Pat Robertson: Gays are confused straights, or have “chromosomal damage,” or something

God bless, Pat Robertson. The one-time Republican presidential candidate, and longtime religious right leader, has opined once again on the evils of being gay. And this time, Robertson has actually outdone himself.

You see, as Robertson explains it, there are no gay people (Pat seems to be channeling his inner Scalia).  And to the extent there are gay people, Robertson says, it’s because they have “chromosomal damage.”

Uh huh.


RightWingWatch has the video and some of the transcript.  First the transcript, then the video:

I am very pleased that we have many, many, many homosexuals watching this program, and many of them are looking for love and acceptance and help. And I’m glad to report that we have thousands of these people who are saying, ‘yes we want to follow Jesus, we’re not happy with the lifestyle we’re in and we want to have a better way.’ So I think it’s wonderful that’s happening….

There are a lot of people are into this homosexual thing because they’ve been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend, and they’re little boys and little girls and they don’t know any better, and then they somehow think, ‘well I must be gay.’ Well they aren’t, they are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.

There are others, maybe they’ve got some chromosomal damage that’s different from heterosexuals.

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