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Evangelist Pat Robertson Tells Mother to Ask Gay Son if He was Molested

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

Televangelist Pat Robertson has long opposed LGBT rights and on a recent episode of "The 700 Club" he suggested that a mother's teen son may be gay because his coach molested him, Right Wing Watch reports.

A mother wrote into the ultra-conservative Robertson and asked what she should do after finding out her 16-year-old son is gay.

"Is there a biological thing going on or has he been influenced - has a coach molested him?" Robertson asked. "They don't know what they're doing, they're teenagers," Robertson said of LGBT youth.

He did say, though, the mother should be "understanding" of her son.

The Huffington Post reports Robertson was named "Bigot of the Year" during the Britain's Stonewall Awards last week.

Earlier this year, Robertson made headlines when he suggested that HIV-positive gay men wear "special rings" to spread the disease.

"I used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact" he said. "You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they'll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring's got a little thing where you cut your finger [...] Really. It's that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder."

Watch the clip of Robertson below:


  • Wayne M., 2013-11-13 16:32:08

    As usual, Robertson shows his absolute ignorance on a topic, but expressing opinions on a topic of which he has deliberately chosen to remain ignorant rather than seek and consider factual knowledge. In the process, he causes harm to innocent people while raising fear and anger.

  • GT, 2013-11-13 17:04:48

    Why does anyone even report on what this fossil has to say about anything?

  • gdhamf, 2013-11-13 23:16:15

    Only a looney like Robertson would be capable of infecting people with a ringWhich is why only he would think of it....SICK MAN

  • WayGay, 2013-11-16 06:34:18

    I bet his wife wishes he’d take off his ring.

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