Is Pat Robertson losing his ultra-conservative edge in his old age? Maybe not in any way that would make most of us squeal with irony-laden joy, but the 700 Club host does seem to be making candid social statements out of pretty much nowhere. First, he said he supports the legalization of marijuana (though he is personally against use of the drug) and now, he’s saying oral sex is completely okay. Well, so long as you’re performing or receiving with your spouse.
It would take a topic like oral sex to throw off a co-host of Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club”, and that’s exactly what happened on the program today. When a viewer asked whether or not the sex act was inherently sinful, Kristi Watts was visibly overwhelmed and uncomfortable by the inquiry. Pat Robertson? Cool as a cucumber. The man took the question completely in stride.
“The Bible doesn’t make that sinful,” Robertson said. “The question is: What’s in your heart?”
Robertson signed-off on the sex act, so long as it’s an act performed out of love and compassion between two married people. I don’t know how you would make sure you or your spouse go down on each other in an exclusively loving and compassionate way, but I digress.
His co-host quickly pulled out the dusty ol’ Bible for some support, citing a verse from the book of Hebrews. Hebrews 13:4 reads: “Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.”
Robertson batted the suggestion off. “It’s a question of what is in your mind,” Robertson said. “If you feel it’s sin — it’s sin.”
And now you can use the Bible in your case for receiving oral sex.
Here’s the video in all its awkward glory: