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Pat Robertson: Impeach Eric Holder for ‘Elevating’ Sodomy Above Religious Freedom - VIDEO

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In response to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s declaration that state attorney generals are not obligated to defend state laws banning same-sex marriage, televangelist Pat Robertson called for Holder's impeachment and resignation.

Said Robertson:

“What we’re seeing now more and more is the rights of homosexuals, the practice of homosexuality, sodomy, consensual sodomy, is being raised and elevated above the rights of religious believers and that is terrible,”

Right Wing Watch reports that Robertson also defended state bans on same-sex marriage, saying the issue "has nothing to do with limiting homosexuals, it has to do with giving religious people the right to practice their religious freedom freely."


A similar "gay discrimination isn't discrimination" argument has been the go-to talking point among right-wingers in Arizona and Kansas in regards to legislation that would allow religious-based discrimination against gays. Supporters say these bills are simply meant to protect religious liberties and even help protect the rights of LGBT citizens.  


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  1. Just die, already you old fart.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Feb 26, 2014 9:12:04 PM

  2. Someone let crazy ol' grampa out again! He tries so hard to have religious freedom--i.e., superstition, thoughtlessness, and bigotry--reign as the only right someone can have. He doesn't want to share; he wants to live in a fantasy world.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 26, 2014 9:13:47 PM

  3. We need to be even more proactive. States have an obligation to protect ALL their citizens equally. Justice Garcia stated so today in his Texas ruling.

    "Any state law involving marriage or any other protected interest must comply with the United States Constitution." p2


    Anti-discrimination civil rights laws that don't include sexual orientation as a designated class are themselves discriminatory by exclusion.

    LGBT have been designated a suspect class deserving of heightened scrutiny by several federal justices.

    The legislation effort in Arizona and others like it around the country won't stop until we make them stop.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Feb 26, 2014 9:15:12 PM

  4. Translation: "Religious people" can only be free if they are legally allowed to discriminate against those with whom they disagree.

    Posted by: MajorTom | Feb 26, 2014 9:21:49 PM

  5. and his point is?

    Posted by: elwoodl | Feb 26, 2014 9:24:28 PM

  6. Ole Pat just wants a big one stuck up him!

    Posted by: David | Feb 26, 2014 9:31:12 PM

  7. I am so going rub my balls in Pat's face in hell. ohh I can't wait

    Posted by: sam kelley | Feb 26, 2014 9:32:55 PM

  8. Dear homophobes, you lost and there is nothing you can do. Peace and love.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 26, 2014 9:43:58 PM

  9. Gramps needs to be relegated to the back room where he can look at the purty diamonds and other gems he brought back from Africa illegally in exchange for the work of fiction he passes off as "salvation" for well over 25 years or more. Meanwhile he can count the donations that the followers of his superstitious tripe send him and the 700 Club can upgrade to ---- oh I don't know Kirk Cameron.....

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 26, 2014 9:47:11 PM

  10. Forcing people who don't buy into your superstitious tripe to live under the yolk of your religious beliefs by codifying those beliefs into law is the exact opposite of religious liberty, Pat.

    As for the elevation of sodomy, no one needs to up-sell sodomy. Sodomy sells itself. It's flying off the shelves.

    Posted by: FFS | Feb 26, 2014 9:51:54 PM

  11. Paying taxes for Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afganistan was a violation of my Christian ethics and Pat Robertson et. al. didn't give a tinker's damn. Pat Robertson is about as Christian as Westboro Baptist.

    Posted by: deke | Feb 26, 2014 9:53:42 PM

  12. What is it with these people and sodomy?

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 26, 2014 9:54:14 PM

  13. Once again old man- you are free to practice your religion as YOU see fit. You are NOT free to force me to practice your religion AT ALL. EVER!

    Posted by: Frank | Feb 26, 2014 10:01:08 PM

  14. Robertson was born in the wrong country at the wrong time. He wants to live in a theocracy. His idea of letting people "practice their religion" seems more like letting them burn heretics and any others who don't go along with the program at the stake.

    He also doesn't understand that U.S. federal law preempts state laws. If people have a right under federal law, the states can't take that right away. So much for his childish criticism of Eric Holder.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 26, 2014 10:11:23 PM

  15. Don't agree with 'em? Impeach 'em!

    There's a slogan there.

    Posted by: Bravo | Feb 26, 2014 10:13:04 PM

  16. Elevated sodomy is usually more fun. Just a few household pillows can enhance the experience.

    Posted by: Neil | Feb 26, 2014 10:35:03 PM

  17. Oh, pillows!!!! That makes more sense.

    I was imagining a trapeze.

    Posted by: Vint | Feb 26, 2014 10:59:40 PM

  18. Gag Robertson for NOT separating Constitutionally Required separation of church and State

    Posted by: alan | Feb 26, 2014 11:06:37 PM

  19. I love the headline of this story! I always have enjoyed gay sex over church. Way to go Eric Holder!

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Feb 26, 2014 11:25:42 PM

  20. He just needs to die already. The world will be a much better place. Seriously.

    Posted by: Urbanmike | Feb 26, 2014 11:27:38 PM

  21. If I'm reading that right, he differentiates between sodomy and consensual sodomy, but condemns them both equally. Doesn't that require blaming a/the victim the same as a/the perpetrator in the non-consensual variant?

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Feb 26, 2014 11:41:07 PM

  22. I wish he would meet Jesus already. Face to face.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Feb 26, 2014 11:56:47 PM

  23. Stop imposing your beliefs on me Patty. What part of religious freedom do you not comprehend? oh the irony.....

    Posted by: Chrislam | Feb 27, 2014 12:35:25 AM

  24. Maybe he should blame Canada for his problems.

    Posted by: barney | Feb 27, 2014 12:54:25 AM

  25. In NO way does this infringe upon anyone else's Religious freedoms. It DOES RIGHTFULLY infringe upon people's (entirely imagined) right to impose their own Religious views upon others.

    The whole idea of a ban on gay marriage is just a way to defend an entitled feeling of moral superiority against imagined slights
    . No one is going to make a straight person get gay married OR force a priest to marry gay people in the church. Seriously stop being stupid and/or ridiculous.

    Posted by: fanboi | Feb 27, 2014 1:53:39 AM

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