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Pat Robertson: Gay Marriage is a 'Death Wish' for the Democratic Party — VIDEO


Pat Robertson responded to the Democratic Party's decision to put marriage equality in its platform, calling it a "death wish", Right Wing Watch reports.

Said Robertson:

About 2% of the population are homosexual, 1% of the population is lesbian. That’s a tiny group and every time this initiative has been brought to the ballot where the people have a chance to vote they vote overwhelmingly in favor of traditional marriage. For the Democrats to go out on that limb, it just seems like to me that they are further alienating themselves from the mainstream of America. If that’s what they want to do, fine, but it will mean the death knell of their party, it seems like to me, and of course that’s what they’re doing but maybe they have a death wish.


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  1. The polling data, even among Republicans, shows otherwise. But thanks for playing, you dilapidated old bigot.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jul 31, 2012 1:30:37 PM

  2. I'm so happy to see the right wingers keep being so anti-gay because it is totally disenfranchising them with the young voters.

    The greedy, selfish Republican so-called "leaders" of today are so focused on themselves and their own bank accounts that they don't see the long term damage they are doing to the party. They are the same way with the economy every time they are in office so we know they won't ever have the intelligence to change.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jul 31, 2012 1:32:57 PM

  3. The only death wish anyone has is for you to die already you angry,old,religious zealot!

    Posted by: SFshawn | Jul 31, 2012 1:33:29 PM

  4. Conservative bubbles must be nice. Your echo always agrees with you.

    DOMA will fall next year. States will soon start adding marriage equality.

    In ten years, it will be highly unpopular to be anti-gay and 90% of the states will have it.

    In twenty years, the Republicans and Robertsons of the world will tell us how they were they initial pro-equality champions.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Jul 31, 2012 1:36:16 PM

  5. Oh just die! We've endured enough of you.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jul 31, 2012 1:36:24 PM

  6. So by that logic, any politician/political party supporting the civil rights movement in 1960's also had a death wish? After all, whites were the clear majority and there was limited, confused, and changing support for equality (gee, just like there is now). Guess Pat has a very minimal understanding of how social change comes about. Also he doesn't know when it is best to keep the old piehole shut.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 31, 2012 1:42:43 PM

  7. If he really believed what he was saying he wouldn't have said a word! Nothing would make him happier than seeing the death of the Democratic Party. He certainly wouldn't do anything to curtail that death.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the KING of ALL concern trolls!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 31, 2012 1:45:23 PM

  8. As a follow on to KP05...

    They're already trying to coop Civil Rights!

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jul 31, 2012 1:48:03 PM

  9. I can't connect the dots with what he is saying. How is it a death wish when the platform represents the wishes of the 35% of the country that identify as liberal? The same might be said of the Republican platform that wants English the official language of the US.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 31, 2012 1:52:14 PM

  10. who really cares what this so called christion has to say? He is so out dated picking and choosing what he wants his little sheep to hear.

    Posted by: mark | Jul 31, 2012 1:56:37 PM

  11. Oh go pray away a hurricane you old fossil. Oh first blame it on the gays!

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 31, 2012 1:57:59 PM

  12. Even if it was just 2% (which is so far from the truth..) that would be roughly 314 000 000 x 0.02 = 6 280 000 people in the US who he's talking about - not counting, for example, gay couples' kids, whose lives the lack of marriage equality is indirectly affecting. That's almost a million more than my home country's population (5,4 million in Finland). So hardly a "tiny group". What an ignorant bag of rotten bones that man is..

    Posted by: Chris K | Jul 31, 2012 2:17:00 PM

  13. And conservative religious nutjobs like him are going to be the death knell of his religion. Kooks like him have been driving people from the church for decades now. And its only going to get more drastic as time passes.

    Posted by: BEAHBEAH | Jul 31, 2012 2:19:01 PM

  14. "Go pray away a hurricane" is my new favourite phrase :-)

    Posted by: behline | Jul 31, 2012 2:24:37 PM

  15. Don't ask for whom the bell tolls Pat... It tolls for thee.

    Posted by: scollingsworth | Jul 31, 2012 2:24:46 PM

  16. Same old, dusty rhetoric from the same old, dusty corpse.

    Posted by: ichabod | Jul 31, 2012 2:30:28 PM

  17. Dear Pat Robertson,

    In 1960, the percentage of black people in the population hovered at just around 10%. Using your logic, we shouldn't have fought for Loving v. Virginia back in 1964, and the Supreme Court should have never approved interracial marriage.

    According to your "facts".

    I truly feel sorry for you, preaching to the closed-minded and blaming all the worlds ills on everything you spew hate against. It's a sorry life to live.

    Posted by: Walter H | Jul 31, 2012 2:40:45 PM

  18. I try not to think of Pat Robertson and death wishes at the same time. That's much more his bailiwick than mine, the creepy old wizard, and I try to keep my Karmic debt to a minimum.

    But since he brought it up... tick-tock, tick-tock, Pat. Don'cha wanna go see Jesus? Here's your hat, where's your coat? Don't let me keep you if you're in a hurry.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 31, 2012 2:54:33 PM

  19. The percentage of Jews in America is 2.1%.

    What say ye to THAT Pat?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 31, 2012 3:04:27 PM

  20. Pat -apparently you aren't through trading Jebezuzz for diamonds in Africa. Tick tick tick..... go meet your messiah now Pat-afterall -isn't that your reward?

    Posted by: Nick | Jul 31, 2012 3:05:37 PM

  21. I have an ultra-conservative friend who makes illogical statements like this--even when he's proven wrong (the list of "proven wrongs" is legion), he still says he's "right". Like the Angry Dog, he can't let go of the bone. Pat Robertson is just wrong, plain and simple: he opens his mouth and he's wrong--the sun is yellow, the sky is blue, and the grass is green. I'm not shocked by the sun, sky or grass and I'm not shocked by this wrong-headed old man.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 31, 2012 3:14:30 PM

  22. Irrelevent geezer facing his imminent death says WHAT?

    Posted by: VoenixRising | Jul 31, 2012 3:14:37 PM

  23. Let's not forget Pat Robertson's substantial racist past, including saying this:

    “If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God’s word and had desired to do the Lord’s will, I am quite confident that the 1954 [Brown v. Board of Education] decision would never have been made,” Rev. Jerry Falwell once wrote. “The facilities should be separate. When God has drawn the line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line.”

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 31, 2012 3:19:59 PM

  24. If I believed in heaven, which I don't, I'd love to be at the pearly gates (which don't exist either, btw) when Pat Robertson tried to claw his way past the gatekeeper. Can you imagine him trying to explain why he deserved to get into heaven? In my fantasy he'd have to sit with god (who doesn't exist) and watch hours and hours and hours of his idiotic rantings trying to explain, time after time, how he helped better the world.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 31, 2012 3:20:27 PM

  25. I'm a Democrat and I confess to having a death wish, but not for myself or my party. Three guesses who I'm wishing for.

    Posted by: Jimcracky | Jul 31, 2012 3:28:58 PM

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