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Meet the Robertsons: A Superclip of Pat and Phil's Anti-gay Insanity - VIDEO

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Televangelist Pat Robertson and Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson might not be blood relatives per se, but the two still share more than a few traits - not the least of which is an unabiding hatred for gay people.

To help sort through the many similarities, MSNBC's The Ed Show has put together a montage of some of the more outrageous 2014 moments in religious nuttery from the two Robertsons for your viewing pleasure.


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Pat Robertson Says Gays 'Will Die Out Because They Don't Reproduce' - VIDEO

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Pat Robertson once again made eye-roll inducing comments today about gays saying that they'll eventually "die out", reports Right Wing WatchThe former southern baptist minister's comments come from today's episode of The 700 Club when Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who attends a church whose members aren't allowed to date, leaving fellow church goers frustrated that they can't enter relationships with people in the congregation. Robertson responded with this little gem of a quote.

Said Robertson:

"You know, those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce. You know, you have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church, it’s doomed, it’s going to die out because it’s the most nonsensical thing I’ve heard in a long time."

The more intriguing question here is when is Pat Robertson going to "die out"? Watch, Pat Robertson's nonsense, if you can bear it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Robertson's Thanksgiving Warning: Stop Gay Rights Or Risk America's 'Destruction' - VIDEO


Pat Robertson had a very special Thanksgiving message for us all - and, as always, it contained his signature nuttiness about End Times, our "Christian" nation, and the threat of "aberrant lifestyles."


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Pat Robertson: Gay Rights Advocates 'are Terrorists...Radicals...and Extremists' — VIDEO


Last week, the right-wing freaked out over subpoenas sent to Houston area pastors for "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession."

HERO, is Houston's LGBT-inclusive Equal Rights Ordinance and the subpoenas, which were acknowledged to be too broad by Mayor Annise Parker and were issued by outside attorneys working for the city pro bono, were being used to find out if there were specific instructions from area pastors to their congregations about how to fill out the petitions for putting the ordinance up for public referendum.

Of course this fit well into the right-wing's religious persecution meme, and here's how Robertson reacted (again) on his show today, Right Wing Watch reports:

It’s one thing to want to persuade somebody to believe like you do, that’s what Christianity is about, to bring the Gospel message and say this is good news and we’d like you to accept it. It’s something else to take the arm of the government to force somebody to do something that is against, contrary to their religion, and that’s what these homosexuals are trying to do. They are trying to force people who are Christians to marry them or else face jail, to make cakes honoring them or else go to jail and give their sermons over and divulge their innermost thoughts or go to jail, that’s the kind of thing we’re dealing with.

These people are terrorists, they’re radicals and they’re extremists...

Added Pat: "What’s being done in Houston is a gay—the woman they elected is a homosexual, she’s a lesbian, and she’s trying to force pastors to conform to her beliefs."


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Pat Robertson Warns Viewer Traveling to Kenya: 'You've Got to Be Careful, the Towels Could Have AIDS' - VIDEO


Televangelist Pat Robertson, who in the past has warned viewers about gays wearing special rings to cut people and intentionally spread AIDS, has a new b.s. health warning for any viewer who might be traveling to Africa.

"You might get AIDS in Kenya, the people have AIDS, you've got to be careful, the towels can have AIDS."


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The Right Enemies: A Look Back at Right-Wing Attacks on Eric Holder

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Attorney General Eric Holder, who this week announced his plans to resign, has been a leader in addressing systems of racial discrimination and protecting the fundamental rights of every American to be treated equally under the law and participate in our democracy.

Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that the Right loves to hate him.

Tim HuelskampIn February of this year, the American Family Association demanded Holder’s impeachment after he had the audacity to treat married same-sex couples like married opposite-sex couples with regard to a host of legal rights and recognitions. Shortly after, both Faith and Freedom Coalition head Ralph Reed and Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp [pictured right] echoed the call for Holder’s impeachment because of his support for marriage equality. Televangelist Pat Robertson also joined the impeachment parade, alleging that under Holder, “sodomy” was being “elevated above the rights of religious believers.”

Holder’s commitment to redressing racial injustice was no more warmly received by the Right than his work in support of LGBT equality. After Holder spoke out against voter ID laws, which disproportionately harm people of color, Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused him of “purposefully” “incit[ing] racial tension.” Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt argued that Holder’s open discussion of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system means that he is the real “racist,” asserting last year that Holder wants to “intimidate the rest of the country so that we don’t think about defending ourselves” against “attacks by black mobs on white individuals.” Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association went so far as to say that Holder would never “prosecute someone if the victim is white.” And after Holder visited Ferguson, Missouri last month, David Horowitz outrageously commented that the attorney general was leading a black “lynch mob.”

And those are just a handful of the attacks the Right has leveled against Holder for his work protecting equality under the law.

The fact that the far Right has reacted with so much vitriol to the attorney general’s leadership is a sign not only of how uninterested they are in the civil rights that the Justice Department is meant to protect, but also of how effective Holder’s work has been. The next attorney general should share Holder’s deep commitment to protecting the rights of all Americans – and, by extension, make all the “right” enemies among those hoping to turn back the clock on civil liberties.

This post originally appeared on People For the American Way's blog.

This post originally appeared on the PFAW blog.


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