Amanda asked: "How is it that Christians call gay marriage a sin, yet they will accept divorce – even though the Bible states that if you divorce and marry someone else, that is committing adultery? How is it okay to cherry pick the Bible?"
Here is Pat Robertson's defensive response:
Pat Robertson: The Bible doesn’t say if you divorce and marry someone else that it’s adultery. It doesn’t say that. It doesn’t say that. So you don’t know what the Bible says.In other words, Christians who remarry have lots wiggle room and loopholes, according to Pat Robertson, and gay people who marry don't.
The Bible says if you divorce for any cause for any cause other than immorality or adultery, but there’s also the Pauline privilege which says if your unbelieving spouse pleads to part, let him to part; the brother and sister isn’t bound in that case. So there are exceptions to that. And so if people get married under those circumstances, they’re not committing adultery.
But the Bible makes it absolutely certain that homosexuality is an abomination before a holy God and God will judge a nation that does it. Just like he will judge a nation that’s given over to adultery. Stealing wives and husbands! The same thing! And if it’s given over to licentiousness, the same thing! So we’re not cherry picking anything!
But never, ever, EVER accuse Pat Robertson of cherry picking!
You can watch the whole segment here.