It’s not exactly a news flash that Pat Robertson lives in the past. Still, instead of confining his nostalgia to Pat Boone recordings and poodle skirts, the televangelist prefers to long for the worst excesses of decades gone by. In his latest stroll down memory lane, Robertson mused upon the time when homosexuality was a disease in a conversation with a caller who worried about her gay nephew’s soul.
“A few years ago psychiatrists and psychologists used to say that homosexuality was a mental illness, now the Supreme Court has said that it is a protected right,” Robertson said. “So what’s he going to pray about? Is he going to say something is wrong and he’s unhappy? And if he’s unhappy and realizes he is doing something that makes him miserable, you might help him.”
Yes, it was so much easier to be unhappy when the forces of society were arrayed against you. Don’t you just miss that?
As an added bonus, Robertson relied upon the equally dated canard that “many, many people are into this lifestyle because they have been abused as a child and so forth.”
Watch Pat in full dinosaur mode.