Andy Borowitz, if you’re not familiar, is a wonderful, wonderful satirist. The problem is that his recent piece on Pat Robertson really could be true. That’s the thing with the fundamentalists we’re always rebutting — their statements these days, many of them, really read like self-parody.
That being said, read this whole thing, and enjoy:
Rev. Pat Robertson sparked controversy in today’s broadcast of his “700 Club” program when he claimed that God created the blizzard currently battering the Northeast “to punish Americans who were planning to drive to do something gay.”
Explaining his theory, Robertson said, “Because of the bad road conditions the Almighty has made, any gay activities that people were planning on doing will have to be postponed by a day or two.” Additionally, he argued, God shut down major airports in the New York area “so that people who were hoping to fly to do something of a gay nature would have to take a train or a bus, so it might be days before the gay thing they were going to do could occur.
As for the millions of straight people in New York City who were also grounded by the bad weather, the televangelist said, “I think God probably wonders: If these people are really straight, then what are they doing in New York?”