If it’s Thursday, there must be a new
comedy routine antigay rant from our favorite living fossil Pat Robertson. In his latest tear on how gay and lesbian folks are desperate to recruit new teammates, the wizened one answers a question posed by one of his 700 Club viewers.
Catherine has just made contact with a long-lost friend she once regarded as a sister. She’s eager to see her again in person again and introduce her children but the friend wants to bring her “partner.” (I guess we should stop here to give Catherine her props for having the wits to recognize that “partner” equals lesbian). The long-lost lesbian’s family has shunned her and Catherine wants to show her love but doesn’t want to her to think she’s OK with “her ways.” And heaven forbid her children be exposed to a lesbian couple. Can this friendship be saved, P.Ro?
“You keep love, you loved her, you were close and your influence may have something significant to her, the idea is you don’t gain anything by shunning,” Robertson said. “But at the same you don’t want your children to grow up as lesbians, that’s what you’re talking about, you don’t want to show them that that’s an acceptable lifestyle for your family.”
With his infinite wisdom and loving, Christian heart, Pat adds, “It doesn’t hurt to tell somebody: I love you, we are going to do what we can to be friends if we can. I have my lifestyle, it’s Christian and you have yours, it’s not; I’m sorry we can’t indulge in certain things together.”
H/t: Right Wing Watch