone.

  14. Darren says

    Heh, this is the same man who predicted a hurricane would hit orlando during gay days as punishment for all our sin.. Sure enough when we were there, a hurricane formed off the coast.. it went right up the eastern seabord and hit Virginia Beach.. The HQ of one 700 Club.. heh.

    The man can’t forecast the weather, I doubt he knows what road he’s really on.

  15. dave says

    “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.”

    I’ll bet James is on his knees right now…

  16. Paul says

    I live in Minneapolis and will be on 35 the day they get here. I cannot wait to watch them follow the lord blindly into the gaping hole that once was the 35W bridge. Hopefully they can be cemented into the holes for the pilings of the new bridge.

  17. John M says

    I was on the balcony of J.R.s the night that the protesters were there, it was so ridiculous, the discussion alternated between how sad it was that all of us were up there having a good time and these people have nothing better to do than try an ruin it, people planning trips down there to dance shirtless and make out in front of them, laughing at them, and thinking how sad it was that these people are so misguided.

  18. says

    @ STEVO – Lame!

    Don’t you know it’s Oklahoma that sucks, hence the reason Texas hasn’t slid into the Gulf of Mexico. Geez man! Get it right…

    In regards to the article this is just stupid. Maybe we should organize a group group and walk into churches, one church at time preaching Homosexuality. Ya know – return the favor, eye for an eye, fire with fire. That sort of thing.

  19. gleeindc says

    Can we get the next debates for both parties somewhere where the candidates and reporters have to travel the road? If Pat is right (I mean correct here, no reference to his obvious political stance) about I-35, after their seeing the light we might hear real questions asked and truthful answers.

  20. nic says

    one must not forget that according to pat robertson’s play book, the devil assumes many innocuous personalities (and, even attractive characteristics) to lead the faithful astray. thus, this self-satisfied, self-enriching demon with the cheshire-cat smile has been successful in scamming millions of low-income and elderly americans (and others: they spread this type of fraud world-wide, by dint of faith-based government initiatives).

    we can dismiss this preacher as a lunatic, but that is unwise. he is crazy, but he ain’t stupid.

    he, despite reason, has endorsed giuliani. why? because, so long as a repug is prez, the conservatives hold sway over judicial nominations — not only in the supreme court, but in federal district positions and in regional appellate courts.

  21. bostonbear says

    I don’t know which bother me more: that woman who so joyously cried “We want a holy nation” or the people who just assume that every Bible reference is a revelation to something that exists in the USA only. You’d think that after all the mid-east jihads folks would have a new view of being a “holy nation”.

  22. David Ciminello says

    P.S. When I went to post the above I noticed my code to punch in was pqwr74. If you look on p. 74 of the bible you will find the letters p, q, w, and r repeated throughout. I am off to be saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Praise a homo-hating Jesus!)

  23. SeanR says

    Being raised a Catholic, I always thought that we humble mortals did not know God’s will – so i think it is rather arrogant (as well as all the comments/ critiques above) of Robertson to claim he speaks for God… tho’ the whole premise shows that he is just a crackpot anyhow and these jokers do more to undermine religosity than anything else.

  24. Anonymous says

    The results of a Harris poll conducted in November, 2007 are shocking.

    http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=838

    Here are some of the more interesting statistics (copied verbatim from this link):

    “Large majorities of the public believe in miracles (79%), heaven (75%), angels (74%), that Jesus is God or the son of God (72%), the resurrection of Jesus (70%), the survival of the soul after death (69%), hell (62%), the devil (62%), and the virgin birth (Jesus born of Mary) (60%);
    Roughly equal numbers – both minorities – believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution (42%) and creationism (39%);
    Sizeable minorities believe in ghosts (41%), UFOs (35%), witches (31%), astrology (29%) and reincarnation (21%)”

    42% percent believe in evolution, about the same number who believe in ghosts. (Clearly two nonoverlapping sets!) This is shocking given that evolution is a “fact” of modern biology and supported by irrefutable evidence. We are a culture that, in the mainstream, is increasingly ignorant of science and is decending into “mysticism.” Very disturbing.

    One can be both religious and accept the tenets of science. It is no coincidence that liberal Christians (who are also the most highly educated) that want to find the means to fully incorporate gays and lesbians into the Church are also those that understand that religious beliefs and science must coexist and that humans’ ability to think, grow in our understanding of the natural world, and evolve in our understand of God is one of the greatest gifts that we have.

  25. Aggiecowboy says

    Lika Starr,

    As a resident of Oklahoma, I have that you’re…uh, okay, you’re right, Oklahoma does suck. HOWEVER, the state legistlature must be pro-gay since they are working hard to prevent the “NAFTA Superhighway” from passing through the state.

    And as for rest stops. There are none with facilities in OK, they were shut down some years ago because of a series of killings.

  26. Derrick from Philly says

    Do y’all suppose Robertson and his ilk actually believe in their shit, or are they just flimflam artist fucking over their flock.

    Anyway, he’s a fine American, aint he? And that reminds me: never ever buy a two headed dildo, y’ll…never.

  27. Mike S says

    “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!”

    Alcohol and being groped by unattractive men has that effect on me too.

  28. MCnNYC says

    How ironic.
    When SOULFORCE went to the “christian”
    communities (universities, churches) they were ARRESTED.
    And Pat WINGNUT Robertson is a just a carney of a side show (does anyone else remember his protien snakeoil he was peddling about a year ago?) Did his “god” tell to market himself in such a manner?

  29. autrsc says

    The one guy “quotes” scripture by saying that cities mentioned in the Bible are along I-35…Oh really, which ones? You can just make a statement like that without backing it up…yet I am sure the wingnuts don’t even care about what their own doctrines and scripture says. Pat likes it, and that is good enough apparently.

  30. mike says

    I read and watched this initially with a little fear and trepidation. I thought it was going to be about these holy-rollers invading the truck-stops and raiding the bathrooms to exorcise the pervs. Turns out it’s just another Robertson Rant. I mean, millions of people watch this guy every day! He’s still a respected “christian leader”! He still has influence! Sinister looking guy, isn’t he? Cover up his mouth and focus on the eyes. If those eyes are not the most evil looking eyes ever (discounting the Chief Evil-Doer, GW Bush), then I don’t know whose are!

  31. mike says

    I read and watched this initially with a little fear and trepidation. I thought it was going to be about these holy-rollers invading the truck-stops and raiding the bathrooms to exorcise the pervs. Turns out it’s just another Robertson Rant. I mean, millions of people watch this guy every day! He’s still a respected “christian leader”! He still has influence! Sinister looking guy, isn’t he? Cover up his mouth and focus on the eyes. If those eyes are not the most evil looking eyes ever (discounting the Chief Evil-Doer, GW Bush), then I don’t know whose are!

  32. mike says

    I read and watched this initially with a little fear and trepidation. I thought it was going to be about these holy-rollers invading the truck-stops and raiding the bathrooms to exorcise the pervs. Turns out it’s just another Robertson Rant. I mean, millions of people watch this guy every day! He’s still a respected “christian leader”! He still has influence! Sinister looking guy, isn’t he? Cover up his mouth and focus on the eyes. If those eyes are not the most evil looking eyes ever (discounting the Chief Evil-Doer, GW Bush), then I don’t know whose are!

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