Pat Robertson Compares Wiccans to Child Traffickers, Drug Dealers

pat-robertson1I’m just going to go ahead and say it – Pat Robertson is a crazy old coot who just needs to shut the hell up and go away.  I can’t see how anyone takes him seriously.  He’s just a giant bag of crazy.

Which is something he recently proved once again when he advised a caller how to “honor” her mother who was a Wiccan.

Well, Robertson said:

“I think if a parent goes into witchcraft, goes into unlawful behavior, they’re trying to get their child to sell drugs, for example, or they want to get their daughter to engage in prostitution, you name it.  I think they have lost their authority before the Lord. I think they are no longer in that position deserving honor.”

First, we shouldn’t ignore the fact that this supposed “Godly” man just told someone not to honor their mother.  Even though one of the Ten Commandments says, “Honour thy father and thy mother.”

Then there’s the disgusting comparison he makes between someone who might choose to be Wiccan and those who try to get their children to sell drugs or parents who might sell their children for sex.


That might be one of the dumbest comparisons I’ve ever heard.

I don’t care if you might disagree with someone else’s religion, but to go as far as comparing a different spiritual dogma to turning your children into drug dealers or selling them off for sex is absolutely reprehensible.

It’s almost so ridiculous that I wanted to laugh until I realized that this was a real person looking to Pat Robertson for real spiritual advice.

But coming from someone like Pat Robertson, this isn’t anything new.  He’s made a “career” out of spewing absolutely ridiculous and disgusting comments.

For a list of some of my favorites, just go here.

Also in this segment, Robertson advised someone who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a transgender woman to, “Keep your mouth shut.  That’s real simple. You know, all of us did stuff before we were married, but you don’t parade out all your girlfriends or your boyfriends or your sexual encounters or whatever you did.  You just don’t do it.”

Yes, that’s Robertson telling someone to lie.  He’s just full of good, quality values, isn’t he?

People like Robertson are why I don’t consider most conservatives to be Christians.  These recent comments prove exactly why.  When someone was asking a serious question about how to “honor” their mother (despite the fact that their mother was a Wiccan), instead of preaching acceptance, he preached judgement and hate.

And not only that, he openly endorsed violating one of the Ten Commandments by doing so.

It’s this kind of ignorance that astounds me.  Robertson, as a supposed “Christian,” had a choice to preach tolerance, love and acceptance.  Instead he chose to spew hate, ignorance and judgement.

But in the process of giving his “advice,” all Robertson did was prove just how ignorant he really is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • R RS

    It’s no secret that Robertson is about as off the wall as anyone can be. There is very little reason to agree with him considering how absurd his comments and viewpoints often are. But in this instance he may have a valid point for once. My one experience with certain Wiccans leads me to believe this to some extent.

    For a short while I posted on a right wing Wiccan website. The lunacy, hate, intolerance, and radical right wing extremism of the cultists in that site all serve to illustrate and to affirm what Robertson said. I will not give those crazies any justice by listing their website here. But if this group is the only Wiccan site in the Internet then they speak very poorly for that religion.

    My hope is that this unhappy experience was merely a fluke. That this particular group is not representative of the entire religion but is merely a sad reflection of certain loonies who subscribe to it. Hopefully, some day more open minded, tolerant, free thinking, and progressive Wiccans will open up their own site and create an atmosphere that will reflect well on the religion.

    • kyle

      You definitely went to a hoax Wiccan page….. wiccans Are the most gentle people in the world. They treat you the way they want to be treated! They believe in doing good cause bad is returned 10times worst….. besides you know how many Christians out there are mean and bad mouthed and non Christian at all? Well that doesn’t mean they are pimping their daughters

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I kinda like bringing up biblical references to how the BIBLE allowed men in those days to do what EVER they wanted regarding women,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        notice how the ”10 commandments” insists U cannot use GODS “name” in vain,,,,,,,,,,,but it does NOT mention RAPE??
        HHHhhmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,, that’s one weird GOD

    • joegonzo999

      There are way many more Wiccan sites on the web than the one you visited, which seems to be quite an anomaly. Most Wiccans will fall into the left wing or moderate category, the religious right wing has continually vilified Wiccans about as much as it has homosexuals. They even tried to ban its practice using the US Senate back in 1999 (not that any of them will acknowledge it any more). I am sorry that was your exposure to Wiccans, but please rest assured they do NOT speak for the vast majority of us. I will happily point you to other sites if you are interested.

      • R RS

        Yes, please post links to progressive Wiccan sites.

        Speaking of intolerance, I well remember Hawthorne’s sad tale “The Maypole of Merrymount”. In it revelers were attacked by the governor and his henchmen because they celebrated Beltaine. Some have speculated that this was a historically accurate account of New England Christian suppression of Wiccans. It is the one story that almost made me cry in my youth and makes my blood boil to this day.

        Nothing good can come from intolerance and political extremism. Let’s hope those clowns in that site I initially referred to will learn their lesson some day.

    • True to Myself

      I would just like to point out that the Rule of Three (which, in essence says: “Whatever you put out, it will come back to you threefold”) is one of the major precepts of Wiccans and Pagans. That includes how you treat a person online or in person. It’s basically Karma.

      To your point, if a person who did not know Christianity as a religion for whatever reason (living under a rock, perhaps?) saw the Westboro Baptist Church, what exactly would they think of Christians? Probably the same that you thought of Wiccans. Every religion has their bad seeds, however I would venture that most Wiccans and Pagans are some of the kindest, loyal and accepting people I’ve ever encountered. Yes, there are some that are not the way I described above but as in the case of the WBC and it not portraying what Christianity itself stands for, those do not by any stretch of the imagination portray Wiccans and Pagans as a whole.

    • Morgan

      Well, I’ve been a Wiccan for most of my life and I’m a flaming Liberal too. You don’t find very many Right Wing Pagans of ANY stripe, though I’m sure there are some. If you are on FB, you will find a LOT of liberal Wiccan sites.

    • R RS

      I am heartened to see that there are some Wiccans out there who do not subscribe to the radical right wing extremism of the particular website that I went to. Perhaps those extremists were not Wiccans at all but posing as such in order to bring discredit upon your religion. Please feel free to post links to Wiccan groups that are open minded and practice tolerance.
      By the way, you might note that I was given two negatives in my initial post. If those who made these negatives would re-read my post they would see that I was only trying to point out what I thought may have been a fluke experience. I was not attacking all Wiccans and thought I made that clear.

      • R RS

        Strange, but no one has posted any links to liberal/progressive Wiccan websites.

  • Todd Jimmo

    I think the man is off his anti – psychotic meds

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      and is ( again) generating cash flow from the lemmings

  • L. Crenshaw

    “So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For the Scriptures say, ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.’ Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall” (Romans 14:10-12, NLT).

    I fully agree with this author’s POV on this “Christian”. This “person” (and those like him) are the exact reason I follow my own spiritual path. I believe in the Higher Power, just refuse to NAME him/her/it. Western religion text (the Bible) constantly contradicts itself (both NT vs. OT and discrpancies in both books as stand alone installments). I don’t agree with *most* other tenants/texts from other religions but they do have a few valid POV that I DO agree with.

    EX: “Thou Shalt Not Kill” – Four words interpreted differently depending on your religious preferance.

    Western: Means one of two things. Kill only with justification (“eye for an eye” – death penalty for example) or just don’t kill people.

    Eastern: MOST of these religions take the words literally and don’t even kill coachroaches or other pests. Some of these relgions are strictly vegan and interpret this statement as don’t kill cognative species (I guess plants/vegtables aren’t “alive” to them).

    MY Interpration is the “truth” is somewhere in the middle and specific to each person and thier own POV. Would I kill to save my child from a predator? In a heartbeat. Do I eat/feed my family the flesh of animals that have been killed? Yes! To allow that animal to die in vain (killed, packaged, and then just thrown out because it wasn’t sold or got freezer burnt) and dishonor it’s gift of Life (his for ours) would be a “sin” to me. Would I got out an grab a gun, shoot some innocent bystander just to be cool and join a gang? No, that is wrong on so many levels.

    Most “die hard” “Christians” such as this man would say I was “lost to the Lord”. Yeah well, here’s my answer to that in terminology you would understand……

    “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost. Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. ……. Luke 15:1-7

    “Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt 10:6).

    “I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt 15:24).

    And I could go on an on. Thanks, but no Thanks, I’d rather stay “Lost”….. my two cents.

    [Copied from my FB response.]

    • Bonta-kun

      >> I believe in the Higher Power, just refuse to NAME him/her/it.

      Voldemortism: clearly on the rise.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      well written L Crenshaw———— I also do NOT attempt to define GOD: as GOD cannot be defined broadly- thus it is an individual right 2 do so.
      sadly ; you and I ( and many others) now are realizing that religious trash — all religions have them– are as open to true thought and introspection as is my pet TEGU learning to transcribe ROSSINI and play it on the harp.
      ………………but I still show how hopelessly human I am by mocking them occasionally

  • openlyblack

    “Pat Robertson is a crazy old coot who just needs to shut the hell up and go away.”

    This is not news …

  • hermanprovi

    The devils disciple has spoken out about witchcraft! He can not stand the competition!

  • BobLoblaw

    Don’t forget this is the same man that scours Facebook to find men kissing other men. It wasn’t that long ago he said he wanted a “throw-up” button when he sees that.
    The world will be a better place after he is gone for good.