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Pat Robertson: Gays Can Change Just Like Murderers, Rapists and Thieves — VIDEO

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Commenting on a case in Ecuador in which a lawmaker was found guilty of discrimination over his anti-gay remarks, Pat Robertson expressed anger that speaking out against gays can be considered a hate crime.

Said Robertson:

"It is a hate crime to say somebody can change their sexual preference? ... Anybody who has ministered to thousands of people...know very well that the power of God can change people's orientation. A murderer can change. A rapist can change. A thief can change. That's what the Gospel is about. It's not a hate crime."

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  1. The world is changing and the man is a dinosaur. He and his bigoted friends will go the way of the T-Rex. Is my count accurate that 20 percent of our United States now embrace same sex marriage ? Progress. Keep looking forward.

    Posted by: norseman | May 6, 2013 3:17:13 PM


  2. When you think he can be more stupid he always challenge that believe

    Posted by: jjose712 | May 6, 2013 3:25:19 PM


  3. I don't understand why Andy posts this guy every time he speaks. The attention only fuels his ratings (and therefore his contract), and he says nothing remotely startling or troublesome -- at least coming from his mouth.

    I'd understand a Robertson post every couple months, just to remind us of his crazy, but Andy posts every single drop of drool that comes out of this windbags mouth.

    Posted by: Mike8787 | May 6, 2013 3:26:11 PM


  4. If Pat Robertson really wants to come across as a Christian (instead of the blithering idiot he usually comes across as) why doesn't he instead talk about how gays and Christians are going to get along in the years ahead? It's obvious that marriage equality is here to say - at least in the states that have it already.

    I agree with him that it isn't "hate speech" to say that someone can change his sexual orientation - even if that viewpoint is wrong. But when you keep mentioning a group of people in the same paragraph as rapists and thieves they will understandably get offended.

    Posted by: Mary | May 6, 2013 3:26:40 PM


  5. Pat can "change" out of his longline panty girdle, since it is obviously binding and pinching. Oh how I "hate" when that happens.

    Posted by: sothere | May 6, 2013 3:27:32 PM


  6. Pat can "change" out of his longline panty girdle, since it is obviously binding and pinching. Oh how I "hate" when that happens.

    Posted by: sothere | May 6, 2013 3:27:32 PM


  7. PR never disappoints nor fails when giving stupid statements. Every time there are news about gays, he runs to talk about it. I wonder does he ever think, why? Does he ever think -Why am I thinking of gays so much and so often?

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 6, 2013 3:28:21 PM


  8. I would like to point out that bigots can change, just like murderers, rapists and thieves. They aren't born that way.

    Posted by: Charlie | May 6, 2013 3:30:43 PM


  9. Murdrers, rapists, thieves/
    That's what the people of the town they call us

    Posted by: Arrant | May 6, 2013 3:32:55 PM


  10. Christians can change, just like murderers, rapists, and thieves.

    Surely it's not a hate crime to say so.

    Posted by: Vint | May 6, 2013 3:41:58 PM


  11. there we have it, folks. God's too busy to cure little kids of leukemia, because grown men from Robertson's brand of churches are too busy developing a taste for pu**y. great.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 6, 2013 3:44:04 PM


  12. Pat, Reprehensible, Robertson commits a hate crime when he compares homosexual people to rapists, robbers, murderers, etc. Even were he correct that a gay person can change their sexual orientation, the question remains: why? Why should a person who simply prefers to have sex with someone of the same genital endowment avoid doing so? Simply to keep Christians happy? To let Reprehensible Robertson continue his fantasy that only people like himself populate the globe? To help people believe in the power of their imaginary sky-fairy? "God gave you free will, but he's forbidden you to use it in any way he disapproves." BS

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | May 6, 2013 3:57:06 PM


  13. ..I see Pat Arose from his coffin yet again to spill his Bile.....he looks like a corpse.

    Posted by: disgusted american | May 6, 2013 4:16:23 PM


  14. One thing you can't change is the inevitability of Alzheimer's.

    Posted by: Parkrunner | May 6, 2013 4:30:08 PM


  15. Exhibit 1: shoving religion down everyone's throats. Exhibit 2: false winess and lying about minorities. Exhibit 3: getting paid for that, under the guise of "charity."

    Posted by: Christophe | May 6, 2013 4:36:46 PM


  16. Robertson seems to be changing into the monkey he's so afraid he shares a common ancestor with.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | May 6, 2013 4:47:03 PM


  17. Wow, is he trying out for a part as an extra on "The Walking Dead"?

    It always amazes me that these fossils are caught up in the "is being gay a choice" question when there is no question that RELIGION is a choice. If we really could change, then he could just as easily convert to reform Judaism and support "teh gay."

    Posted by: Joseph L | May 6, 2013 5:05:58 PM


  18. He better pray that God can stop he rapidly approaching senility.

    Posted by: jaragon | May 6, 2013 5:14:35 PM


  19. Bless her.

    Posted by: Lars | May 6, 2013 5:22:20 PM


  20. Unless resurrection of the dead has become a thing, murderers cannot change.

    Posted by: Randy | May 6, 2013 5:50:43 PM


  21. Delusional old f*rts can go to therapy, you know. Religion is a choice after all.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | May 6, 2013 6:01:28 PM


  22. A more pertinent question would be, 'Can a rabid, fundamentalist Christian change?' Clearly, not.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | May 6, 2013 6:15:34 PM


  23. His free speech rights are not threatened. He could do much but chooses to do so little.

    Posted by: anon | May 6, 2013 6:23:16 PM


  24. While one can reasonably express the opinion that it is not a hate crime to suggest that one's sexual orientation can change, that is not what the politician from Ecuador did. He called gays "immoral" and suggested they 'suffered from "severe deviation of conduct"', statements made as part of a political campaign. The politician is in trouble because Ecquador's electoral code "forbids candidates of publicly expressing any thoughts that discriminate or affect other people's dignity or utilise symbols, expressions or allusions of a religious nature."

    Robertson may not like that law, but it is not his country. Apparently the general opinion in Ecuador is that political campaigns should not try to use minorities as scapegoats and that religion should be kept out of politics.

    Posted by: Bill | May 6, 2013 6:28:25 PM


  25. Oh look - senile old Pat has more stupid things to yell at clouds. Must be a day that ends in "Y".

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 6, 2013 7:16:05 PM


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