Pat Robertson is vewy vewy upset that the gays are getting married at West Point

West Point’s chapel hosted its first marriage of a gay couple last Saturday, and Pat Robertson is vewy vewy upset. First a bit of background from USA Today:

Fulton, a veteran and the communications director of an organization called OutServe — which represents actively serving gay, lesbian and bisexual military personnel — confirmed in an e-mail to USA TODAY Friday night: “We will be the first same sex couple to wed at the Cadet Chapel at West Point.”

The wedding was the second gay marriage West Point has hosted. The first was a small, private ceremony last weekend between two of Fulton’s friends in a smaller venue on the campus.

Sue and her wife, Penelope Gnesin, have been a couple for 17 years.

Pat Robertson, a big Republican who routinely speaks for God, whether folks want him to or not, thinks all the famous old generals, including Robert E. Lee (oddly), would be rolling over in their graves if they saw a gay couple getting married at the West Point chapel.

Well, I suspect Robert E. Lee wouldn’t be too pleased with an African-American commander-in-chief either.  And I’m not sure why any of us should care what he thinks.

As for Pat Robertson, the man ran for president as a Republican, he is a lead voice in the Republican party, and unwields undue influence along with his religious right brethren. It matters what Robertson says if only to expose the increasingly shrill voices that have taken over the Republican party.

And here’s Sue talking about the one year anniversary of the signing of the DADT repeal:


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  • Dakotahgeo

    Realizing that the World Trade Center boming was known by our government aforehand, the Muslims used the missionary position quite effectively! Moot question.

  • wmforr

    Is that the same God who sent his brave Muslim warriors to bring down the World Trade Center as a warning that we must stick to the missionary position?

  • wmforr

    Oh, you mean the Jesus who said “Sell all you own and follow me”? The one who said something about camels going through needle’s eye? Lazarus the beggar and the rich man?

    I don’t think Pat Robertson has a “personal relationship” with that Jesus. He’s more into G. I. Jesus with the machine gun.

  • wmforr

    Actually, with all the complaints about Tony “stole the name of a great gay American actor” Perkins being on cable news, I think the more these folks start getting shrill and sounding like Phelps, the more it helps our cause in the view of sane Americans.

  • http://fighttherightwingnuts.blogspot.com/ mike31c

    Hey Pat: If you object to gay marriage then I suggest you NOT marry your boyfriend. I am going to suggest that you stop listening to the voices in your head… Drugs are bad for ya!

  • ArmyBlue70

    As a West Point grad, I have no problem with it at all!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    In that culture back then, deeply loving platonic relationships existed among women and among men, many of which were homoerotic in nature, but never expressed sexually. In new England among women they were known as Boston marriages, among men as confirmed bachelors. Walt Whitman was one of the rare voices to express that culture with such power and sensitivity.

  • HolyMoly

    They didn’t have the Macarena back then, so the next best thing was coordinated marching :-)

    But yeah, his contribution (and that of the French) was absolutely vital.

    How about the “gay” Abraham Lincoln (I’m persuaded that he could have been gay, but I’m not 100% convinced), who was able to keep this country from totally disintegrating?

  • HolyMoly

    Lee, of his own free will, took up arms against the United States. I don’t give a flip what he would think about gay marriage or any other issue, for that matter.

    If we were to extend this idiocy to other topics, Robertson might well cite Jeffrey Dahmer as having an authoritative opinion on proper nutrition; David Duke as an authority on bridging the racial divide; Richard Nixon as an authority on ethics and the law; and himself as an authority on Christianity and morality.

  • rakkasanmoo

    Boy, this is rich! The world’s vilest chicken hawk is squawking like a mad hen! While brave LGBT members of our armed forces serve in combat, “Liquor Officer” Robertson smears them from his pulpit of hypocrisy. Hey Pat, remember when you were a Marine on your way to combat in Korea? Remember how at the last minute your U.S. Senator daddy got you safely diverted to the rear where you served out your “combat” tour boinking prostitutes and keeping the Officers Club bar stocked with hooch? Remember, Pat? While your fellow officers went on into battle, many of them never to return?!

  • SoLeftImRight

    Despite the large numbers of truly evil people in our world, there are precious few who rise to the status of monster, wherein I rejoice upon their death (Jesse Helms was one). Pat Robertson, somehow still alive, will be one of these.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Pat Robertson is just vewy, vewy upset that he didn’t get a invite to the wedding! (Smart women!)

  • Dakotahgeo

    When will we be privileged enough to watch Patty, Robert’s son rolling over in his grave? Soon, and vewy, vewy soon, we all hope! His mind is there already!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Maybe his tinfoil hat is rusty.

  • tedhayes

    He is still reeling from having messed up the “message he received from God” re: who would win the presidential election. Time for that old fart to retire.

  • hollywoodstein

    One world one love.

  • Butch1

    It warms my heart to know that Pat Robertson is upset. ;-)

  • drdick52

    That headline made me smile.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    No, actually, he’s been dead for years now.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Hey Pat, you F**k wad, ‘gay’ General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben trained the soldiers that helped George Washington in the Revolutionary War.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Hasn’t he always been?

  • A reader in Colorado

    Well, if anyone would know about Hell, Pat Robertson would. being an animated living dead guy.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    So… Pat Robertson doesn’t believe in eternal life? I mean, if we’re talking about gyrating undead zombie generals, that must mean he thinks there’s no such place as Heaven or Hell where ascended or descended souls have way more important things to think about than whether or not America goes all Uganda on gays.

    Facetiousness aside, many of those same famous generals Robertson drools on about would also have had a problem with:
    - People of any color whatsoever serving in the military (Gen. Robert E. Lee was, in fact, fighting for continued slavery)
    - Women serving, especially in combat
    - And if we go way back, anybody but white male land-owners serving as officers

    Then on the positive spin-side of things of things past generals would be objecting to:
    - The very existence of a standing permanent army
    - America involving itself in foreign wars and maintaining military presence in foreign countries
    - The fact our military/defense budget is larger than the rest of the world’s nations combined

  • A reader in Colorado

    My favorite performance of the late Pat Robertson is this clip where he plays an old man, tragically bereft by circumstance:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFXGwHsD_A

  • Naja pallida

    The voices in Pat’s head have been wrong about everything for his entire adult life. Maybe he needs to upgrade from an analog to digital signal or something.

  • jomicur

    If Uncle Pat is going to speak for a famous general who graduated from West Point, it should be George Armstrong Custer. He’s the perfect patron saint for the religious right.

  • FunMe

    Isn’t Pat senile?

  • FLL

    Does anyone ever remind these Chistianists that Jesus is rolling over in his grave while Pat Robertson turns modern Xtianity into a hate cult? By the way, have the fundie Xtians figured out why Jesus healed the Roman centurion’s male lover in Capernaum yet? Duh.

  • S1AMER

    Any time Pat Robertson is upset, you know America has done something right!

  • ComradeRutherford

    Hey Pat, Remember when you said you got God’s message wrong about the election? Guess what? You have God’s message wrong about the gays, too!

  • nicho

    Well, I suspect Robert E. Lee wouldn’t be too pleased with an African-American commander-in-chief either.

    I’m pretty sure Robertson isn’t either — nor most Republicans, for that matter.

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