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Pat Robertson: Gays Wear Special Rings to Cut People and Intentionally Spread AIDS - VIDEO

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On The 700 Club today, Pat Robertson claimed that gay people in San Francisco wear special rings in order to cut people so they can then intentionally infect them with AIDS when they shake hands.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

CBN edited Robertson's claim out of the broadcast which it aired online, Right Wing Watch reports.

Robertson's claim came in a response to a viewer question from "a woman who wondered if it was wrong for the church not to inform her that a man she was driving to worship services is 'dying of AIDS,.'"

Said Robertson:

“There are laws now, I think the homosexual community has put these draconian laws on the books that prohibit people from discussing this particular affliction, you can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure, but you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS...

...You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE: Robertson releases a non-apology...

"In my own experience, our organization sponsored a meeting years ago in San Francisco where trained security officers warned me about shaking hands because, in those days, certain AIDS-infected activists were deliberately trying to infect people like me by virtue of rings which would cut fingers and transfer blood.

"I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said. In no wise (sic) were my remarks meant as an indictment of the homosexual community or, for that fact, to those infected with this dreadful disease." - Pat Robertson, in a statement emailed to me by the head publicist for the 700 Club.

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  1. He is not only delusional but dangerous.
    One can only hope GAWD takes him and his fellow hater Pat Buchanan sooner than later and that the world celebrate their deaths and hatred that will go with that death.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Aug 27, 2013 2:14:36 PM


  2. When will this old, worthless piece of $hit die? Let's hope it's soon.

    Posted by: Mark Austin | Aug 27, 2013 2:15:13 PM


  3. Pat is a loon.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Aug 27, 2013 2:24:08 PM


  4. The man is skirting on inciting violence with his words. Disney and ABC need to find a way to legally ditch this hate-filled,fact-challenged pogrom of anti-pretty-much-everything propaganda.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Aug 27, 2013 2:26:32 PM


  5. I usually wear my rig when I'm handing out smallpox-infested blankets.

    Posted by: woody | Aug 27, 2013 2:28:21 PM


  6. PAT, PLEASE JUST DIE ALREADY!!!

    Posted by: Ron | Aug 27, 2013 2:28:26 PM


  7. He is trying to incite violence against gays. That is dangerous and there should be something we can do to shut up his old demented mouth.

    Posted by: JWL | Aug 27, 2013 2:29:23 PM


  8. and i'm supposed to believe local police and the fbi are involved in a conspiracy to cover up these serial killings, protect the killers from prosecution, and then hide the murders from the public?

    at least cbn had enough sense to edit the remarks from the program. those who make money by allowing this sick and delusional man to continue to appear on tv should be ashamed of themselves.

    Posted by: northalabama | Aug 27, 2013 2:29:41 PM


  9. What the F*** was he taking, i want some. One way trip to the twilight zone!

    Posted by: David | Aug 27, 2013 2:32:19 PM


  10. When is he going to depart earth and go to hell?

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Aug 27, 2013 2:34:21 PM


  11. Looks like Pat skipped some of his meds this week. I hope his nurse gets him to take his pink pills, since they keep him from screaming.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 27, 2013 2:34:32 PM


  12. If, by some chance, this were somehow true, why would so many people like Robertson still be HIV negative? Is there something he's not telling us?

    Posted by: David | Aug 27, 2013 2:38:35 PM


  13. Thanks Pat for informing us on yet another seedy tactic by the Gay community. What a perfect way for us to introduce a great new social-initiative. We're going to start with the shirt - Hug a Gay!


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    Posted by: Thomas | Aug 27, 2013 2:38:47 PM


  14. LOLOLOL..

    Posted by: Joel V | Aug 27, 2013 2:40:11 PM


  15. How can some of you folks posting here express revulsion at Pat Robertson's deeply offensive words by wishing DEATH upon him?! Don't you realize that on their *own* sites the holy rollers then, quite rightly, excerpt your remarks and point out how DEEPLY HATEFUL we are as a community wishing death and pain on another?!

    Nothing he said is incitement to violence. Had he added "and that is why they should be killed... and so on" then it would get closer to that but even then it is likely considered rhetorical speech (much like when people, like those above, express sentiments about death and so on).

    If you want the cycle of hatred to end then pity the fool and expose him. But for the love of our community do not sink to his level and give them ammunition. Quite honestly, the comments sections of this website are so often an embarrassment to our self dignity.

    Posted by: Consider your OWN hypocrisy | Aug 27, 2013 2:47:32 PM


  16. WHOA! First, We're putting laws on the books now! I like the power they would claim we have to "put laws on the books".

    He is REACHING for topics. This shows that the right wing will never fail in attempting to generate hatred through spreading lies. Fear is the great motivator Pat uses to benefit in a huge financial way from the ruin of lives.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Aug 27, 2013 2:50:39 PM


  17. His insults are just getting more and more horrible (and I thought it wasn't possible).

    Posted by: Matt27 | Aug 27, 2013 2:55:49 PM


  18. Hatred against this piece of garbage, Pat Robertson, is entirely appropriate, whether you are gay or straight.

    Posted by: Joel | Aug 27, 2013 2:56:55 PM


  19. Don't wish death on people. It's even more tacky than what this old man has to say. If you really want to get his goat then pray for him. Pray that his heart will be opened and that the love of Christ/Buddha/Whatever you believe will shine through. If you're not religious then wish him well. You must understand that he is kept informed of how we react to his ridiculous statements...hatred only begets hatred.

    Posted by: Adian | Aug 27, 2013 2:57:35 PM


  20. Don't wish death on people. It's even more tacky than what this old man has to say. If you really want to get his goat then pray for him. Pray that his heart will be opened and that the love of Christ/Buddha/Whatever you believe will shine through. If you're not religious then wish him well. You must understand that he is kept informed of how we react to his ridiculous statements...hatred only begets hatred.

    Posted by: Adian | Aug 27, 2013 2:57:36 PM


  21. CONSIDER - Pat is as bad as toxic cancer. He is a vile, hateful, spiteful man and the world will be a better place when he's GONE, just like how the world will be a better place when CANCER is gone. Mark my words, I will dance on this monster's grave one day.

    Posted by: Robert | Aug 27, 2013 2:59:26 PM


  22. I look forward to the day I have the great joy of reading this evil old troll's obituary. I can only wish it is soon and the cause painful.

    Posted by: Bob R | Aug 27, 2013 3:01:04 PM


  23. God help us too, what the hell is he talking about. Bloody mad Americans.

    Posted by: Kim | Aug 27, 2013 3:02:21 PM


  24. He's either delusional or a purposeful liar. His "facts" don't match reality in any way, but his audience will believe them, which is what makes him dangerous. It's time for CBN to be held accountable for the lies their stars tell about the GLBT world.

    Posted by: Piet | Aug 27, 2013 3:02:49 PM


  25. I know we have freedom of speech laws here but this is borderline inciting a riot. This man should be curbed on what he can say. Hes made some outrageous statements before but this just takes the cake. I cant believe ppl still give him money. He needs to be sued...BIG TIME

    Posted by: ted holland | Aug 27, 2013 3:04:56 PM


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