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Rand Paul: Just Kidding About Gay Marriage and Bestiality

Plus: Pat Robertson's take on court ruling

(Newser) - Rand Paul trotted out the old slippery slope argument on Glenn Beck's radio show yesterday, speculating that gay marriage could lead to bestiality. "If we have no laws on this, people take it to one extension further," he said. "Does it have to be humans?" Paul'... More »

Pat Robertson: Yeah, Earth Is More Than 6K Years Old

Evangelist disputes 'young Earth' theory on '700 Club'

(Newser) - Maybe this will convince Marco Rubio to take more of a stand on the age of the Earth : Even Pat Robertson says it's more than just a few thousand years old. Right Wing Watch points to a 700 Club clip in which Robertson responds to a concerned mom asking... More »

Pat Robertson: Wait, Women Like Porn?!

'700 Club' host can't wrap his head around '50 Shades of Grey'

(Newser) - You are never going to believe this, dear readers, but some women like porn—a bit of news that came as a major shock to Pat Robertson. "I mean, the thing that shocks me—shocks me—we always thought this was a male thing. A boy thing. A guy... More »

Pat Robertson: Turn Muslim and You Can Beat Your Wife

Responds to question about woman lacking 'respect'

(Newser) - Got marital problems? Pat Robertson to the rescue! When a caller asked Robertson what to do about a wife who lacks "respect for me as the head of the house," the televangelist had some advice: "You could become a Muslim and you could beat her." He... More »

Pat Robertson Offers Proof Global Warming Is Hoax

Here it is: There are no SUVs on Mars

(Newser) - If you're worried about man-made climate change, stop. Pat Robertson today offered evidence that it's not real. And here it is: There are no SUVs on Mars. Or oil refineries for that matter. "And yet, it’s the relationship to the sun that is affecting the climate... More »

Manning Injury Would Be Sweet Justice: Pat Robertson

Televangelist is angry about Tim Tebow's departure

(Newser) - Pat Robertson doesn't like the way the Denver Broncos unceremoniously kicked Bible-thumping quarterback Tim Tebow to the curb in favor of Peyton Manning, and he wouldn't exactly be upset if Manning got hurt. "The Denver Broncos treated him shabbily," the televangelist declared on The 700 Club,... More »

Pat Robertson: Sure, Have Oral Sex (If You're Married)

Awkward topic comes up on '700 Club'

(Newser) - Today in Uncomfortable Pat Robertson Quotes , the 700 Club host has given married people the OK to engage in some good old-fashioned oral sex. The topic came up because a viewer wanted to know if such a practice was sinful. "The Bible doesn't make that sinful," Robertson... More »

Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

'This war on drugs just hasn't succeeded,' he tells New York Times

(Newser) - Pat Robertson is not cool with a lot of stuff, like abortion and Islam , but apparently he's down with toking. The evangelical leader has discussed his support for legalizing marijuana in the past, but in a new interview with the New York Times , he appears to have "fully... More »

Pat Robertson on Tornadoes: Not Enough People Prayed

On '700 Club,' he insists tornadoes are not 'acts of God'

(Newser) - We all know how Pat Robertson feels about natural disasters , and now he has weighed in on the recent Midwest tornadoes. Asked by a 700 Club viewer yesterday why God sent the tornadoes, Robertson explained that "if enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus... More »

Pat Robertson: God 'Showed Me Next President'

Oh, and also, the country is going to 'disintegrate.' Happy New Year!

(Newser) - Pat Robertson is back with his latest batch of crazy. Tuesday on the 700 Club, Robertson revealed that in an intense prayer session with God, "I think He showed me about the next president, but I'm not supposed to talk about that so I'll leave you in... More »

Pat Robertson Calls SNL's Tebow Skit 'Bigotry'

Televangelist says 'anti-Christian' bias is rampant

(Newser) - One person most definitely not amused by last weekend's Tim Tebow skit on Saturday Night Live was Pat Robertson, reports the LA Times . The sketch, in which Jesus visits Tebow in the locker room and tells him he's overdoing the religious stuff, is evidence of the "anti-Christian... More »

Pat Robertson: Is Mac & Cheese 'a Black Thing'?

'700 Club' host sticks foot in mouth again

(Newser) - Pat Robertson and his always wacky quotes are back. On the 700 Club Wednesday, after watching a segment in which co-host Kristi Watts discussed Thanksgiving foods such as mac and cheese with Condoleezza Rice, Robertson was simply baffled. Turning to Watts, he asked, “What is this mac and cheese,... More »

Pat Robertson: Alzheimer's Makes Divorce A-OK

The disease is 'a kind of death,' he explains

(Newser) - Ahh, Pat Robertson, always good for a fun quote or two . On his 700 Club, the religious broadcaster told Tuesday's audience that if your spouse has Alzheimer's, it's OK to divorce him or her. He wouldn't "put a guilt trip" on anyone who took such... More »

Left Is Pro-Choice to ‘Level Playing Field’ for Lesbians

Pat Robertson explains the liberal support for Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - Why do liberals support Planned Parenthood? Pat Robertson thinks he knows. Right Wing Watch points to a recent episode of The 700 Club in which Robertson explained to co-host Terry Meeuwsen that the left is just trying to put straight women and lesbians "on a level playing field."... More »

Do Not Underestimate Michele Bachmann

Steve Kornacki: Think of her as today's Pat Buchanan

(Newser) - A lot of people are eager to write off Michele Bachmann’s potential presidential run , but they’re making a mistake, argues Steve Kornacki at Salon , because Bachmann has a real chance to rock the apple cart here. Bachmann is “plainly more viable” than a host of “no-shot... More »

Holy Roller Pat Robertson: Legalize Marijuana

Busting people for a few ounces is 'ruining' lives, says 700 Club founder

(Newser) - The support for marijuana legalization is picking up supporters in some surprising sectors. Uber-conservative evangelist Pat Robertson is now calling for legalization of the drug because treating users like criminals is "ruining lives." We've "got to take a look at what we're considering crimes," he said... More »

Group Sues to Halt Ground Zero Mosque

Pat Robertson law center says current building deserves landmarks protection

(Newser) - The debate over a planned mosque near Ground Zero became a court fight yesterday, as an advocacy group founded by Pat Robertson sued to stop the project. The American Center for Law and Justice claims the city Landmarks Preservation Commission underappreciated the historic value of the building currently on the... More »

Voodoo High Priest: Christians Hogging Haiti Aid

Robertson 'devil pact' slur reflects 200 years of prejudice

(Newser) - Evangelical Christians are blocking much-needed aid from reaching Haiti's many voodoo practitioners, says the religion's top leader. "The evangelicals are in control and they take everything for themselves," high priest Max Beauvoir tells the Daily Telegraph as he points to the first aid shipment to arrive in his... More »

Pat Robertson Fallout Shows Hypocrisy of Christianity

If you blast him, you blast the whole faith

(Newser) - Christians who try to distance themselves from Pat Robertson’s assertion that the recent earthquake is payback for a pact with the devil are practicing the height of hypocrisy, Richard Dawkins writes. “Dear modern, enlightened, theologically sophisticated Christian, your entire religion is founded on an obsession with 'sin', with... More »

'Dear Pat Robertson, Leave Me Out of It. Best, Satan'

Letter to the editor on Haiti slur channels prince of darkness

(Newser) - Pat Robertson blames the Haiti earthquake on a "pact to the devil," but the prince of darkness is having none of it. At least that's the message of a letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that's quickly going viral. "If I had a thing... More »

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