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)