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WATCH: Gays Want to Take Away Opponents' Freedom, Says Pat Robertson

WATCH: Gays Want to Take Away Opponents' Freedom, Says Pat Robertson

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Kim Davis and Barronelle Stutzman chime in about 'persecution' too.

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In his latest rant about supposed persecution of Christians, Pat Robertson is warning his audience that LGBT people want to see anyone who disagrees with them bankrupted and incarcerated.

Gays don't want to stop at having their rights recognized, Robertson said Thursday on his 700 Club broadcast. "What they want to do is persecute anybody who disagrees with them," he said. "They want those people bankrupted. They want those people put in jail. ... We're talking about taking away the freedoms of everybody who disagrees with them."

Also Thursday, The 700 Clubfeatured an interview by David Brody with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and went to jail for defying a court order to do so, and Barronelle Stutzman, a florist from Washington State who faces a fined for discrimination in declining to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding.

Davis said she's ready to go back to jail again if necessary, while Stutzman echoed the theme of "persecution."

"I think it's going to get a lot worse," she predicted. "It's going to be attorneys where they say you can practice law, but if you take a hate crime [defendant], we're going to take your license. ... So it's not just the florists or the bakers. It's all the citizens. It's everybody's freedom. We are fighting for not just mine but yours."

Watch both clips below, the first courtesy of Right Wing Watch.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.