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Pat Robertson Blames COVID-19 on Gays, Abortion, and Those Who Are “Anti-Israel”

Apr 20, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

During today’s episode of The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson went full Christian bigot when he blamed COVID-19 on homosexuality. (The disease isn’t sexually transmitted, nor does it disproportionately affect people based on their sexual orientation.)

Of course, he didn’t say the virus appeared because of gay people. He used the more standard evangelical excuse that God is punishing us for our sins… like gay rights and abortion and being “anti-Israel.”

Robertson was prompted by a question about COVID-19 that said, “How can God heal our land and forgive the sins when abortion and same-sex marriage are laws and many people are anti-Israel? Doesn’t this prevent His healing and forgiveness?”

His response? Absolutely.

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