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Creaking forward in his chair (really, listen to the clip), Pat Robertson shook his head at a Christian Broadcast Network report on the marriage of two women which took place over the weekend at West Point.

"What have they done to our cherished institution?" lamented Robertson, adding that General Douglas MacArthur, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee would each be “rolling over in his grave” over the wedding.

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  1. At least two of those generals would probably have rolled over in their graves because of Loving v. Virginia. That we've moved on from those attitudes is a good thing, as the progress on marriage equality is.

    Posted by: Chris | Dec 3, 2012 3:40:24 PM


  2. Mark Twain on the Bible: (edited for brevity)

    "The Christian Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same; but the medical practice changes.

    The texts remain: it is the practice that has changed. Why? Because the world has corrected the Bible. The Church never corrects it; and also never fails to drop in at the tail of the procession - and take the credit of the correction.

    Slavery fell. The slavery text remained; the practice changed, that was all.

    During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so. The Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live.

    Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know whether to laugh or to cry. Who discovered that there was no such thing as a witch - the priest, the parson? No, these never discover anything.

    There are no witches. The witch text remains; only the practice has changed."

    Gays are just the latest in a very long and distinguished line of victims of religion-based bigotry. Pat Robertson and his ilk are irrelevant, not quite dead but paper thin, hardly worth mentioning.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 3, 2012 3:57:54 PM


  3. AJ and the "why do we pay attention argument".

    Here is why: just because Towleroad, etc points out the stupid things people like Pat says to his daily INTERNATIONAL audience from his bully pulpit does not mean you are giving creedence to his views. He is going to say them anyways and sadly, he has a large audience. By pointing these stupid remarks out in the public square, it gives the rest of the ratioanal thinking members of society an opportunity to push back against his incorrect arguments and PROVE THEM WRONG (just as Eric has pointed out above). Otherwise, he spouts off his garbage without ever being challenged. The more he is challenged and proven wrong, the sillier and out of touch with reality he looks. That is a good thing.

    Posted by: BETTY | Dec 3, 2012 4:56:55 PM


  4. If this reduces conservatives' endless infatuation with the military (despite no desire to join up in most cases), great.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 3, 2012 4:57:52 PM


  5. Robertson looks as he will finally croak at any moment.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 3, 2012 5:18:59 PM


  6. Robertson looks as he will finally croak at any moment.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 3, 2012 5:19:06 PM


  7. I think Pat is adorable. I want to pinch his cheeks.

    Posted by: Gast | Dec 3, 2012 7:18:54 PM


  8. @BETTY

    The problem is that giving those views a wider audience is part of the problem. Many of us complain bitterly when hate groups get time on television networks to spread their vile, yet we also spread it on our own websites. When we do so to call attention to it and try to change things, as when we try to get networks to stop asking hate groups on, I can see the point. But this is not the situation with Pat Robertson, especially in this case.

    The main difference is that when we talk to advertisers or networks that is one thing, because we can show them the harm they are doing, or how it works against their own best interests, but we are not going to change Pat Robertson's mind with facts, because facts don't matter to him. You mention my previous posting, but I wasn't trying to prove Robertson wrong, I was simply making a point that we can't let the opinions of the dead rule our lives. Grant said a lot of things, including:

    "Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future."

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 3, 2012 9:30:48 PM


  9. My point is that he is saying it regardless. Keeping our heads in the sand and not challenging the Pat's of the world allows them to spew their stupidity under the cover of night. I think it is important to shine the light on them and expose the ignorance of their remarks. To do that the media must inform us and let us know, otherwise people won't stand up.

    Posted by: BETTY | Dec 3, 2012 9:39:06 PM


  10. And soon Robertson will be in his grave.

    Posted by: Nate | Dec 3, 2012 10:53:35 PM


  11. @AJ : As someone who reads Right Wing Watch daily, Towleorad gives us only a fraction of the ignorance Robertson spews. RWW has stated they would like to cover him less! However, for better or for worse, Robertson is an elder statesman of the base of the Republican Party. As long as that is true, all of us need to keep on top of him, not just liberal Christians like me.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 4, 2012 9:28:52 AM


  12. peeing on this man's grave would be a waste of urine.

    go out for a big taco bell dinner. bring friends. collectively defecate on his grave.

    much more fitting.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 4, 2012 11:18:13 AM


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