Jim Newell has the video over at Gawker, but Pat’s losing it a little bit, doing that thing fundamentalists do when people laugh at them/win the culture wars that they started: he’s making up crazy revenge porn fantasies about what his “god” is going to do to New York now. Here’s the text of the thing:
I think we need to remember the term sodomy came from a town known as Sodom and Sodom was destroyed by God Almighty and the thing that they practiced was homosexual activity and even they tried to rape angels who came down there, so that’s the kind of people they were.
Okay, so even if we were to grant Pat Robertson’s contention that the Sodom thing actually happened, he’s essentially arguing our point here, as he is conceding that the big issue in that story was Angel Rape [actually inhospitality, which has a lot more complex meaning in that context than it does in most of our discourse. Raping angels would naturally fall under the heading of being inhospitable, you see]. So unless you’re an idiot and you actually think that the average LGBT person is an angel rapist, then that story doesn’t have anything to do with gay people.
But beyond that, Jesus when He spoke of Sodom He didn’t say anything about the homosexuality he talked about just the fact that business was as usual until God decided to destroy it.
Because it wasn’t about homosexuality, genius.
And He sent an angel down there and He said to Lot and his family, ‘get out now because I’m gonna destroy this whole area.’ That’s where sodomy came from, we use the term sodomy and it means Sodom.
Yeah, well, fundies use lots of words incorrectly.
What’s it like? We’re heading that way as a nation. In history there’s never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn’t one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, “what’s going to happen to America?” Well if history is any guide, the same thing’s going to happen to us.
Uh huh, okay, Pat. Time for your nap.