8.29.2005

Unquote: Pat Robertson



"The Antichrist is probably a Jew alive in Israel today." [Keywords: Asshole, Christian Supremicist, Racist]

"Can a demon appear as a slanty-eyed, funny-looking [alien] creature? Of course he can." [Keywords: Astrophysicist, Psychotic (Sees Demons)]

"[The Christian Coalition has] enough votes to run the country. And when the people say, 'We've had enough,' we are going to take over!" [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Fortuneteller, Psychotic (Egomania), Unamerican (Theocratic Rule)]

"The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by the Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian people and atheistic people, they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society. And that's what's been happening." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Demagogue, Psychotic (Delusions of Entitlement), Unamerican (Constitution/Theocratic Rule)]

"The courts are merely a ruse, if you will, for humanist, atheistic educators to beat up on Christians." [Keywords: Psychotic (Delusions of Persecution), Unamerican (Contempt of Court)]

"[God said to me] 'I will remove judges from the Supreme Court quickly, and their successors will refuse to sanction the attacks on religious faith'...Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society. Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court." [Keywords: Homicidal (Divine Wrath), Psychotic (Delusions of Persecution/Hears Voices), Unamerican (Contempt of Court)]

"[Hinduism is] a dirty, filthy culture." [Keywords: Asshole, Christian Supremicist, Racist]

"Homosexuals...are sinning against God and will lead to the ultimate destruction of the family and our nation. I am unalterably opposed to such things, and will do everything I can to restrict the freedom of these people to spread their contagious infection to the youth of this nation." [Keywords: Asshole, Demagogue, Fortuneteller, Homophobe, Psychotic (Conspiracism)]

"I am absolutely persuaded one of the reasons so many lesbians are at the forefront of the pro-choice movement is because being a mother is the unique characteristic of womanhood, and these lesbians will never be mothers naturally, so they don't want anybody else to have that privilege, either." [Keywords: Asshole, Homophobe, Psychotic (Conspiracism)]

"If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality...Can you imagine...Mahatma Gandhi as minister of health, education, and welfare?" [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Odd Choice of Example, Racist, Unamerican (Religious Tests)]

"If Christian people work together, they can succeed during this decade in winning back control of the [American] institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Expect confrontations that will be not only unpleasant but at times physically bloody." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Fortuneteller, Homicidal (War), Psychotic (Delusions of Entitlement), Unamerican (Theocratic Rule)]

"If I could just get a nuclear device inside [the State Department], I think that's the answer...We've got to blow that thing up." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Homicidal (Mass Murder), Terrorist, Unamerican (Treason)]

"If the United States tries nation-building [in Iraq], it's got to [have] at the very top of its agenda a separation of church and state. There has to be a secular state in [Iraq] and not an Islamic state." (Note: He advocates no separation of church and state when Christians can take control.) [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Hypocrite, Racist]

Part I
"If [Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war...and I don't think any oil shipments will stop." [Keywords: Greedy, Homicidal (Assassination), SUV Owner, War Criminal (Assassination)]

Part II
The denial: "Wait a minute, I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces could take him out. 'Take him out' could be a number of things, including kidnapping. I was misinterpreted." [Keywords: Liar (Weasel), War Criminal (Kidnapping)]

Part III
When denial failed, the admission: "Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement." [Keywords: Caught on Tape, Liar (Insincerity)]

"I know it sounds somewhat Machiavellian and evil, to think that you could send a squad in to take out somebody like Osama bin Laden, or to take out the head of North Korea, but isn't it better to do something like that, to take out Milosevic, to take out Saddam Hussein, rather than to spend billions of dollars on a war?" [Keywords: Greedy, Homicidal (Assassination), Terrorist, War Criminal (Assassination)]

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." [Keywords: Misogynist, Psychotic (Egomania)]

"I recall an incident from my own life when I was staying in a motel near Seattle, Washington. One morning, when I was in that stage between sleep and waking, an awful depression seized me. I felt that everyone was against me, that people around me were failing, and that everything I was doing was falling to pieces. Discouragement overwhelmed me like a dark cloud. As I struggled to wake up, I realized I was under demonic attack. I immediately took control over it and said, 'Satan, in the name of Jesus, I cast you forth!' The minute I said that, my mind was free and my despair was gone. I realized later that the Seattle-Tacoma area led the nation in suicides. The spirit that was coming upon me was a suicidal spirit." [Keywords: Psychotic (Delusions of Persecution/Depression/Night Terrors/Sees Demons/Suicidal)]

"I think George Bush is going to win [in 2004]. I really believe that I'm hearing from the Lord it's going to be like a blowout...Even if he stumbles and messes up - and he's had his share of stumbles and gaffes - I just think God's blessing is on him...It doesn't make any difference what he does, good or bad." [Keywords: Fortuneteller, Psychotic (Hears Voices)]

"I think 'one man, one vote,' just unrestricted democracy [in South Africa], would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority - which the white people represent now, a minority - and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights." (Note: He owned - and still owns - diamond mines in South Africa when apartheid fell.) [Keywords: Greedy, Hypocrite, Racist]

"I think the gradual erosion [by federal judges] of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Terrorist, Unamerican (Contempt of Court)]

"I think the sky is blue because it's a shift from black through purple to blue, and it has to do with where the light is. You know, the farther we get into darkness, and there's a shifting of color of light into the blueness, and I think as you go farther and farther away from the reflected light we have from the sun or the light that's bouncing off this earth, uh, the darker it gets...We mentioned before about the stars singing, and that's one of the effects of the shifting of colors." [Keyword: Astronomer, Psychotic (Hears Voices/Prone to Nonsensical Rambling)]

"I think we ought to close Halloween down. Do you want your children to dress up as witches? The Druids used to dress up like this when they were doing human sacrifice...[Your children] are acting out Satanic rituals and participating in it, and don't even realize it." [Keywords: Curmudgeon, Demagogue, Psychosis (Sees Demons)]

"It is interesting, that termites don't build things, and the great builders of our nation...have been Christians, because Christians have the desire to build something. [The Christian] is motivated by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into (our) institutions (today) are primarily termites. They are into destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have...The termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and the time has arrived for a godly fumigation." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Homicidal (Extermination), Hypocrite]

"It's almost like that seed of rebellion and uncontrollable anger has filtered into these people. There's an element of hatred and revenge [in Islam] that is just extraordinary...but at the heart of it all it seems like to me, it's just the spirit of violence, the spirit of hatred, and a spirit of murder." (Note: Said the day after he advocated assassination.) [Keywords: Christian Supremecist, Demagogue, Hypocrite, Racist]

"It's one thing [for gays] to say, 'We have rights to jobs...we have rights to be left alone in out little corner of the world to do our thing.' It's an entirely different thing to say, well, 'We're not only going to go into the schools and we're going to take your children and your grandchildren and turn them into homosexuals.' Now that's wrong." [Keywords: Demagogue, Homophobe, Liar (Fabrication), Psychotic (Conspiracism)]

"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes [for having "gay days" at Disneyworld], and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you. This is not a message of hate - this is a message of redemption...If the widespread practice of homosexuality will bring about the destruction of your nation, if it will bring about terrorist bombs, if it'll bring about earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor, it isn't necessarily something we ought to open our arms to." [Keywords: Astrophysicist, Demagogue, Fortuneteller, Homophobe]

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media, and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians - wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today, more terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Homophobe, Psychotic (Conspiracism/Delusions of Persecution)]

"Many observers say that AIDS is the hammer and gun of the homosexual movement, an effective vehicle to propel the homosexual agenda throughout every phase of our society." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Homophobe, Psychotic (Conspiracism)]

"Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals - the two things seem to go together." [Keywords: Asshole, Demagogue, Homophobe]

"The National Organization for Women is saying that in order to be a woman, you've got to be a lesbian...The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians." [Keywords: Demagogue, Homophobe, Liar (Fabrication), Misogynist, Psychotic (Conspiracism)]

"The origin of [Hinduism] is all demonic. We can't let that stuff come into America." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Racist, Unamerican (Freedom of Religion)]

Part I
His wife, Dede:
"Pat, I've tried to adjust to this 'saved' jag you're on, but you've become a fanatic. All you do is read that Bible all day and sit around and talk to Jesus. I'm a nurse. I recognize schizoid tendencies when I see them, and I think you're sick. It's just not normal for a man to walk out on his wife and leave her with a small child when she's expecting a baby any minute - while he goes off into the woods to talk to God. God doesn't tell people to do things like that. At least, my God doesn't."

Part II
His reply: "I can't leave. God will take care of you." [Keywords: Asshole, Misogynist, Psychotic (Hears Voices)]

"People for the American Way were founded by [Norman Lear,] the creator of Archie Bunker. Do we want Archie Bunker determining what the United States Senate votes for?" [Keywords: Psychotic (Difficulty Distinguishing Fantasy from Reality), Meathead]

"[Planned Parenthood] is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism - everything that the Bible condemns." [Keywords: Homophobe, Liar (Fabrication)]

"Presbyterians are the spirit of the Antichrist." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Christian Supremicist, Psychosis (Sees Demons)]

"The public education movement has also been an anti-Christian movement...We can change education in America if you put Christian principles in and Christian pedagogy in. In three years, you would totally revolutionize education in America." [Keywords: Christian Supremecy, Fortuneteller, Psychotic (Delusions of Persecution), Unamerican (Theocratic Rule)]

"Satan has gone! God has just healed somebody! A hernia has been healed! Several people are being healed of hemorrhoids and varicose veins! People with flat feet! God is doing just great things to you!" [Keywords: Hemorrhoids, Psychotic (Hears Voices/Sees Demons)]

"Since our nation was founded, we have discriminated against certain things [like homosexuals]. We discriminate against kidnappers. We discriminate against murderers." (Note: He has advocated both murder and kidnapping.) [Keywords: Homophobe, Hypocrite]

"A Supreme Court ruling is not the Law of the United States. The law of the United Sates is the Constitution...I am bound by the laws of the United States and all 50 states, [but] I am not bound by any case or any court to which I myself am not a party...I don't think the Congress of the United States is subservient to the courts...They can ignore a Supreme Court ruling if they so choose." (Note: Wrong - see Checks and Balances.) [Keywords: Liar (Talks Out of Ass), Unamerican (Checks and Balances/Contempt of Court)]

"The teachers who are teaching your children are not necessarily nice, wonderful servants of the community. They are activists supporting...affirmative action, the Equal Rights Amendment, gun control, sex education, illegal teachers' strikes, nuclear freeze, federal funding for abortions...decriminalization of marijuana" [Keywords: Demagogue, Liar (Fabrication), Homicidal (War), Misogynist, Racist]

"The term 'gay' is the most serious misuse of the English language. They’re not 'gay,' they’re very, very depressed and miserable." [Keywords: Homophobe, Liar (Talks Out of Ass)]

Part I
"There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore!"
(Note: Wrong - see the First Amendment.) [Keywords: Liar (Talks Out of Ass), Psychotic (Conspiracism/Delusions of Persecution), Unamerican (Theocratic Rule)]

Part II
"They scream, 'First Amendment.' Of course, the First Amendment, as you and I both know, is a restriction on Congress...So it really doesn't have anything to do with what you say or what I say, one way or the other." (Note: Wrong - also see Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments.)
[Keywords: Liar (Talks Out of Ass), Unamerican (Constitution/Theocratic Rule)]

"There's never been a woman Grand Master chess player. Once you get one, then I'll buy some of the feminism." (Note: Wrong - there had already been two.) [Keywords: Asshole, Liar (Talks Out of Ass), Misogynist]

"There will never be world peace until God's house and God's people are given their rightful place of leadership at the top of the world. How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?" (Note: He has advocated assassination and an oppressive Christian theocracy.) [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Homicidal (War), Homophobe, Hypocrite, Psychotic (Delusions of Entitlement), Unamerican (New World Order/Treason)]

"This country does not belong to the ACLU, the radical left, or the communists. It belongs to God and his people. I frankly am tired of us being second-class citizens in a land our forefathers founded and claimed for the Lord." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Liar (Fabrication), Psychotic (Conspiracism/Delusions of Entitlement/Delusions of Persecution), Unamerican (Theocratic Rule)]

"This is where God wanted me to be...I assure you that I am going to be the next president of the United States." [Keywords: Fortuneteller, Psychotic (Delusions of Entitlement/Egomania/Hears Voices)]

"This virulent anti-Christian bigotry has got to stop!...These voices that are raised against Christianity, Christians have got to stand together and say no." [Keywords: Psychotic (Delusions of Persecution)]

"To see Americans become followers of quote 'Islam' is nothing short of insanity." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Racist]

"The wars of extermination have given a lot of people trouble unless they understand fully what was going on...[It] seems like a terrible thing to do. Is it or isn't it?" [Keywords: Homicidal (Genocide), War Criminal (Genocide)]

"We have a [Supreme Court] that has essentially stuck its finger in God's eye. We have insulted God at the highest levels of our government. Then, we say, 'Why does [terrorism] happen?' It is happening because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us...But I want to say as surely as I am sitting here today, [9-11] is only a foretaste, a little warning, of what is going to happen." [Keywords: Appalling, Demagogue, Fortuneteller, Psychotic (Hears Voices), Unamerican (Contempt of Court)]

A Robertson-funded ad quoting James Madison: "We have staked the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind...to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." [Note: Madison never said that.] [Keywords: Liar (Fabrication)]

"We want...as soon as possible to see a majority of the Republican Party in the hands of pro-family Christians by 1996." [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Fortuneteller, Unamerican (Theocratic Rule)]

"What kind of craziness is it in our society which will put a cloak of secrecy around a group of people whose lifestyle is at best abominable. Homosexuality is an abomination. The practices of those people is appalling. It is a pathology. It is a sickness." [Keywords: Asshole, Homophobe]

Part I
"When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. 'What do you mean?' the media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims!' My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'" [Keywords: Christian Supremicist, Unarmerican (Religious Tests/Theocratic Rule)]

Part II
The denial: "I never said that in my life...I never said only Christians and Jews. I never said that." [Keywords: Liar (Weasel)]

"Women should listen and learn quietly and submissively. I do not let women teach men or have authority over them." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Misogynist]

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist." [Keywords: Appalling, Asshole, Christian Supremicist, Psychotic (Sees Demons)]

Hateful son of a bitch.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great list of quotes. I hate to be picky, but does anyone have a version of it that includes attribution details that can be confirmed? That would be great.

December 05, 2005 6:30 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

I got these quotes from a variety of places, some of which listed sources for each quote they listed (which I didn't include). If you do a search for "Pat Robertson Quotes," you should stumble upon a few of those. But it's not in one centralized location that I know of.

December 05, 2005 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't even understand how he can call himself a "man of god" or christian when he treats people the way he does, if you ask me, HE is the antichrist.

January 18, 2007 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware Dominion Theology and the assholes like Robertson who peddle it. These people are the new Nazis, and if his fascist wet dream of taking over America, then the world ever gets off the ground, then say goodbye to compassion, decency and freedom.

Fundo Christians really are a serious enemy to anyone who values sexual and cultual equality.

January 19, 2008 1:03 AM  

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