The controversial (if not outright laughable) 700 Club host has struck yet again, admitting on today’s program that he doesn’t know what transgender is, but he’s pretty sure Jesus would not approve. His comments came during a discussion about a new California law that protects transgender students, which Robertson called “insane.”
“I may be an old fuddy-duddy, what is transgender?” Robertson asked co-host Wendy Griffith. Nevermind! It’s doesn’t matter. While he’s “not opposed” to gender reassignment surgery, “this whole business about transgenders, you’re saying they’ve got boy parts but they want to go to the girls’ restroom, that’s absurd.”
Robertson continued with frustration over the oft-touted mysterious LGBT agenda, the sinister mechanics of which are largely unknown to traditional America at this time.
“Why are we exposed to this stuff? They are driving the agenda, driving everybody crazy, all this sexual identity, sexual politics, ‘Mommy Has Two Mommies’ [sic] and all that stuff, it’s a tiny fringe but they seem to have control of the levers of power in the media and especially in Hollywood. But it’s insane. I just cannot believe that the normal people in America, the people who want to just live their lives can’t be allowed to do it without having this stuff imposed on them constantly. You’ve explained to me, I’m not sure we know yet.”
Later in the broadcast, he said: “now, we talk about transgender, I have a former stallion who is now a gelding.”
But the worst thing about Robertson’s comments is that they seem to represent a complete about-face from much more compassionate comments made just a few months ago. Pat Robertson of October 2013, meet Pat Robertson of July 2013:
“I think there are men who are in a woman’s body. It’s very rare. But it’s true — or women that are in men’s bodies — and that they want a sex change. That is a very permanent thing, believe me, when you have certain body parts amputated and when you have shot up with various kinds of hormones. It’s a radical procedure. I don’t think there’s any sin associated with that. I don’t condemn somebody for doing that.”
Pat Robertson references those comments in this interview, as well. But then he seems to go completely against them. What the heck, dude?