I know that we shouldn’t be too outraged when old Pat opens his mouth, since his only audience left at this point are a small segment of people his age and older, but it’s still quite a wonder to realize just how removed from reality Pat Robertson and people of his ilk truly are. Here is Pat Robertson explaining that, among other things, gays in San Francisco give people AIDS by shaking hands with them and cutting them with a special AIDS ring in the process. Moreover, he explains that, according to gays, people aren’t allowed to discuss having AIDS.
If that’s news to you, well, you don’t live in the special made-up fantasy world that Pat and his viewers live in:
While responding to a question from a woman who wondered if it was wrong for the church not to inform her that a man she was driving to worship services is “dying of AIDS,” Robertson admitted that he “used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact.”
Cutting in here…
They say it may be sexual contact? As if there’s some great unresolved scientific question here?!
“What to say if you’re driving an elderly man whose got AIDS? Don’t have sex with them,” Robertson said, “unless there’s a cut or some bodily fluid transmission, I think you’re not going to catch it.”
But Robertson didn’t stop there.
“There are laws now, I think the homosexual community has put these draconian laws on the books that prohibit people from discussing this particular affliction, you can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure, but you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS,” he continued.
Yes, this was passed by the special Gay Congress of 2004, which actually supersedes all national and international law. What on earth is he talking about, really?
Despite Meeuwsen’s best attempts to steer the conversation away from Robertson’s anti-gay paranoia, Robertson insisted that gay people use special rings to transmit the virus.
She really does try. It’s like she knows something truly insane is coming.
“You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”
All righty. Right Wing Watch points out that the clips of the program that The 700 Club posted online do not include this little exchange, which implies that the producers thought better of exposing those particular Pat Robertson opinions to the world. Of course, RWW has their own clip: