While Donald Trump has provided some of the most putrid, unhinged, self-absorbed and downright dangerous comments one could imagine in reaction to the Orlando shooting, they still pale in comparison to what we’ve heard by those in the evangelical community. Stories have popped up over the past 48 hours regarding pastors praising the tragedy because the victims were mostly gays, lesbians and transgenders.
However, the piece de resistance belongs to 700 Club founder and mummified hatemonger Pat Robertson. The far-right Christian mouthpiece, who has claimed homosexuality has caused natural disasters and 9/11, among other things, took to his cable program Tuesday to spew forth some truly crazy shit, because that’s what he does. In this case, he was downright gleeful that the attack was carried out by a Muslim extremist at a gay nightclub as it would, in his opinion, put liberals in a conundrum.
See, libs love them some GAYZ. But, they love MOOSLIMS even more. Now, with the MOOSLIMS killing the GAYZ, they don’t know what to do and are all confused on who to support. Pat’s answer is for good God-fearing conservatives to just sit back, let the two groups kill off each other, and then go and drink up all the libtards’ tears. A win-win all around for Christians!
Oh, and the above passage isn’t hyperbole. It is what he proposed. According to Right Wing Watch, Robertson said the following:
“We’re looking at a favored group by the left, the homosexuals, and that in Islam is punishable by death or imprisonment or some sanction, so what are the left going to do? How are they going to describe it? And they don’t know quite what to do now. The fact that this Islamic gentleman opens fire in a gay nightclub and kills almost 50 homosexuals, that says something and tells the fact that Islam is against homosexuality, so the liberals are going to be scrambling to find some rationale, I think they’re going to have a hard time doing it.
In the meantime, Donald Trump is riding high because he said we should screen these people and he’s absolutely right. We should screen them. So the left is saying, ‘Oh you’re anti-Muslim, you’re racist’ and all this. Suddenly, that part of the narrative doesn’t play too well and they’re stuck as to what to do. But Trump is enjoying a victory.
The left is having a dilemma of major proportions and I think for those of us who disagree with some of their policies, the best thing to do is to sit on the sidelines and let them kill themselves.”
Later on, he mumbled some shit about how Islam might be all gay anyway because Lawrence of Arabia may have banged a sheikh or something. It’s all very “murky,” according to Robertson, who seems to think about gay sex a lot.
Anyway, it should be noted that Robertson is a dude who once ran for President as a Republican and is seen as an influential voice within the party. That’s not scary or anything.