07/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pat Robertson: Abusive Coaches And Guidance Counselors May Be Making People Gay

Parenting is tough. And for some parents, the discovery that their child is gay, can make it even tougher. It's a good time to pause and learn what your son or daughter is going through, to reach out to those who've been down the same path, and to remember, above all else, that those strong familial bonds of love and understanding are going to be the foundation that helps you and your child confront both fears and doubt.

Or, alternatively, you can seek out the advice of a doomsday-predicting, despot supporting, Scotland fearing, snake-oil selling, idiot religious fanatic!

Here's a video that documents some parents who have chosen the latter path, and who sought out the advice of 700 Club huckster Pat Robertson. Let's see what he had to say:

ROBERTSON: I am not at all persuaded that so-called homosexuals are homosexuals because of biological problems. They're may be a very few but there are so many that have been made homosexuals because of a coach or a guidance counselor or some other male figure who has abused them and they think that there's something wrong with their sexuality so you need to get deep into why he is what he is instead of just saying "he's a homosexual so how do I handle him and how do I be Christian?" Well, I think you ought to tell him "Listen, son. Here's what the Bible says about this and it's called an abomination before God so I've got to tell you the truth because I love you." That's what I think.

That's what he thinks! Also, there was another time when he thought that, "What we need is for somebody to place a small nuke at [The State Department]," which is not just an abomination, it is quite literally A BOMB. IN THIS NATION.

So, yes, this is definitely the guy you want guiding your kid's genitalia into an uncertain future.


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