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In Shocking Twist, Pat Robertson Says He “Won’t Condemn” Trans Folks

Screen Shot 2013-07-29 at 7.19.49 PMIt’s no secret that Pat Robertson hates homosexuals. The sight of our demonic presence makes him vomit.

He’s never missed an opportunity to talk about how awful we are, so the following news should strike you as a major surprise: Pat Robertson is totally cool with trans folks.

Today, he answered questions from viewers on CBN, where one concerned man called in to ask:

“I work with two people who have decided that they are females. I know what the Bible says about homosexuality, but is it wrong to refer to them as females since they have had their gender status changed in the eyes of the law?”

Surprisingly, Robertson’s response was not a misinformed travesty. In fact, it was kind of sweet (in a totally prehistoric way):

“I don’t understand all that, but I think there are men who are in a woman’s body. It’s very rare, but it’s true…and they want a sex change…it’s a radical procedure. I don’t think there’s any sin associated with that [gender reassignment surgery]. I don’t condemn anybody for doing that.”

Now please, pick your jaw up off the floor.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jul 29, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • sideliner
      sideliner

      Even a stopped watch is right twice a day.

      What I found most disturbing about that video was the questions being asked. Either Pat was filming a “Letters From Idiots” segment, or there is a serious lack of critical thinking capability in America today.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Is this consistent with past statements?

      Strange that his views would fall this way, given how it’s much more usual for people to be OK with gay people and still consider trans folks evil.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      Why would he say that? I think I’d be more comfortable hearing some bigoted response because of the vast level of inconsistency in his answer. If he thinks that men can be born into women’s bodies and vice versa, what’s the difference? I’m sorry, I’m just so shocked.

      Like very.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zodinsbrother
      Zodinsbrother

      @hyhybt:

      Not a surprise really. Ultra conservatives who are very anti-gay can often be totally okay with gender reassignment. In fact, in Iran this is the official state position and many gay men have the surgery as an alternative to execution.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transsexuality_in_Iran

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @Zodinsbrother: @Zodinsbrother: I know about Iran, but in the US, at least, it doesn’t seem to work that way.

      Regardless, he’d have a fit over someone who is both T *and* some part of GLB.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 3:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris-MI
      Chris-MI

      I suspect it’s about conforming to social roles, just as some homophobes are okay with drag queens and “sissy” guys, or fine with lesbian couples just so long as one is butch and the other is femme. So you can get a (MTF) sex change, but you better stay barefoot in the kitchen with your stepkids.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 8:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Hhhh…jesus take the wheel. This man is so confusing.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      Who shivs a git!

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dwndckd
      dwndckd

      I’m a libertarian (Tea Party) and I don’t even like this guy…

      Jul 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Metro135
      Metro135

      Who the hell cares who this melonhead “condemns” and “doesn’t condemn”? The fact that he’s still breathing is proof enough there is no god.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vklortho
      vklortho

      His approval for a specific segment of the trans community(gender conforming straight trans people on the operative path) does not make up for his hateful and backwards ideas that he holds for other groups.

      Jul 31, 2013 at 1:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      This man has been rendered irrelevant by his past, bizarre statements.

      Jul 31, 2013 at 8:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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