Many fundamentalist Christians believe in God because a pastor, minister, priest or some other male figure abused them

Not really. But it’s what religious right leader Pat Robertson just claimed about gays. So if Robertson can use science that was debunked nearly four decades ago, in order to slur gays, then we can use the same to brand Robertson and his followers as nothing more than evidence of what sick things happen to your mind and soul when your pastor rapes you. From Media Matters:

Responding to a woman who writes a letter to him asking how she should “handle” her homosexual son

ROBERTSON: I am not at all persuaded that so-called homosexuals are homosexuals because of biological problems. They’re may be a very few but there are so many that have been made homosexuals because of a coach or a guidance counselor or some other male figure who has abused them and they think that there’s something wrong with their sexuality so you need to get deep into why he is what he is instead of just saying “he’s a homosexual so how do I handle him and how do I be Christian?” Well, I think you ought to tell him “Listen, son. Here’s what the Bible says about this and it’s called an abomination before God so I’ve got to tell you the truth because I love you.” That’s what I think.

Dan Savage has more.

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