Pat Robertson took issue today with the NFL’s opposition to an anti-LGBT bill in Georgia, arguing that the league shouldn’t care about the bill, which would effectively legalize anti-LGBT discrimination, since none of its players are gay.
“These guys are supposed to be tough warriors in the NFL,” Robertson said. “Why are they suddenly going out to boycott a state because of some alleged offense against homosexual marriage? These NFL players are not going to get same-sex marriage, you wouldn’t think. What is going on with those people?”
He lamented that “we are making a protected class of somebody that, you know, for centuries have been on the edges of society, and now suddenly it has become the big deal.”
Georgia’s Republican governor announced this morning that he will veto the legislation.
One of the bill’s supporters, state Sen. Greg Kirk, told Robertson’s news network that religious liberty won’t exist in Georgia unless this bill is signed into law.
He also claimed that “in the other twenty-one countries that have passed same-sex laws, it has squelched the First Amendment rights of many of those citizens.”