Pat Robertson: Pastors should fight 'terrorists, radicals, extremists' gays

Fri. October 24, 2014 11:03 AM by

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday encouraged pastors to stand up against gay rights activists, whom he described as "terrorists, radicals and extremists."

Robertson joined other Christian conservatives outraged that Houston attorneys defending the city's gay-inclusive anti-discrimination law would subpoena the sermons of pastors in connection with a failed attempt to put the law on the ballot in November.

(Related: Ted Cruz: Pastors may soon be "hauled off to jail" for opposing marriage equality.)

Although the city has since withdrawn the request, Robertson accused Mayor Annise Parker of acting like a "terrorist."

"These people are terrorists, they're radicals and they're extremists," Robertson told his 700 Club viewers. "No Christian in his right mind would ever try to enforce somebody against their belief or else suffer jail. They did that during the Inquisition, it was horrible, it was a black mark on our history, but it isn't being done now. There's no Christian group I know of anywhere in the world that would force somebody to do something contrary to their deep-held religious beliefs or else face criminal penalties, but that's what the homosexuals are trying to do here in America and I think it's time pastors stand up and fight this monstrous thing."

"If the gays want to go out and do their gay sex, that's one thing, but if they want you to force you to accept it and solemnify it by marriage, then that's a different matter and it's an infringement on people's religious belief. What's being done in Houston is a gay – the woman they elected is a homosexual, she's a lesbian, and she's trying to force pastors to conform to her beliefs. It's wrong," he added.

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