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Dec 16 2013

Robertson: Lesbian Friend Might Turn Kids Gay!

Pat Robertson gave yet another loathsome answer to a question from a viewer, who asks whether she should let a lesbian friend be around her children. He told her she should not let her friend around her kids because that might make them grow up to be gay. Because The Gay is very contagious, you know.

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  1. 1
    Alverant

    Ever notice that the “how it’s done” is either missing or makes zero scientific sense in those rants? I mean if Robbie is correct we should be able to test it under controlled conditions and get a pretty consistent result. Is that asking too much from him?

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    birgerjohansson

    Obviously gay people have retroviral symbionts that infect straight people and reprogram them. I am not certain of which selection pressure that might favor the development of such an organism, perhaps other readers have more creativity?
    And does the virus cross over through the air? Skin?

  3. 3
    Modusoperandi

    He’s right. Man is highly osmotic. When I was a baby, I hung around bald people. Now an adult, I am a bald person. True story.

  4. 4
    John Pieret

    If merely knowing that gay people exist can cause someone to become gay, why don’t all those wingnuts, who spend so much time thinking about gay sex, become gay themselves … or at least more of them?

    birgerjohansson @ 2:

    I am not certain of which selection pressure that might favor the development of such an organism, perhaps other readers have more creativity?

    Well, if it is caused by an organism, it wouldn’t be the result of evolution, which is false, doncha know, it must have been made by God … the way Michael Behe thinks drug resistant malaria was created by God … er … The Designer. And God must have created the gay bug to scare the bejeebus out of True Christians™.

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    Loqi

    If your lesbian friend has more influence on your child than you do, you’re and ineffective parent.

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    anachronistes

    Just make sure the lesbian “friend” isn’t wearing one of those rings with the sharp edges when she shakes the kid’s hand…

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    Nick Gotts

    When I was a baby, I hung around bald people. Now an adult, I am a bald person. True story. – Modusoperandi

    You think that’s bad? When I was a baby, I hung out with adults. Now I’ve turned into an adult!

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    jnorris

    Will someone please ask Ol’ Pat if there are other types of people a True Christian ™ should not allow near their children. Like Catholics, actors, scientists, nurses, or Democrats?

  9. 9
    billdaniels

    I am so tired of the old theory that homosexuality is contagious or that someone can make another person gay. It was truer when I was a child that LGBT kids grew up thinking that they were the only L or G or B or T person in the whole world. I realized I was gay when I was eleven, in 1960. There was no one to talk to about my feelings and very little good information about being gay anywhere. I imagine it’s still like that in parts of this country and the rest of the world. The only way to prevent LGBT children is for all heterosexuals to stop having sex.

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    sc_770d159609e0f8deaa72849e3731a29d

    Surely Pat Robertson would want the boys to be lesbians?

  11. 11
    otrame

    @ Billdaniels

    The only way to prevent LGBT children is for all heterosexuals people to stop having heterosexual sex.

    FIFY

  12. 12
    suttkus

    I don’t know about catching gay, but I caught not-hating-gays from a gay friend. I’m sure Pat Robertson considers that almost as bad.

    @2: There are a group of insects called Strepsiptera. They are parasites that cause their host insects to become confused about their gender. Yes, gayness inducing bugs. Or close enough to terrify fundamentalists.

  13. 13
    eric

    I’m guessing 90% of the bigots don’t actually believe this bullflop (Robertson might – he’s got his head that far up). They just don’t want to publicly state what pretty much everyone knows: hanging around open, happy, and socially accepted gay people CAN result in more people living a gay lifestyle. Not because it makes straight people gay, but because it can help young gay people who might otherwise feel ashamed or abnormal to get over it and be open about their sexuality. Which, statistical/y, looks pretty identical to an increase in gay people in the population.

    The same is true for other things too. I bet legalizing pot would result in all surveys showing a sudden, sharp increase in pot-use…and not because the delta consisted of people who suddently decided to go out and try it. It’d be because there was a portion of the populaton who were already users but were not comfortable being open about it until it was legal.

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    freehand

    eric: Not because it makes straight people gay, but because it can help young gay people who might otherwise feel ashamed or abnormal to get over it and be open about their sexuality. Which, statistical/y, looks pretty identical to an increase in gay people in the population.

    Yup. They hate sane atheists and strong liberals for the same reasons. They much prefer the Jack Chick atheists – rude, stupid*, angry, and mad at God, whom they secretly believe exists. Or the wimpy, frightened liberal who must be saved from a mugger by the manly neighbor with a pistol

    * By stupid, I note that stupid people in sitcoms on TV must be dumber than the average member of the expected audience. So to must a stupid straw atheist be dumber more foolish) than the average Jack Chick reader or Pat Robertson viewer. This is not to disparage folks who can’t do calculus and such – that’s another matter entirely. They are not especially associated with bigotry, arrogance, or pride in ignorance.

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    Modusoperandi

    eric “Not because it makes straight people gay, but because it can help young gay people who might otherwise feel ashamed or abnormal to get over it and be open about their sexuality.”
    But they’re supposed to be depressed, self-loathing and living a lie, trapped in a straight marriage, as God intended.

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    zbeeblebrox

    Pat is making increasingly unhinged remarks. They should cobble up a fake studio and give him a dead mic and let him think that he is broadcasting to an audience.

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