In July, I thought I was hallucinating when I saw Pat Robertson affirm the existence of transgender people, even going so far as to state that gender reassignment surgery is not sin. Well, as with all things Pat Robertson, that’s all changed, because now he’s utterly confused as to what “transgender” means, and also compares trans people to his castrated horse. No, seriously, stop laughing, there are people out there who revere this man:
“I may be an old fuddy-duddy, what is transgender?” Robertson asked co-host Wendy Griffith.
Despite Robertson’s admission that he doesn’t know what it means to be transgender, that didn’t stop him from criticizing the law. Robertson said that while he is “not opposed” to gender reassignment surgery, “but this whole business about transgenders, you’re saying they’ve got boy parts but they want to go to the girls’ restroom, that’s absurd.”
Robertson said he is sticking up for “the normal people” against the “insane” LGBT rights movement:
“Why are we exposed to this stuff? They are driving the agenda, driving everybody crazy, all this sexual identity, sexual politics, ‘Mommy Has Two Mommies’ [sic] and all that stuff, it’s a tiny fringe but they seem to have control of the levers of power in the media and especially in Hollywood. But it’s insane. I just cannot believe that the normal people in America, the people who want to just live their lives can’t be allowed to do it without having this stuff imposed on them constantly. You’ve explained to me, I’m not sure we know yet.”Later in the broadcast, Robertson said: “now, we talk about transgender, I have a former stallion who is now a gelding.”
Pat makes clear that his stallion wasn’t actually trying to be a girl.
It should be noted that when Pat asks Wendy Griffiths what “transgender” means, Wendy doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about, which informs Pat’s ignorant answer.
Here is that completely enjoyable clip:
For added fun, Pat also said that you may be getting headaches because your dishcloths, Precious Moments figurines or Sham-Wows may be attached to demonic forces. This is a growing problem in America, y’all:
Hate it when that happens.