‘Apostle of hate’: Internet celebrates as anti-LGBTQ televangelist Pat Robertson retires
Conspiracy theorist, anti-LGBTQ activist, religious extremist, right wing media mogul, and conservative televangelist Pat Robertson announced on Friday he is stepping down from his role as host of "The 700 Club." And while his Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is calling it "60 Years of History-Making TV Ministry," many others are applauding the decision.
For more half a century Robertson, a former ordained minister, waged what he saw as a religious war against the LGBTQ community. Just two days after 9/11, while the nation was still crippled and devastated, Robertson joined with Jerry Falwell, infamously blaming gay people and others his opposed for the terror attacks.
"The ACLU. The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this," Falwell declared.
"Oh yes," Robertson agreed.
Falwell went on to blame "the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle," along with the "People for the American Way, all of them."
"Well, I totally concur," Robertson declared.
Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson Blame 9/11 on Organizations Like People For the American Way www.youtube.com
He never apologized.
In 2005 Robertson "accused U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg of being a communist," Americans United reported.
He never learned his lesson.
Just last year Robertson blamed the coronavirus pandemic on "wicked" same-sex marriage and on abortion:
TV Evangelist Pat Robertson Blames COVID-19 On Same-Sex Marriage & Abortion www.youtube.com
Many are rejoicing upon learning Robertson will no longer helm his long-running TV show.
Hallelujah: Sociopath Pat Robertson finally stepping down after decades of posing as a "Christian." https://t.co/pyuxey6uJE— Steve Silberman (@Steve Silberman) 1633110936.0
Pat Robertson will be taking a lot of steps down soon, each one a little warmer than the last. https://t.co/C79KBdRqVD— Jim Stewartson, Antifascist, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️ (@Jim Stewartson, Antifascist, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️) 1633107493.0
So much of the modern conspiracy theory movement was built off Pat Robertson's incoherent scaremongering, relentles… https://t.co/AawhnJcUIj— Mike Rothschild (@Mike Rothschild) 1633099474.0
Pat Robertson, who's blamed gay people for hurricanes and Covid, is stepping down from hosting the 700 Club, an eva… https://t.co/ZlyJZzd8jK— Paul Rudnick (@Paul Rudnick) 1633100830.0
Pat Robertson contributed 55 years of damage to society at large with racism, misogyny, and xenophobia weaved into… https://t.co/JUOfJ3R2fK— Atima Omara (@Atima Omara) 1633115160.0
Pat Robertson, indotrinator and so called Christian is stepping down. Good riddance.— Nurses Against Dick Pics. (@Nurses Against Dick Pics.) 1633115366.0
In honor of Pat Robertson leaving TV, here’s a piece I wrote with @bendimiero for @mmfa about all the times Pat sai… https://t.co/3iKbh4D9Es— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1633111075.0
“Christian leaders” like Pat Robertson, James Dobson, and Jerry “Unzipped” Falwell Jr. helped Trump get elected. P… https://t.co/qPcSRUyDUG— Gabe Sanchez (@Gabe Sanchez) 1633109779.0
Pat Robertson, 91, is stepping down as host of the 700 Club after 55 years! Why so soon? lol...He has been the host… https://t.co/IHKXxK70Gk— Dan Pereira (@Dan Pereira) 1633109539.0
Pat Robertson stepping down from The 700 Club to spend more time at home hating gay people and building models out of toothpicks I guess.— 💀DeathMetalViking💀 (@💀DeathMetalViking💀) 1633112678.0
Pat Robertson steps down as host of long-running '700 Club' - The Associated Press https://t.co/VWcZcG9wFC via… https://t.co/mlJytngybh— The Vaccinated And Still Masked Joe Gerard 🌈 (@The Vaccinated And Still Masked Joe Gerard 🌈) 1633108246.0
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