With his long history of outrageous claims when it comes to homosexuality, anything coming out of Pat Robertson’s mouth has become comical on top of annoying. As the Huffington Post reports on Thursday, the televangelist is now predicting that gays will eventually die out because they don’t and can’t reproduce.
The latest dig aimed at the gay community was made in response to a question asked by a viewer during the most recent airing of his show, “The 700 Club.” It should be pointed out that the viewer belongs to a church in which members aren’t allowed to date and voiced frustration amongst the members of the church.
“It is treated as a sin to show interest in or have mutual understanding in church with the opposite sex,” the viewer wrote. “Most of the people in church are frustrated because we’re getting older and no one is getting married.”
A question that didn’t involve homosexuality quickly became about homosexuality in Robertson’s reply to the viewer. He brought up gays not being able to reproduce to emphasize the direction that particular church is headed towards with their policy.
Robertson replied, “You know those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce. You have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church. It’s doomed. It’s going to die out, ‘cause it’s the most nonsensical thing I have heard in a long time. This is absurd.”
The anti-gay televangelist failed to recognize that gays could become parent through other methods, including surrogacy. But in Robertson’s world, that possibility doesn’t exist. He ended his reply saying, “God has made us to be in families. God has created a desire of men and women to have attraction to the opposite sex so that they will reproduce and have children.” He then recommended that the viewer leave that particular church.