Pat Robertson has suggested a “vomit” button for Facebook. He states that he is tired of seeing photos of gay couples kissing, and would appreciate an easy way to express his feelings on Facebook.
The conservative Christian televangelist has been historically harsh in his criticism of homosexual relationships. However, his latest statement underlines his disapproval.
As reported by CNN, the topic came up during his show The 700 Club. A viewer called in to the show asking how to deal with photos of same-sex couples appearing on social media sites.
Robertson answered the question, stating how he would like to deal with photos of same-sex couples:
“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.”
As reported by the Huffington Post, Robertson pointed out his disdain for homosexuals more than once on Monday’s program. Discussing the Old Testament, Robertson offered his interpretation of the text:
“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.”
Robertson continued, discussing a recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. He contends that “the Bible didn’t talk about civil rights.” He explains that the word of the Bible should be followed, without regard to civil rights.
He then continued with the “vomit” theme, asserting that the earth will “vomit out” people who disobey the Bible’s word.
Robertson has always been outspoken about his beliefs and interpretation of the Bible. As a conservative Christian, he often speaks out against behavior that he finds immoral, including LGBT relationships.
Pat Robertson’s comment about a “vomit” button on Facebook is not entirely surprising. It simply confirms his continued disapproval.
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