Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pat Robertson: Liberals Can't Decide Whether to Embrace Gays or Muslims!

Right Wing Watch captured this rant by Pat Robertson in response to the mass shooting at an Orlando, FL, gay club over the past weekend. As usual, Robertson's compassion towards the victims of this shooting (by and large, LGBT men and women) falls flat:
The Back story that I think you need to focus on today ladies and gentlemen is the dilemma of the liberals -- the so-called progressives -- because they have two favored groups. One, Muslims. Number two, the homosexuals. And suddenly they are finding that the Muslims in ten Muslim nations, there is a death penalty for practicing homosexuality. And as I believe reading the column by Hirsi Ali, there are about 40 pro-Muslim countries where homosexuality is somehow against the law. 

So we're looking at a favored group by the left, the homosexuals, and that in Islam is punishable by death or imprisonment or some sanction, so what are the left going to do? How are they going to describe it? And they don’t know quite what to do now. The fact that this Islamic gentleman opens fire in a gay nightclub and kills almost 50 homosexuals, that says something and it tells the fact that Islam is against homosexuality, so the liberals are going to be scrambling to find some rationale. I think they’re going to have a hard time doing it. 

In the meantime, Donald Trump is riding high because he said we should screen these people and he’s absolutely right. We should screen them. So the left is saying, ‘Oh you’re anti-Muslim, you’re racist’ and all this. Suddenly, that part of the narrative doesn’t play too well and they’re stuck as to what to do. But Trump is enjoying a victory.
Robertson then goes off on an attack on President Obama and then highlights that the Koran calls for death against gay people.

Of course, Pat Robertson fails to mention that he has repeatedly and recently called for the criminalization of homosexuality. He points out that the Koran calls for death to gays, but we are repeatedly reminded that a literal translation of the Bible also calls for death to gay people.

Robertson also fails to note that Donald Trump's plan to "screen these people" (i.e., Muslims) would not have kept this guy out of the United States because he was a natural born American citizen. And -- though it doesn't surprise me -- Robertson's ongoing concerns about religious liberties apparently only stretch from his own church's altar to their front door.

You can listen to the whole rant here.

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