Pat Robertson Hub




Pat Robertson Reveals the Secret Behind How He Stays Fit: VIDEO

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 4.18.14 PM

On a segment related to exercise and ageing on today's 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson shared with his viewers his very own fitness "secret."

Said Robertson:

"A few years ago I did some pretty heavy stuff, I used to, my leg presses, warm up with 500 lbs. and I went up from there, I did 30 reps of 1,000 lbs."

Right Wing Watch reports that back in 2006, Robertson made similar outlandish claims that he could leg press 2,000 lbs even though he was 76 years old at the time and the current world record for that age is 1,335 lbs.

Robertson, as usual, remains blissfully unaware of any delusions of grandeur on his part.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Pat Robertson Reveals the Secret Behind How He Stays Fit: VIDEO" »


Pat Robertson Tells Mother That Her Gay Son May Have Been Molested: VIDEO

Screen Shot 2013-11-12 at 3.57.10 PM

On today's 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson responded to a question from a mother who asked what she should do with her 16-year-old son who recently came out as gay.

Said Robertson:

"I think you need to counsel with him and see, you know, is there really a biological thing going on or has he been influenced, has a coach molested him?...[gay youth] don't know what they're doing, they're teenagers."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Pat Robertson Tells Mother That Her Gay Son May Have Been Molested: VIDEO" »


Pat Robertson: Low-Carb Diets Violate God's Principles - VIDEO

Robertson

Not only do low-carb diets give you "All kinds of problems where you ache like crazy," they also violate God's principles, according to televangelist Pat Robertson. Also, don't eat Halal food or you fund terrorism!

Watch the nuttiness, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Pat Robertson: Low-Carb Diets Violate God's Principles - VIDEO" »


Anderson Cooper Rips Pat Robertson's Gay AIDS Ring Claims: VIDEO

Cooper

Pat Robertson finds his way to Anderson Cooper's 'Ridiculist' for his claims this week that gay people wear special rings designed to cut people during a handshake so they can then transmit the AIDS virus.

Said Robertson:

...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."

Says Anderson: "I've never seen that particular section at Zales."

Anderson then goes on to mock some of Robertson's other recent off-the-wall remarks.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Anderson Cooper Rips Pat Robertson's Gay AIDS Ring Claims: VIDEO" »


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

Pat_robertson

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.

Get all the Towleroad headlines first - follow us on Twitter @TLRD.

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


Meet An 'Ex-Gay' Who Says She Made A 'Covenant With Satan': VIDEO

Debra Gauthier

With bans on "ex-gay" therapy for minors making their way into the law books in California and New Jersey, the topic of "ex-gays" and "conversion therapy" is being revisited with renewed vigor. While bodies such as the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association dismiss conversion therapy as ineffective and potentially harmful, advocates use testimonies from "ex-gays" such as Debra Gauthier. Gauthier's story was recently featured on an episode of Pat Robertson's show The 700 Club, and perpetuates many of the myths surrounding the origins of homosexuality. 

"I had bought the lie,” she said in an on-camera interview. “There was a lot of inner turmoil going on, there was something about that that is not right, it’s not natural." According to the video, it was Gauthier's abusive father who supposedly made her a lesbian. It claims that her abusive relationship with her father caused her to become "afraid of men," therefore causing her to turn to women for the love and support that she needed. After living in a lesbian relationship for many years, Gauthier then turned to Christianity to help her cope with a demotion at her job as a Las Vegas police officer. It was then that she realized that she had a "choice" about her sexuality. 

"And I read that homosexuality is sin, it's not God's design, and I was in shock. I'm like, 'what? You mean I'm not born this way? I had bought the lie.  I bought that I was born that way. It was some genetic thing and this was just how I was created."

Bright Lights Dark PlacesGauthier makes no mention of Satan in her video interview. Instead, the outrageous claim comes from her book, Bright Lights, Dark Places. The book's cover claims to tell the story of the pioneer first woman on the Las Vegas police force. Unfortunately, it includes a bit of radical ex-gay propaganda. Right Wing Watch lifted an excerpt from the book, in which she claims that she made a "covenant with Satan" during a same-sex wedding ceremony, and that she dated her lesbian partner, a "practicing witch", until Gauthoer "saw the demon in her". 

"Our ceremony was led by a gay male priest and a women priestess. We lit candles and performed cultic rituals, and I sensed the darkness around us. I had no idea that I had just entered into covenant with Satan and opened my life up to the demonic realm…

"In my pursuit of spirituality, I became more aware of the demonic realm and began to struggle with fear. I found myself blinded by my own darkness as I opened my soul up more and more to Satan, who masquerades as an angel of light.

"As I got deeper into spiritualism, a gift of discerning spirits was activated in me. At the time I was dating Diana, a practicing witch whom I had met at a New Age conference. Diana introduced me to demon worship and a new level of darkness. One evening as she began to seduce me, my spiritual eyes were opened, and I saw the demon in her sneering back at me. It horrified me! I jumped up, quickly got dressed, and ran out of there. This was the beginning of the blinders coming off my eyes and the exposure of the present dark kingdom of which I was very much a part."

Gauthier also claims in her book that she was aided in her ex-gay revelation by Exodus International, the now-defunct ex-gay ministry group that subsequently closed its doors and apologized to the LGBT community.

Watch Gauthier's interview with The 700 Club AFTER THE JUMP...


Trending



Towleroad - Blogged