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–Televangelist Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club and founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, courtesy of Right Wing Watch. Robertson took umbridge with lawyers sending subpoenas to religious leaders in Houston who are suing the city in an attempt to repeal Houston’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The lawyers wanted to know what the religious leaders were, if at all, instructing their congregation to write in petitions sent in support of repealing Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance. “[Homosexuals] are trying to force people who are Christians to marry them or else face jail, to make cakes honoring them or else go to jail and give their sermons over and divulge their innermost thoughts or go to jail,” Robertson said, adding, “These people are terrorists, they’re radicals and they’re extremists.”
“There’s no Christian group I know of anywhere in the world that would force somebody to do something contrary to their deep-held religious beliefs or else face criminal penalties, but that’s what the homosexuals are trying to do here.” He continued, “If the gays want to go out and do their gay sex, that’s one thing, but if they want you to force you to accept it and solemnify it by marriage then that’s a different matter.”
Robertson also had strong words for Houston mayor Annise Parker, an out lesbian, stating, “What’s being done in Houston is a gay — the woman they elected is a homosexual, she’s a lesbian — and she’s trying to force pastors to conform to her beliefs. It’s wrong.”
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