Robertson Warns of Homicidal Gays


If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair . . . and don’t shake hands with anyone, especially in the Castro.  Today, on the 700 Club, Christian Capitalista Pat Robertson exposed a little known local habit of the denizens of the World’s Gayest City—infecting people with AIDS via poison rings.

As Robertson explained to a caller:

You know what they do in San Francisco? Some in the gay community there, they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.

See, as Robertson knows, his unwary flock are probably expecting gays to put aside aside their homicidal rage and enjoy triumphs like SCOTUS striking down DOMA and Prop 8, and same-sex wedding bells ringing from sea to shining sea.  But nooooo, rapacious homos are still murdering straighties with gay abandon.

Some of the Christians at Christian Broadcast Network [shake that little money-maker, Uncle Pat] saw fit to edit Robertson’s homophobic paranoia out of the online version of the program but not before it aired on cable television.  Right Wing Watch was there to catch and send it—in all of its unChristian hatefulness—down the intertubes to glory.

The whole episode is causing me to wonder when, exactly, Uncle Pat ran out of God-stuff to talk about on his TV ministry? or is this 21st century God-stuff? and also, do actual people really watch this moronic grifter and think of it as a religious experience? and, finally, do people still give Robertson money???

On a more anthropological note, I’d simply like to reassure Robertson and his followers that, as a gay woman, it has been simply ages since I’ve seen a poison ring in the Castro [that’s so ‘70s].  But you still might want to give gayz with iPhones a wide berth because GAY LASER DEATH RAY!!1! . . . [there’s an app for that].

UPDATE via Right Wing Watch:

Robertson issued a non-apology to The Atlantic, saying that he “regret[s] that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said.”

Of course, unlike CBN, we provided the entire exchange:

I was asked by a viewer whether she had a right to leave her church because she had been asked to transport an elderly man who had AIDS and about whose condition she had not been informed. My advice was that the risk of contagion in those circumstances was quite low and that she should continue to attend the church and not worry about the incident.

In my own experience, our organization sponsored a meeting years ago in San Francisco where trained security officers warned me about shaking hands because, in those days, certain AIDS-infected activists were deliberately trying to infect people like me by virtue of rings which would cut fingers and transfer blood.

I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said. In no wise [sic] were my remarks meant as an indictment of the homosexual community or, for that fact, to those infected with this dreadful disease.


Posted by Bette Noir on 08/27/13 at 02:02 PM • Permalink

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Sounds like Robertson is getting her current conspiracy theory feed from old email forwards. Remember the “AIDS needles in coin return slots” one? Yeah. Maybe next month, we’ll hear about gangs of gays driving around at night with no lights on, waiting for someone else to flash his lights so they can force him to the side of the road and give him an aggressive makeover.

@DJ shhhhhhh! for Pete’s sake don’t tell ‘em about the initiation rite!

Can’t get that video to load but that’s probably not actually a BAD thing.

Awesome graphic!

@Mar it’s not your link—Christian Broadcast Network pulled the video a little while ago.

It might be more merciful at this stage in Robertson’s career if they trained a camera on him while he was speaking and only told him it was on.

Laugh if you want, but we all remember the dozens, no hundreds of known victims of these sneak-infectors.

Names? Well, you know, there was…um, that one guy. And, you know, that person I heard about on Facebook. And uh…*runs away8

Definitely the kind of crap my Xtian winger sister would believe, and especially so since it comes from Pat.  The really sad and scary part?  She used to be an RN.

The really sad and scary part?  She used to be an RN.

@SoS guess all that science was incompatible with her religious beliefs?

Pretty much, Bette.  She was always Xtian-y, but became fully whacked after she became a nurse. 

She hung up nursing in order to spend more time immersed in her religious world, at one point spending the day volunteering at the Xtian school her kids didn’t attend because her husband was not yet converted (he is now; the kids are all grown up and gone).  Her kids were only allowed to go to Bob Jones U and not the local college she attended because, horror or horrors, that college teaches evolution!

Well, it is a relief to know that he is not a monster, and that that we misinterpreted him! I think we all owe the Rev an apology.

This sounds like something out of Game of Thrones... Gays of Thrones, maybe?



Pat Robertson—supplying Snopes with material since 1999.

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