On “The 700 Club” this morning, televangelist Pat Robertson warned that passage of the Equality Act, which seeks to add protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity to existing civil rights laws, will cause God to destroy America.
Robertson was interviewing Religious Right activist Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel about the legislation, which Staver declared to be “the biggest threat to religious freedom and freedom in general and the sanctity of human life” ever to be considered in Congress. Following the interview, Robertson urged his viewers to contact their members of Congress and the White House and voice their opposition to the bill.
“This is a devastating blow to religious freedom and to the sanctity of America,” he said. “If you want to bring the judgment of God on this nation, you just keep this stuff up. You know, I was reading in Leviticus where it said, ‘Because of these things, the land will vomit you out.’ Vomit you out. I think God will say, ‘I’ve had it with America, if you do this kind of stuff, I’m going to get rid of you as a nation.'”
“There is plenty of stuff that is going on,” Robertson added. “When you look at the potential of atomic war, when you look at the potential of a solar strike or something on our [electric] grid, you could go down the line of devastation that could happen to our nation. We don’t want that. We want the blessing of God, not the curse of God.”