Question: We start with an interesting question from Jacob. He says: “My son recently got married to another man, and now he and his husband are trying to adopt a child. I feel like this would be unfair for the child. What should I do?”You can check out the whole clip here:
Pat Robertson: I think you ought to pray about it and I think you ought to speak out about it. If you sincerely feel as I do that this is wrong -- it is violating the Scriptures – they need to know it. This so-called lifestyle… I just can’t believe it. They have tried to destroy marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman and they’ve now brought cases to the Supreme Court saying the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. So what should you do? You better get on your knees and pray and let the Lord take care of it because there isn’t a whole lot else you can do.
Don't get me wrong. I totally expected this type of answer from Pat Robertson.
I just think it's worth noting that Jacob is on a journey that will -- if he doesn't turn things around -- lead to the destruction of his father/son relationship. If he hasn't already done that. LGBT people tolerate an awful lot of grief from our parents when they act standoffishly towards us. We will grit our teeth when our parents criticize our "so-called lifestyle."
But when the grandparents begin mistreating our kids? That's when our protective instincts kick in and we begin to disengage from anti-gay family members -- even grandparents.
Just a word of unsolicited advice to Jacob.