The Sin Of Sodom

STFU Pat Robertson, you old crank:

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.


Filed under GLBT, Pat Robertson, religious fundamentalism, religious right

7 responses to “The Sin Of Sodom

  1. Ten years ago Reverend Bruce Lowe wrote of religious persecution of gays and lesbians in his Letter to Louise. In it he debunks all the hateful rhetoric used by the Pat Robertsons of the world. It is very long so pour yourself a cuppa coffee.

    The site takes a moment to load because it re-directs to an update that, thankfully, tells us that Reverend Lowe and his wife Anna Marie are still living and enjoying good health.

  2. Min

    He’s a bigot and a liar, and he constantly takes God’s name in vain with his hate-filled rantings. If only there was a little more smiting going on in the world…

  3. I think it was Jim Wallis who said (and he may have been quoting someone else): “Don’t put a period where God put a comma.”

  4. Rob Bell must have ol Pat soiling his polyester slacks.

  5. I just hope that I’m still able to walk and take a piss when that lying sack of shit dies. I have in mind a pilgrimage…

  6. I have to grab that quote about Sodom and Gomorrah for a piece on the gospel of social justice!

  7. Pat Robertson will join Jerry Falwell in hell. Oh, by the way, did you ever notice the Ten Commandments are “gasp” a series of regulations?

    Also, read The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill when you have a couple of hours? Best non-fiction book I have ever read.