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Pat Robertson: 'One Little Jewish Radical' Has 'Terrorized' Our Cowardly Military

Pat Robertson is not pleased by the Air Force’s recent decision to make the words “So help me God” optional in the oath of enlistment, a result of the controversy over an airman in Nevada who was not allowed to re-enlist after he omitted the line.

The “700 Club” host reacted to the news today by criticizing the Air Force as cowards for “caving” to the “little Jewish radical” Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, whom he said is “terrorizing” the military:

There is a left-wing radical named Mikey Weinstein who has gotten a group about ‘people against religion’ or whatever he calls it and he has just terrorized the Armed Forces. You think you’re supposed to be tough, you’re supposed to defend us, and you’ve got one little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you. You want these guys flying airplanes to defend us when you’ve got one little guy terrorizing them? That’s what it amounts to. We swear oaths, ‘So help me God,’ what does it mean? It mean’s with God’s help. You don’t have to say you believe in God, you just have to say you want some help beside myself with the oath I’m taking. It’s just crazy. What is wrong with the Air Force? How can they fly the bombers to defend us if they cave to one little guy?

Of course, as Don Boys of the Baptist Joint Committee notes, it’s not just atheists but also some Christianswhose religious teachings prohibit oaths to God” who would be affected by the policy.

Pat Robertson: 'Girl-On-Girl Movies' Make Young People Think They're Gay

Today on “The 700 Club,” a viewer asked host Pat Robertson how she should handle the news that her 21-year-old daughter is in a same-sex relationship. In response, Robertson gladly offered up some of his patented bad advice for the parents of LGBT kids.

“She needs somebody to help her get her identity straight,” he said. “She may not be right in this, she may have thought she has a crush on some older girl along the way and she’s actually homosexual when she’s not, I don’t know. Why is she that way? Was she molested when she was younger?”

After co-host Terry Meeuwsen lamented that people are “telling kids to explore, it’s crazy,” Robertson criticized “the girl-on-girl movies” where “they’re getting straight actresses to play lesbians and straight men to play homosexuals and if you say anything against homosexuality you are just hooted out of court.”

“You need to love your daughter and give her a chance to work this out because if she gets deeper and deeper in it, sooner or later she is going to be disillusioned and say, ‘this is wrong, I want to come out of it,’” he added.

Pat Robertson: '700 Club' Rerun Saved A Woman From Death

Pat Robertson informed viewers today that he once saved a woman “in Africa” who was “watching a tape of ‘The 700 Club’” just as a “group of thugs came into her house and threatened to kill her.”

“While the program I was on the air, I began praying, this is a tape mind you, and the power of God fell so strong that those thugs were literally paralyzed and they began to run from the house they were so terrified because of the power of God on that program, on that tape,” he said.

Robertson was responding to a viewer who asked if his “words of knowledge” about viewers, which he says can heal members of his audience, can work for people watching reruns of the show.

Pat Robertson Claims Obama Doesn't Care About Ebola Because He 'Lives In A Bubble Of Happiness'

On today’s broadcast of “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson claimed that President Obama is unconcerned about the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa, calling Obama a failed leader who “lives in a bubble of happiness.”

“The world is blowing apart because there is no leadership from the leading nation on Earth, we’re not leading and we have to lead. And in this Obama thing — excuse me, this Ebola thing — we can take care of that, it’s not that big a deal, it’s manageable, but if we don’t manage it quickly it’s going to spread and then it will be a worldwide disaster,” he said.

Pat Robertson Uses Food Study To Criticize Obama's 'Flabby And Weak' Foreign Policy

While we are used to conservative commentators attacking First Lady Michelle Obama for daring to encourage healthy living and eating habits among children, “700 Club” host Pat Robertson today pointed to a 12-year study on Americans’ food choices to attack President Obama’s “weak” foreign policy.

“We are flabby and weak at home and we are flabby and weak in our foreign policy. It’s time this great nation throw off its shackles and begin to stand up in the glow that God has given it,” Robertson said. “Those who founded this nation viewed it as a place of hope, now it’s a place known for pornography, known for corruption, now known for overeating and known for a very, very weak foreign policy.”

Pat Robertson: Robin Williams Died By Suicide Because 'Heathens' Are Idol Worshipers

Pat Robertson explained today that Robin Williams died by suicide because he didn’t know God and was destined for ruin.

“You see these very popular people in the media who commit suicide like Robin Williams recently and you say, what is the deal with him? What happened?” Robertson said on “The 700 Club.” “You see, the god of the heathen are idols and everything that you seek in life can ruin you unless that somebody is God himself.”

“You won’t want to commit suicide after you have come to him,” he concluded.

Pat Robertson Baffled That The Stock Market Is Going Up Under Obama

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones posted record gains yesterday, utterly astonishing televangelist Pat Robertson, who found himself unable to explain how the stock market is going up under President Obama.

On “The 700 Club” this morning, Robertson argued both that such positive economic news comes in spite of Obama’s purportedly disastrous leadership — because “Obama and his crew are doing everything they can to cripple our industry” — and that gains on Wall Street are the result of quantitative easing and shouldn’t actually be believed.

“Good grief, I don’t see how it’s possible,” he said.

Pat Robertson: Possibly Gay Teenager Will Be Straight If He Has A Man In His Life

On today’s edition of the “700 Club,” a viewer told Robertson that her 13-year-old step-son, who “lives with his mother most of the time,” has “crushes on boys” and wanted the televangelist’s help.

Repeating the myth that homosexuality is the result of a lack of parental bonding, Robertson said “his attraction is now toward other men because he’s raised by a woman.”

“I would get him male companions, I’d get him some man to help him, some mentor, someone who cares about young men,” Robertson advised. “He is being raised by a single woman and that is skewing his orientation.”

Pat Robertson Explains Ferguson Incident: Maybe Michael Brown Was On PCP?

Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson weighed in on the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, insisting that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer, was a menacing “giant” who assaulted a “little cop” and may have been using PCP.

Naturally, Robertson then went on to criticize other commentators for “grandstanding” and jumping too quickly to conclusions.

Pat Robertson Calls For Revolution Against Obama After Bad Visit To The Doctor's Office

“The 700 Club” aired a report today on how the push for electronic medical records is harming small medical practices, which reminded host Pat Robertson about a trip to the doctor’s office that took too long because the nurse kept asking him questions about his medical history and what drugs he takes.

Of course, this angered Robertson mightily and led him to call for a revolution against President Obama.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we need a revolution to stop these so-called progressives from destroying this country anymore, but they are getting pretty close to the tipping point, it is not a pleasant scenario,” he said. “I didn’t vote for him, maybe you didn’t vote for him, but the American people voted him into office twice and this is the result, we reap what we sow.”

Pat Robertson: Healing Prayers Sometimes Don't Work Because People 'Enjoy Their Sickness'

On “The 700 Club” today, Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who wondered why her husband hasn’t been healed from a medical condition despite intense prayer.

Robertson responded that the woman’s husband probably isn’t a faithful Christian and may actually want to be sick: “There are some people, you know, they enjoy their sickness. That is terrible to say but that is their excuse not to compete, ‘well I’d love to compete but my lumbago’s got me so I can’t do it.”

Pat Robertson Fears 'Little Kids Are Getting High' Because Of Marijuana Legalization

CBN’s “The 700 Club” today featured a sharply negative story on Colorado’s marijuana reforms, and host Pat Robertson warned that the legalization of marijuana is harming children.

While the televangelist previously said that “we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” now Robertson insists he never supported legalizing marijuana and only favors decriminalization.

“The little kids are getting high,” Robertson said. “Do you want your little 8th grader to be stoned when he goes to school? Well, welcome to Colorado, where pot is legal.”

He said that Colorado’s law is encouraging “the full-scale spread of this stuff, and it is not good for people’s health, it is destroying their minds and it is destroying their lungs and the addiction is pretty heavy, and it is also a gateway drug into the heavier stuff like cocaine, crack and whatever else is out there, heroine, they’re sniffing glue. These kids find more ways to destroy themselves.”

Robertson also reassured co-host Wendy Griffith that “I’ve never tried it and I hope I don’t have to.” 

Pat Robertson: Prosecuting Bob McDonnell For Corruption Is 'Destroying This Nation'

Is Bob McDonnell the latest Religious Right “victim” of President Obama’s purported persecution of conservatives?

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson and Jay Sekulow did their best to paint the former Republican governor of Virginia as the victim of a “political prosecution,” decrying his corruption trial as a “political witch hunt” spearheaded by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Robertson alleged, without any evidence, that Holder wanted to stop Mitt Romney from tapping McDonnell as his running mate in 2012 and is “behind all of this stuff.”

“It is just one more reason why this administration is just destroying this nation and destroying its own credibility.”

Both Robertson and Sekulow are close to McDonnell, who attended the televangelist’s CBN University (now Regent University), where he wrote his controversial thesis. McDonnell was a member of Regent University’s board of trustees and Robertson donated to his campaign.

Paul Vallely Joins Pat Robertson To Call For Obama's Removal From Office

Paul Vallely, the conservative activist and former general who said he would lead a coup against President Obama, appeared today on “The 700 Club” to once again call for Obama’s removal through impeachment or other means.

While speaking with host Pat Robertson, Vallely called for “divine intervention” and demanded that Congress oust Obama and his national security team for pushing America down the road of “national suicide.”

“All of them need to go, they need to be replaced immediately,” he said. “Unfortunately in our Constitution we can only do impeachment, but we are generating what we call a ‘no confidence resolution’ in Congress this week that hopefully will lead to impeachment because we cannot let this regime in Washington continue to take us over the cliff.”

Robertson, who has prayed for God to remove Obama from office, told Vallely at the end of the interview that he “couldn’t agree with you more.”

Pat Robertson: Obama Was 'Trained In Indonesia With The Muslim Point Of View'

On “The 700 Club” today, Pat Robertson called “Mohammad and his followers” the Antichrist and claimed that President Obama sympathizes with Islam and was “trained in Indonesia with the Muslim point of view.”

Robertson has previously speculated that Obama is a “crypto-Muslim” who’s “linked up with the [Muslim] Brotherhood,” and called Islam “demonic” and “the Antichrist.”

Pat Robertson Is A Fan Of Bobby Jindal: 'Wouldn't It Be Great If We Had A President Who Was A Former Hindu From India?'

“The 700 Club” ran a puff piece on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today, and color Pat Robertson impressed.

“Some interesting politicians are out there and they’ve got a couple who have Indian backgrounds,” an astonished Robertson said to introduce the segment.

After running an interview in which Jindal played well to the Christian Broadcasting Network audience by saying that the “greatest threat to America comes from within” including an “assault on religious liberty," Robertson said, “what an amazing man.”

“He has gone far and will go farther, no question about it. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a president who was a former Hindu from India? What a great story.”

Jindal was born in Louisiana.

In any case, Jindal might want to be wary of winning Robertson's praises, as the televangelist previously claimed that God told him Mitt Romney would win the 2012 presidential election.

Pat Robertson Warns Gays Threaten Christians: 'Have Open Sex With Anybody Or Else You Leave'

Pat Robertson said today that the gay community is preparing to drive Christians out of business and turn America into a “perverse” place that is ripe for “destruction.”

Responding to a 700 Club report about a Colorado baker who refused service to a gay couple, Robertson warned that “what our civil rights commissions and others are saying is, ‘We want to endanger our society and set it up for the judgment of God and if you Christians don’t like it then get out.”

He said that just like those in Sodom who demanded that people have sex with them, gay people today are threatening Christians: “What the gays are saying is, ‘we’re going to drive you out of town, either you conform to us or you must leave.’ That’s the message that’s being put out, it’s the same message that there was in Sodom and Gomorrah: You’re either going to have sex with angels or have open sex with anybody or else you leave, or you go out of business. That’s America, you don’t want that, do you?”

Pat Robertson's Fashion Tips For The Ladies: 'Modesty Is Hottest'

Today, “The 700 Club” ran a report about how “modesty is hot,” specifically profiling the work of the groups Secret Keeper Girl and Modest Is Hottest, whose founder does workshops on how girls can avoid looking like a “hoochie momma momma.” While the main theme of the story was the sexualization of women in the fashion industry and youth culture, the groups also told young women that the best way to entice men is with modest dress.

After Secret Keeper Girl’s Dannah Gresh told CBN reporter Jennifer Wishon that women need to adhere to biblical modesty instructions around men, Robertson and co-host Wendy Griffith reminded women that guys find modesty “sexy.”

“A laced stocking is more sensual than a bare leg,” Robertson said. “It’s the illusion, that there is something behind there.”

He added: “Modesty is hottest. Once it becomes cool, then it will catch on. Until it is cool, then the girls want to be cool, they want to be hip, they want to do what’s in.”

Pat Robertson: 'This Business About Safe Abortion Is Just Nonsense'

On today’s broadcast of the “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson weighed in on a proposed Democratic measure in the Senate to rein in unnecessary regulation of abortion clinics, an anti-choice legislative tactic that has succeeded in shutting down abortion providers across the country.

Robertson, apparently under the impression that abortion providers don’t have to be licensed medical technicians, said, “These clinics should be licensed. The people performing these procedures should be skilled medical technicians. This is carving up the most intimate part of a woman. And botched abortions lead to death."

He claimed that pro-choice people don’t actually want abortion to be safe: “This business about ‘safe abortion’ is just nonsense. They’re not talking about safe abortion, they’re talking about a full abortion for anybody, anytime, anywhere, and the American people don’t want that.”

Pat Robertson Sidesteps Question About Polygamy In The Bible By Ranting Against Gay Rights

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who asked: “In the Old Testament men had many wives and it seems like it didn’t go against God. Where does it say in the Bible that man should have only one wife?”

Robertson responded that the viewer should consider moving to Utah or Saudi Arabia, and then insisted that the Bible condemns polygamy. However, he admitted that “somehow” many biblical figures, such as Solomon, were polygamists. Rather than explain the inconsistency, he joked that Solomon must have “taken a lot of vitamins, that poor old man,” and launched into a diatribe against gay rights.

“I said when they make these rulings that they are making about homosexuality, when they are making these rulings about other sexual practices, it won’t be long before they cancel the laws for bigamy,” he said. “It was said by Rick Santorum in the United States Senate, surely enough those laws will come down and surely enough they will. Everything goes.”

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Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/18/2014, 12:55pm
Pat Robertson is not pleased by the Air Force’s recent decision to make the words “So help me God” optional in the oath of enlistment, a result of the controversy over an airman in Nevada who was not allowed to re-enlist after he omitted the line. The “700 Club” host reacted to the news today by criticizing the Air Force as cowards for “caving” to the “little Jewish radical” Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, whom he said is “terrorizing” the military: There is a left-wing radical named Mikey... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/11/2014, 11:35am
Today on “The 700 Club,” a viewer asked host Pat Robertson how she should handle the news that her 21-year-old daughter is in a same-sex relationship. In response, Robertson gladly offered up some of his patented bad advice for the parents of LGBT kids. “She needs somebody to help her get her identity straight,” he said. “She may not be right in this, she may have thought she has a crush on some older girl along the way and she’s actually homosexual when she’s not, I don’t know. Why is she that way? Was she molested when she was younger?... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 09/10/2014, 12:35pm
Pat Robertson informed viewers today that he once saved a woman “in Africa” who was “watching a tape of ‘The 700 Club’” just as a “group of thugs came into her house and threatened to kill her.” “While the program I was on the air, I began praying, this is a tape mind you, and the power of God fell so strong that those thugs were literally paralyzed and they began to run from the house they were so terrified because of the power of God on that program, on that tape,” he said. Robertson was responding to a viewer who asked if his... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/04/2014, 12:45pm
On today’s broadcast of “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson claimed that President Obama is unconcerned about the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa, calling Obama a failed leader who “lives in a bubble of happiness.” “The world is blowing apart because there is no leadership from the leading nation on Earth, we’re not leading and we have to lead. And in this Obama thing — excuse me, this Ebola thing — we can take care of that, it’s not that big a deal, it’s manageable, but if we don’t manage it quickly it’... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 09/03/2014, 11:50am
While we are used to conservative commentators attacking First Lady Michelle Obama for daring to encourage healthy living and eating habits among children, “700 Club” host Pat Robertson today pointed to a 12-year study on Americans’ food choices to attack President Obama’s “weak” foreign policy. “We are flabby and weak at home and we are flabby and weak in our foreign policy. It’s time this great nation throw off its shackles and begin to stand up in the glow that God has given it,” Robertson said. “Those who founded this nation... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/27/2014, 12:05pm
Pat Robertson explained today that Robin Williams died by suicide because he didn’t know God and was destined for ruin. “You see these very popular people in the media who commit suicide like Robin Williams recently and you say, what is the deal with him? What happened?” Robertson said on “The 700 Club.” “You see, the god of the heathen are idols and everything that you seek in life can ruin you unless that somebody is God himself.” “You won’t want to commit suicide after you have come to him,” he concluded. MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/27/2014, 12:00pm
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones posted record gains yesterday, utterly astonishing televangelist Pat Robertson, who found himself unable to explain how the stock market is going up under President Obama. On “The 700 Club” this morning, Robertson argued both that such positive economic news comes in spite of Obama’s purportedly disastrous leadership — because “Obama and his crew are doing everything they can to cripple our industry” — and that gains on Wall Street are the result of quantitative easing and shouldn’t actually be believed. “Good... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 08/26/2014, 11:20am
On today’s edition of the “700 Club,” a viewer told Robertson that her 13-year-old step-son, who “lives with his mother most of the time,” has “crushes on boys” and wanted the televangelist’s help. Repeating the myth that homosexuality is the result of a lack of parental bonding, Robertson said “his attraction is now toward other men because he’s raised by a woman.” “I would get him male companions, I’d get him some man to help him, some mentor, someone who cares about young men,” Robertson advised. “He... MORE >