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Pat Robertson On Homosexuality: It's Related To A Type Of 'Demonic Possession'

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Learning that Pat Robertson has something newly outrageous to say about homosexuality isn't really all that shocking.

The "700 Club" host has never hidden the fact that he disapproves of the LGBT community (to put it lightly) and he has dedicated hours of air time to discussing the dangers of the so-called "homosexual lifestyle" (see a slideshow of Robertson's "greatest hits" below).

But in a recent broadcast (see the video above) Robertson truly outdid himself when he proposed that homosexuality is related to a type of "demonic possession."

The claim came during a segment about a man who, according to Robertson, "trolled the streets" for seven years looking for "cheap sex with other men" while his wife sat at home "completely clueless."

In response to the man's story, Robertson says:

"The world today says 'OK, so you are gay, you want to have affairs with men -- that's cool. You have an absolute right to do that, why not?'

That's not the right attitude. The attitude is that this is sin. It's wrong. And [this man] realized it was wrong but couldn't control it. But that type of conduct is wrong… he is obsessed. He has a compulsion. I would think that it is somehow related to demonic possession…"

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