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04/19/2007


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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Pat Robertson Wishes There Was a 'Vomit' Button on Facebook for Photos of Gay Couples: VIDEO

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Televangelist Pat Robertson responded to a viewer's question about whether it's sinful to push the "like" button on Facebook for photos of same-sex couples by saying he wishes the company would create a "vomit" button so he could press it every time he sees one.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Robertson: Boy Scouts Destroyed for 'a Few (Gay) Kids Who Want to Do Sex with Each Other' — VIDEO

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Televangelist Pat Robertson weighed in on the Boy Scouts decision to allow gay scouts yesterday, lamenting that it "breaks your heart" to see the organization “torn up in order to accommodate a few kids who want to do sex with each other. It just boggles the mind.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Robertson: Gays Can Change Just Like Murderers, Rapists and Thieves — VIDEO

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Commenting on a case in Ecuador in which a lawmaker was found guilty of discrimination over his anti-gay remarks, Pat Robertson expressed anger that speaking out against gays can be considered a hate crime.

Said Robertson:

"It is a hate crime to say somebody can change their sexual preference? ... Anybody who has ministered to thousands of people...know very well that the power of God can change people's orientation. A murderer can change. A rapist can change. A thief can change. That's what the Gospel is about. It's not a hate crime."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Robertson Defends ESPN's Broussard, Says 'Nothing Bigoted' About Calling Jason Collins an Abomination: VIDEO

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Pat Robertson yesterday defended ESPN commentator Chris Broussard, who caused a firestorm when he said Jason Collins was 'in rebellion God' for coming out as gay, Raw Story reports.

Said Robertson:

“Somehow we’ve said if it’s heterosexual fornication, it’s bad; if it’s homosexual fornication — that used to be called an abomination in the Bible — now it’s a protected civil right. And so somebody that says that that kind of conduct is sinful is now being pilloried in the press. He’s telling the truth! This is what the Bible says!...You can’t tell them if they want to go to hell or heaven, that’s their business. But don’t tell somebody that he can’t speak specifically about what the Christian faith says about certain conduct. There isn’t anything bigoted about that...So, our hat’s off to somebody who’s brave enough to say it. But, whew, let’s hope the people at ESPN will man up and defend their guy for speaking what is truth."

And so far, ESPN is standing by him.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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