Pat Robertson/Zoo animals/ Gay People

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Pat Robertson/Zoo animals/ Gay People

Check out this latest round of nonsense :

http://www.borowitzreport.com/2011/10/19/pat-robertson-god-let-zoo-animals-escape-to-bite-gay-people/

 

Pat Robertson : God let zoo animals escape to bite gay people

Televangelist stirs controversy with his latest round of remarks

(Zanesville Ohio, the Borowitz Report)

As dozens of escaped exotic animals terrorized the town of Zanesville, Ohio, the Rev. Pat Robertson raised eyebrows today by saying that “God allowed those wild animals to escape because he wanted them to find gay people and bite them.”

Rev. Robertson, who made his remark during a regular broadcast of his 700 Club television program, said that the Book of Revelation made explicit reference to “escaped lions, tigers and bears running around Ohio biting gay people” as a prelude to the Rapture.

The televangelist also contradicted local officials who had warned Zanesville residents to remain indoors until the all the animals had been accounted for: “Really, those animals won’t bite you unless you’re gay.”

The escaped wild animals immediately became a hot-button issue in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

At a campaign stop in South Carolina, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said, “If the authorities are putting innocent creatures to death, I’m for it.”

And in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) told reporters, “We should ship those animals back either to the Congo or to Africa.”

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno


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 Apparently the Borowitz

 Apparently the Borowitz report is satire. 

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Sapient wrote: Apparently

Sapient wrote:

 Apparently the Borowitz report is satire. 

Sounds like it. But certainly does a great job poking fun at the Falwell /Robertson absurdity of gays and abortionists being the cause of Katrina.

In other news, Japan deserved the Tsunami because they didn't kiss the ass of Jesus.

 

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Brian37 wrote:Sapient

Brian37 wrote:

Sapient wrote:

 Apparently the Borowitz report is satire. 

Sounds like it. But certainly does a great job poking fun at the Falwell /Robertson absurdity of gays and abortionists being the cause of Katrina.

In other news, Japan deserved the Tsunami because they didn't kiss the ass of Jesus.

 

What is scary is that it could almost be true, knowing the sort of stuff people like that have come out with, especially involving gays.

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Sapient wrote: Apparently

Sapient wrote:

 Apparently the Borowitz report is satire. 

I was wondering if it were or if moron Pat was just trying to garner some attention.

There is a site on Facebook called "Atheist Quotes of the day". That was where I found the link to the story.

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harleysportster wrote:At a

harleysportster wrote:

At a campaign stop in South Carolina, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said, “If the authorities are putting innocent creatures to death, I’m for it.”

And in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) told reporters, “We should ship those animals back either to the Congo or to Africa.”

That part is a dead giveaway that it's a satire.