Conservatives often mistake believing in God, and following a few excerpts from the Bible, as “being a Christian.” When in fact being a Christian means that you believe in Jesus Christ and you model your life based on his beliefs. Those beliefs, of course, being to love one another; forgive one another; be generous; be caring; help the needy; provide for the poor and don’t judge one another.
But to most conservatives I meet, they seem to base being a Christian on their strong opposition to abortion, how much they oppose homosexuality and church attendance.
Pat Robertson is that type of “Christian.” He’s made a career out of giving asinine advice to those who are gullible enough to ask him for it.
His most recent disgusting bit of advice came when he told a caller that the best way to show love to their openly gay niece would be to basically ostracize and shun them.
Robertson told the caller, “You want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them, but you cannot accept it and you cannot be an enabler. If they’re living together as a homosexual and you’re a Christian you cannot say, ‘I accept this lifestyle.'”
Yes, love them – but reject them. Makes perfect sense.
“Do we accept adultery? Do we accept fornication? Do we accept immorality?” he asked. “I don’t think we ought to be accepting of it.”
Actually in this country we do accept adultery and fornication. Heterosexuals commit adultery all the time. In fact, it’s a leading cause of divorce in this country. And as for fornication, well – we’re not exactly “waiting for marriage” anymore. Is he advocating that we should shun members of our family who have sex before marriage? Talk about awkward family reunions.
Pat Robertson is just a sad, pathetic man who does nothing but spread ignorance and hate to those who are sheepish enough to call in actually seeking his advice. The fact that he still continues to get support from millions of conservative Americans, despite his hate-filled intolerance, is a testament to the real “values” these people follow.
Watch his comments below: