Pat Robertson thinks the implementation of Obamacare is good reason for Americans to take to the streets in a bloody revolution, comparing the impending health care changes to the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
On a broadcast of The 700 Club on Wednesday, the outspoken televangelist said he believes the Affordable Care Act is being forced on Americans and will cause ruin in society. He tried to incite viewers to rise up and revolt against the legislation.
“You know, they revolted in Egypt against the oppressive actions of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Pat Robertson said. “This example of state socialism is something that Americans should rise up against.”
Obamacare has already withstood two Supreme Court challenges and a host of amendments by Republicans to repeal all or part of it. Still, Robertson said the legislation “snuck by us,” and that it was nothing more than a partisan initiative.
“Twenty-six, 2700 pages of gobbledygook, and look what’s happening,” Robertson said on Wednesday about Obamacare.
Pat Robertson chose a particularly violent example for his comparison. The uprising in Egypt against Morsi has led to many clashes between different supporters, and reportedly caused the deaths of at least 51 people on Monday alone.
The remarks come just two days after Pat Robertson sparked more controversy on The 700 Club. When a viewer called to ask how to deal with photos of same-sex couples shared via social media, Robertson said the idea disgusted him.
“You’ve got a couple of same-sex guys kissing, do you like that? Well that makes me want to throw up … To me I would punch ‘Vomit’ not ‘Like’ … But they don’t give you that option on Facebook.”
On the program, Robertson also offered his interpretation of the Bible’s words on homosexuality:
“it’s an abomination for a man to lie with a man as with a woman. That’s what is says … And those who do that in the Old Testament were stoned to death.”
Do you agree with Pat Robertson that Obamacare is worthy of a revolution?