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Pat Robertson Says Gay People Wear Special Rings To Cut & Infect People With HIV

Updated 3 p.m. pst with Robertson's "apology"

Pat Robertson has reached a new, previously unimaginable dangerous low. During a recent episode of his show on CBN, Robertson tells his frightened sheeple that gay people are wearing special rings designed to cut people and infect them with HIV while shaking hands. 

“You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”

After CBN actually seemed concerned about the statement (it has scrubbed the comment from its uploads on YouTube), Robertson issued a non-apology apology. 

"I was asked by a viewer whether she had a right to leave her church because she had been asked to transport an elderly man who had AIDS and about whose condition she had not been informed. My advice was that the risk of contagion in those circumstances was quite low and that she should continue to attend the church and not worry about the incident.

"In my own experience, our organization sponsored a meeting years ago in San Francisco where trained security officers warned me about shaking hands because, in those days, certain AIDS-infected activists were deliberately trying to infect people like me by virtue of rings which would cut fingers and transfer blood.

"I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said. In no wise (sic) were my remarks meant as an indictment of the homosexual community or, for that fact, to those infected with this dreadful disease."

There. Feel better about his atrocious comments?


(h/t: Right Wing Watch)


His apology clearly seems to have been written by a lawyer. Too bad there are better and gayer lawyers in this world to perceive this monstrosity of an apology. Ill be right back I have to go cheat on my wife. With another man.

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Oh the infection ring is so old school. Modern gays now have their knuckle hairs sharpened so they only have to fist bump to infect straight people.

A friend of my girlfriends suggested that all the stupid people be put on to their own continent, with everything they need, but take their children away to educate them, thus not spreading stupidity any further. Then let the stupid people die off. He of course would never say this while not on morphine in the hospital, and it is against what we believe. Albeit, reading this article sure makes me think its not too terrible of an idea, lol.

I'm surprised his brainless followers haven't elected him to congress.

I've said this for years... and now it finally makes sense to me.   Robertson looks like the love child of Yoda and Golem.    Now I know why Robertson hates gays so much.  Yoda and Golem deny they had anything to do with him (wouldn't you?).  Poor Pat is just fighting back with the only thing he knows...hate.    

Pat is a national treasure. With his adorable nuttiness, he has probably furthered the gay agenda more than any single person in the USA. God, please let him live forever.



ROTFL - Where can you buy one?


LeNair Xavier's picture

After his last anti-gay tirade, I said that Pat Robertson needs to come out already.

Open Letter To Pat Robertson

Aren't these psychotic Christians supposed to be leaving soon?

The psychotic Christians started America, maybe you should leave. 

Good grief - you're sticking with that absurd statement then? You do realize there were others here prior to the arrival of the Christian pilgrims, right? Might want to crack open the history books, friend.

I think he is saying u cant put down all Christians because of Pat Robertson. And I agree.  Makes you and the gay community sound just as hateful.

Uh, yes I can.  Hear.  I will do it right now.  If you belong to this club, if you voluntarily choose to associate and give money to christianity, then you are part of the problem.   Christians do good?  Well so what?  They also promote murder, rape, bigotry and environmental destruction in the name of their holy book and deity.

Or in other words, if you are a member of the KKK and the KKK donates to a charity, you are still a member of the KKK.

Ole Scat Robertson.......

claimed that Katrina was God's retribution for the evil ways of NOLA.  But has nothing of the sort to say when tornados in Oklahoma and flooding in Nashville destroyed and killed.......

Just another rightwing religious psychopath.  Nothing new to see here folks; move along.

doesn't testify much to his faith to be afraid of aids.  i've lost more than a few friends to aids and not once was i hesitant to be a true friend involved in their lives.  however my fate to greet death is cast, i won't let fear of anything hinder me extending the true hand of friendship to anyone inflicted with anything.  i know what i believe in.

Just sad he does not know anything about  Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. or whether or not it is strictly a "Gay" Disease. He such an  ill informed person, And i can not imagine anyone wanting to give this to another person, it carries such heartbreak for the person and the families,  this Pat Roberson is supposed to be a Man of God?

Some one should kill him. 

And make him a martyr?  No thanks!

OMG this man really needs to be taken off the air. He has definite mental issues and would like to know what his skeletons are in his closet or someone elses. He talks about Gays so much and talks such outlandish rediculous sayings, there has to be something wrong with him and something he is hiding. I dont know why his son allows him to stay on the air much less the network.

what is wrong with these religious people on tv making stupid remarks?  do they have any idea how it makes them look ??  that had to be one of the dumbest things i've ever heard anyone say !!!

He is insane! I would think SF would ask him to never set foot there again.

This old man is obviously senile. Does he really thinks people are walking around with rings to cut people and 'get them'? God help him!

Ok, let's be fair. First, he's a bigot and insane. So, don't think I'm defending his history of hate. But notwithstanding the ridiculous "ring" theory, most everything else he says is surprisingly even-keeled and scientifically valid. You cannot, in fact, get AIDS from riding in a car, and you should not shy away from a charitable act just because the recipient has HIV/AIDS. He's wrong about the "Draconian laws" and in the course of world events, Pat has demonstrated that he is a right wing, fundamentalist, bigot. But I was actually kind of shocked to hear him say something that fit within the realm and logic of actual science.

Why don't you do the world at large a favor and stand in front of a moving train.  You are a horrid pathetic RODENT.

This pathetic lying, old fart of an asshat has no freaking clue as to what the hell he is talking about, never has actually! Where does he come up with this unfounded nonsense bullshit? What he is doing mentally is far, far worse than what he is making up and, consequently, pretending is happening anywhere! He injects lies, hate and outright fear into the bottomlessly-empty minds of his ignorant followers and foments more ignorance and lays the ground work for physical attacks on gay folks everywhere with his blatant lying! Asshat, for sure, pathetic, indeed!

...Okay, time to put Grandpa in a home.  The dementia has gone too far...

... but was his dementia learned, or was he born that way?

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