Robertson: Gays Can Change Just Like Murderers and Rapists

By Tim Peacock

Pat Robertson
According to everyone’s favorite faux-Christian, gays can indeed change their orientation and saying they can’t isn’t just wrong, it’s a violation of their freedom of speech (or something). In the short clip below, Robertson manages to equate being LGBT with being a murder or rapist as he explains that since rapists and murderers can change their spots, so can gays. (Last I checked though, no legitimate study has ever proven even those groups were permanently “changed” either – otherwise we wouldn’t have sex offender registries.)
And that he equates speaking out against conversion therapy and calling of such practices junk science and dangerous as “a hate crime” is preposterous. Then again, this is Pat Robertson. No one ever accused him of either making sense OR of having accurate information dated later than the 1950’s.
Here’s the clip via Right Wing Watch:

About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

You can find Tim elsewhere online at his personal website. You can also find him on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter as @timsimms

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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