Following a story on New York passing marriage equality, Pat Robertson on The 700 Club warned that God will destroy America just like God destroyed Sodom, saying that “there’s never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived.”
Perhaps Robertson should open his Bible:
“Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.” — Ezekiel 16:48-50
Arrogant, overfed, unconcerned, haughty, not helping the poor and needy … who does that describe to you?
Rev. William Sloane Coffin pretty much destroyed any religious basis for homophobia in his 1997 sermon, “Homophobia: The Last Respectable Prejudice.” Everyone should stop what they’re doing and read it right now (I’m afraid this transcript is riddled with typos, the sermon itself can be found in Coffin’s 1999 book, The Heart Is A Little To The Left: Essays On Public Morality).
It’s appalling to me that Robertson still has his platform. I see no difference between him and Fred Phelps’ cult.