Jewish Journal


April 30, 2012

Pat Robertson: Wrong for Christians to bully LGBT kids


This latest surprisingly uncontroversial comment from Pat Robertson is more low-lying fruit than legalizing marijuana, but it’s still good to see the televangelist and one-time Christian Right leader to say that it’s wrong for Christian kids to bully LGBT kids. Here is what Robertson said on “The 700 Club,” via Huffington Post.

“Well I think that’s terrible. Christians shouldn’t do that… I mean.. lesbian, gay, transgender, blah blah blah, I mean.. Christians shouldn’t do that. They ought to act in love.”

He continued: “You may disagree, you may think these practices are an abomination, you can think all sorts of things, but you need to love, and reach out to these kids in love.” To which his co-host repled: “Absolutely. Bullying is wrong - period.”

Which got an “Amen” from Robertson.

Bizarrely, the Huffington Post suggests that this statement was controversial by saying “See More Controversial Statements by Rev. Pat Robertson.” To the contrary, I don’t know any Christians who think it’s OK to actually bully or torment other people who have different beliefs, values or practices.

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