By Trudy Ring
Originally published on Advocate.com March 26 2014 1:30 PM ET
Jesus is said to have turned water into wine at a (presumably) straight wedding — but he wouldn’t have baked a cake for a gay one because the betrothed couple would have been stoned to death before they could marry, says right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson.
Robertson made the remark today on The 700 Club, his long-running TV show, after a report on a baker in Colorado who was found guilty of antigay discrimination for refusing to supply a cake for a same-sex wedding.
“I think you got to remember from the Bible, if you look carefully at the Bible, what would have happened in Jesus’ time if two men decided they wanted to cohabit together, they would have been stoned to death,” Robertson said. “So Jesus would not have baked them a wedding cake nor would he have made them a bed to sleep in because they wouldn’t have been there.”
LGBT people, Robertson added, have “become the oppressors of those who hold deeply held religious points of view.” He also said the devil is behind acceptance of homosexuality and abortion because both “deny the reproduction of human species.”
“The devil is trying to say, ‘I’m going to destroy your progeny any way I can. If you will kill your babies, that’s fine, I’m with you; if you will deny the chance of having babies, that’s fine too; but I want to destroy your opportunities to reproduce,’” he said.
You can watch Robertson’s rantings below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.