Derailing his own advice segment for viewers, 700 Club host Pat Robertson launched more anti-LGBT paranoia on Tuesday, accusing the LGBT community of imposing “draconian” censorship laws and willfully transmitting the AIDS virus.
“You know what they do in San Francisco,” Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen “Some in the gay community there, they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”
Right Wing Watch, which posted video of the statement on YouTube, reported that the remark was apparently edited out by the Christian Broadcast Network before it posted Tuesday’s full episode online.
In answering a viewer’s question whether her church should have informed her she was providing driving services for an AIDS patient to attend mass, Robertson also said there were now “draconian laws on the books” forbidding even discussing the disease.
“You can tell somebody you had a heart attack, you can tell them they’ve got high blood pressure,” he lamented. “But you can’t tell anybody you’ve got AIDS.”