Pat Robertson Is Upset That Gay People Are No Longer Stoned To Death

Pat Robertson Longs For The Days When Gays Were Stoned To Death

Pat Robertson talks about LGBT rights wistfully, meaning he sees them as the work of Satan. On The 700 Club, he longed for when they were stoned to death.

Christian nut Pat Robertson believes that Jesus would not have served gays because they would have been stoned to death instead. In fact, on March 27’s episode of The 700 Club, he seemed to long for the days when gays were stoned to death.

“I think you got to remember from the Bible, if you look carefully at the Bible what would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death. So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there. But we don’t have that in this country here so that’s the way it is.” [SOURCE]

LGBT rights and abortion come from Satan, according to Robertson.

Of course, Pat Robertson believes LGBT rights is the work of Satan, too. Because homosexuality doesn’t lead anywhere in the procreation realm, there’s no reason for it. Because abortion kills babies, there’s no reason for it. He thinks that the LGBT community and people who are pro-choice are trying to kill off the human race. That’s really Satan, who’s trying to kill us all.

How would Jesus have actually treated a gay couple?

Pat Robertson also implies that Christ would never have even encountered a gay couple, because they would have been stoned to death. So he really would have no idea of how Christ would have treated a gay couple.

However, we do know how Christ treated an adulterous woman about to be stoned to death. Those who were about to stone her to death were hypocrites, because they were sinners, too. When they were gone, Christ simply told her to go and sin no more.

So would Jesus have done the same for a gay person? There’s no way to know, but the story above suggests that he would have, if he encountered them. Pat Robertson has a bad habit of cherry picking the Bible to make his points. This is bad, especially for someone who’s got such a large, Christian following.

Distress of the privileged.

Pat Robertson’s problem, sadly, boils down to “distress of the privileged.” Like so many others who don’t like the way the world is changing, he’s scared because his views are no longer just the accepted view. It used to be that the LGBT community stayed in hiding because most people shunned them. They were ostracized from towns and disowned by their families. They were punished. It was just the way it was. Privileged, in this context, doesn’t mean “wealthy.” It refers to those who were once privileged to have their way of thinking be the “right” way of thinking.

It’s not that way anymore, and that scares some people. Homosexuality stopped being a pathology because gay people weren’t exhibiting other “traditional” signs of mental illness. They could function as well as straight people in various test situations. That showed that they could function in society just as normally as straight people. The weight of evidence against homosexuality being a pathology is what led psychiatrists to alter their views of it. This ultimately led to its removal.

Of course, Pat Robertson will call that the devil at work, too. Everything that is not Christian is probably Satan’s doing, in Pat Robertson’s eyes. That includes gays no longer being stoned to death. It also includes barring owners of secular businesses from discriminating against the LGBT community. It’s almost surprising that Pat Robertson didn’t say, “If they were still executed, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”