Pat Robertson on his show on Thursday said that he was not anti-gay or a homophobe but insisted that gay people are just heterosexuals who are confused because of ‘chromosomal damage’ they suffered as children and don’t know where to go or what to choose.
The popular televangelist said, “I am very pleased that we have many, many, many homosexuals watching this program and many of them are looking for love and acceptance and help. And I’m glad to report that we have thousands of these people who are saying, ‘Yes, we want to follow Jesus. We’re not happy with the lifestyle we’re in and we want to have a better way.’ I think it’s wonderful that that’s happening.”
Robertson continued to explain that people who ‘think’ they are gay are not actually homosexuals. It is, as if, all in their heads. “It’s not something that is natural,” he said. “And when people reunite with the Lord, the Lord will get their priorities the way it is supposed to be.”
He concluded, “A lot of people are into this homosexual thing because they’ve been abused by a parent, abused by a coach, abused by a sibling, abused by a friend. They’re little boys and little girls and they don’t know any better. And then they somehow think, ‘Well, I must be gay.’ They aren’t. They are heterosexual and they just need to come out of that.”
“There are others, maybe they’ve got some chromosomal damage, that’s different from heterosexuals,” he added. “And that’s of course what they claim in the homosexual movement. They say, ‘Hey, you can’t come out of this under any circumstances.”
The video emerges just days after Pat Robertson made a viral comment by saying that he wanted a ‘vomit’ button on Facebook for gay posts showing homosexuals getting intimate with each other.