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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...


WATCH: Pat Robertson Admits Being Trans Is True And Not A Sin - VIDEO

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Towleroad readers know that Pat Robertson isn't exactly known for his tolerance or open-mindedness. On the contrary, he has an extensive history of making ignorant and homophobic remarks. However, in a recent "Bring It On-Line" Q&A segment on his show, Robertson made an admission that many may find shocking. 

The question came from a viewer named "David", who asked:

"I work with two people who have decided that they are females. I know what the bible says about homosexuality, but is it wrong to refer to them as females since they have had their gender status changed in the eyes of the law?"

Robertson's reply, in short: no. While he did call the process of transitioning "drastic" and "radical", and said that he would "question the validity" of anyone who would come out to him as trans, Robertson did admit that "there are men who are in a woman's body. It's very rare, but it's true...or a women that are in men's bodies." Such an admission from the likes of Pat Robertson would already be considered a victory. However, he also added that "I don't think there's any sin associated with that. I don't condemn somebody for doing that," before concluding that "it's not for you to decide or to judge."

Imagine that, a televangelist televising a message of (relative) tolerance. 

If you're having trouble believing it, you can take a look at the video AFTER THE JUMP (at around the 2:28 mark). In context, do Robertson's comments represent a step in the right direction for trans equality? Give your opinion below.

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Pat Robertson: 'We're Not Anti-Gay'...Gays Are Simply Confused Or Sick - VIDEO

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Towleroad is no stranger to Pat Robertson and the many outrageous and bigoted comments that he has made over the years. Just earlier this week, the televangelist expressed a desire for a "vomit" button on Facebook, to be used for photos of same-sex couples. 

Now, Robertson is expressing his disapproval of LGBT activists labelling him as "anti-gay", and came to his own defense during an episode of The 700 Club. 

“I am very pleased that we have many, many, many homosexuals watching this program and many of them are looking for love and acceptance and help, and I’m glad to report that we have thousands of these people who are saying, ‘yes we want to follow Jesus, we’re not happy with the lifestyle we’re in and we want to have a better way,’ I think it’s wonderful that that’s happening.”

Pat Robertson GrinRobertson did not delve into any specifics at to how he obtained data about these supposed gay viewers who managed to convert via watching his program. That didn't stop hiim, however, from explaining precisely what the actual root causes are to alternative sexuality. According to Robertson, people develop same-sex attraction...

“because they have forsaken God, it’s not something that is natural and when people reunite with the Lord, the Lord will get their priorities the way it is supposed to be…. You work through it and if you meet the Lord it should be, it can be instant.”

For those not satisfied with this explaination, Robertson offered a more pseudo-scientific one:

“A lot of people are into this homosexual thing because they’ve been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend, they’re little boys and little girls and they don’t know any better and then they somehow think, ‘well I must be gay,’ they aren’t they are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.”

He also conceded that it is possible that gay people “maybe got some chromosomal damage that’s different from heterosexuals," but that it is still possible to change. Now that Exodus International has officially thrown in the towel, he claimed that it's not up to another group to come in and fill the void and "help people who want out.” Apparently, Robertson does not see these erroneous statements as hateful, and must instead believe that he is simply offering gay people an alternative.

Watch the video, via Right Wing Watch, and decide for yourself AFTER THE JUMP...

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