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Pat Robertson Proclaims: Gay Marriage Is Illegal!

Some Christian conservatives can't face up to the reality of gay marriage.

Denial:

1. an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false:

Despite his denials, we knew he had taken the purse. The politician issued a denial of his opponent's charges.

2.refusal to believe a doctrine, theory, or the like.

3.disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.

Brian Tashman caught Pat Robertson's schtick today on gay marriage and let's just say it's mind numbing in the extreme.

Televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality with warnings about bestiality, imprisonment, tyranny, financial collapse and God’s wrath.

And today, he advised a “The 700 Club” viewer to respond to gay marriage supporters by making the case that the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling is only an opinion that can only impact the “couple of people” directly involved in the case. The ruling would only have a wider impact if Congress or state legislatures pass gay marriage bills, Robertson claimed, making the same specious argument made by other Religious Right leaders such as Mike Huckabee.

“In the legal system, party A sues party B over marriage, ‘I want to get married to them,’ and the court says, ‘Okay, you can get married,’” he explained. “That doesn’t mean that I’ve got to get married to homosexuals, it doesn’t mean that you have to nor does it mean that it’s the law of the land. Congress didn’t pass any law. Your state legislature didn’t pass a law. So you’re not under anything, it’s a decision of the court having to do with a couple of people. Now they would like to make it bigger than that but, in terms of the Constitution, it isn’t.”

While Robertson is correct that no one will be forced to “get married to homosexuals,” the Obergefell ruling has struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

I didn't know the court ruling was forcing you to marry a gay. Did you?


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