Pat Robertson “Vomit” Button Remark Just One of Many

    July 10, 2013
    Mike Tuttle
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Josh Wolford reported previously that Pat Robertson, a former Southern Baptist minister, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and host of the 700 Club show, had a request for Mark Zuckerberg. Not that many any of those requests get looked at, but he floated it anyway.

Robertson would like a Vomit Button on Facebook, as an alternative to the Like Button. He would particularly reserve that downvote for pictures of same-sex couples on Facebook.

His comments have rankled many, especially given the recent sea change regarding same-sex marriage in the U.S. But, Robertson is no stranger to this kind of controversy, and he will not likely be issuing any retractions or apologies over it. He has pitched out some advice and answers over the years that has ruffled the feathers of all but his most ardent fans.

Talking about adultery: “Males have a tendency to wander a little bit. And what you want to do is make a home so wonderful he doesn’t want to wander.”

Talking about Disney World’s Gay Days: “I would warn Orlando that you’re right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don’t think I’d be waving those flags in God’s face if I were you … It’ll bring about terrorist bombs; it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor.”

On feminism: “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.”

In 2010, shortly after the earthquake that rocked Haiti, he made a comment that put off many other Christians, especially those with outreach missions in Haiti: “They [the Haitians] were under the heel of the French, you know, Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.’ True story. And so the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’ And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another.”

  • lorib

    i have to face myself and tell the truth. i have got to come out of the closet and reveal my true identity. IM NOT GAY YAY YAY YAY IM NOT GAY YAY YAY YAY IM NOT GAY YAY YAY YAY AND I WAS BORN THIS WAY
    whew i feel better now

    • Amanda Reckenwithe

      You’re lucky. I WAS…

      • SP

        In March, 2008, the director of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Francis Collins, stated this: “Homosexuality is not hardwired. There is no gay gene. We mapped the human genome. We now know there is no genetic cause for homosexuality.”

  • Solari

    My question is this why would a *man* named PAT be such a homophobe?? Could it be Pat is NOT short for Patrick?? Hey Pat mr super religious it says in the bible judge not lest you be judged so tell me this mr religion when did YOU become God..and how dare you preach hatred in the name of God..I was an ardent fan of yours until your true nature/colors emerged now I think you are a doddering old fool who should be put out to pasture you shame your so called religion with your hateful ways and words..you sir will feel the pain of that dreaded pitchfork of this I no doubt!! I’m sure there are a few people who think as you do, but not anyone I know, we are unable to get our heads that far up out own a**es!!

  • Harmadie

    He’s stalking people on facebook just to complain about wanting a vomit button. I have a better idea make giant size posters of gay and lesbians couples kissing and place them all around gay friendly states and areas and hope to see this thing try and dry heave till he loses his breath.

    He believes it’s all in the power of women to try and keep a man from cheating… Oh and if they are ugly wives are killing marriages. When I see his face I could cover my face with a pillow screaming and change the web page.

  • Puker

    How about a great big ole vomit button anytime pat opens his mouth anywhere. I used to have appreciation for him, but PUUUUUUUUUUKE!

  • Wayne

    My question is “Why is he looking up gay related pictures on Facebook anyway?” Hmmmm.

  • Joy

    truth hurts…straights are tired of the gay agenda–can’t miss the pics anywhere these days since the ruling…

    • Amanda Reckenwithe

      Your name is wrong. You HAVE no “joy”, in your life, obviously.

  • First Liberal

    Well, doctors and scientists have not been able to find the cause for homosexuality. In and experiment with identical twins, one was gay. Both have the same identical genes, so thats not it. Its not upbringing either since both have the same parents and environment. So, why does Mr. Robertson want a vomit button?

  • Amanda Reckenwithe

    What a stupid, pathetic, foolish old bigot. Hasn’t he passed his expiration date? Most people THAT stupid, don’t live that long…

  • Bear1Mi

    Do I get the same Privilege of the Vomit button when someone starts yammering on about god or jesus?

    Mr Robertson,,you have just proclaimed yourself a Hate filled Bigot…Like anyone is surprised!

    • live and let

      Amen. No pun intended.

  • Dan

    I agree with Pat that the Gay Agenda cant handle the truth and has been pushing their warped ideas on America. God is not happy with them and their activities. The Bible does not condone it and if you don’t like the Bible Talk to God about it and see how God answers.
    God is loving but not supportive of the gay and lesbian lifestyle. It is an abomination forbidden by God. Hope that is clear enough.

    • live and let

      To those of us for whom the bible is simply an old book of not-so-interesting stories not proven to be true or inspired, I must say your bigotry and narrow mindedness are are a relic to behold. And say, thanks for tipping us to the mental state of God. Would not have known of his unhappiness w/o your devine insight. The god you speak of is neither loving, nor just. The god you speak of is an imaginary creation designed to provide “Christian” cover for bigotry, racism, exclusion and intolerance. Great big world out there Dan. Seek, question, find, ask, THINK with that brain God gave you to use. Not to do so – that’s an abomination!

      • SP

        In relation to gay marriage and why homosexuality is wrong, one only needs to look at the following scriptures regarding homosexuality: Genesis 19, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Romans 1:24-32, First Timothy 1:8-10, Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 and I Kings 14:24.
        I Corinthians 6:9-10 state the following: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
        Romans 1:24-32 state:
        24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
        26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
        28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[a] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[b] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
        All of these scriptures prove that homosexuality is wrong and is an abomination.
        The Scriptures in Romans 1:24-32 state that homosexuality is vile, unnatural, shameful, in error, debased, not fitting and unrighteous.

  • Right Reverend

    Homosexulaity is talked about 8 places in the Bible and all 8 are in a very very negative light. Not only is it called sin but it also called a judicial act whereby God gives people over to that disgusting perverted lifestyle. The ramifications are obvious and also just go to the Dead Sea. That region has never recovered from the fire and brimstone God rained down on them in judgement.
    Homosexuality is also equated with beastiality making homosexuals on par with animals. In the Bible they are in the compny of murderers adulters, liars, thieves, rebeliousness and the like. It is also called “strange flesh”.
    I would encourage homosexuals to read their bibles and come to a place of repentance because one thing is clear, practicing homoswxuals will not see the gates of Heaven, they will will burn eternally where the flames never die.

    • live and let

      And you know this to be a fact how? Sorry, can’t use the bible as crutch – not verifiable text, just hearsay and myths

    • SP

      Thank you for the truth, “Right Reverend”. As someone once said, ““God never created anyone to be something He has forbidden. God has never ever created anybody to be something He has already condemned. He didn’t create anybody a homosexual, because He condemned homosexuals.”

      Also, in March, 2008, the director of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Francis Collins, stated this: “Homosexuality is not hardwired. There is no gay gene. We mapped the human genome. We now know there is no genetic cause for homosexuality.”

  • dennis

    I’d like to see a puke button to press for all the homophobic remarks he makes. He makes a bad, judgemental representation for Chrisitanianity

  • Right Reverend

    An interesting word: HOMOPHOBE. It means we are all scared of the same thing. Homosexuals have no fear of God or else they wouldn’t be homosexuals.

  • SP

    Homosexuality is a sin and unnatural. Thank God some people will NEVER accept it as normal, because it ISN’T!

  • Sharon

    I see pictures of gay men kissing and I think it’s adorable!!

    The Bible says GOD IS LOVE
    It doesn’t say god is a homophobe.
    If God didn’t approve of homosexuality it wouldn’t exist.

  • Right Reverend


    There are many things God doesn’t give approval for and it is still in existence. It has to do with the condition of the human heart. It is naturally rebellious against God. God in His infinite mercy has shown great restraint in not wiping out all of us. The natural consequences for some sins are more readily apparant.

    Homosexuality is proof of rebeelion against God because it is unnatural. The Bible calls it degrading and strange flesh. Those aren’t my words. Arguments are never against people. They are against a Holy and Righteous God who calls it an abomination and a perversion of natural law.

    • Sharon

      Right Reverend I used to be terrified of this judgmental god you speak of until I realized he was a human fabrication.

      My heart knows that love, or what some people call god is the source of all actions and choices.
      We are all Love made manifest.

      All this gay bashing is just making people sicker of religion. Feel free to let your god deal with it.

      No one is required to live up to your expectations.

      There may be no gene for homosexuality but neither is there a gene for bigotry.

  • joseph elrod

    Thinking of that old coot getting kissed makes me want to vomit and I’m on his side most of the time.
    As a surprise to everyone though, when the Bible speaks of sex sin it involves intercouse. No where in scripture, be it the Bible, Koran, The Book of Mormon, the torah or any other faith ever mentions oral sex. NO WHERE. Its your concious that guides you. It is not to be found. Maybe God does have a keen sense of humor.

  • Jeff

    Homosexuality goes against God, Nature, and even evolutionist can’t accept it as the Darwinian argument would fall apart. If you justify acceptance with love, equality and such then you would have to accept polygamy, incest, pedophilia, and even the passionate love of an animal. I agree with Pat… 2 guys kissing makes me want to vomit… That’s the way it is and you can’t force me to accept this perversion. The main defense gays have is name-calling… No real reasoning to accept perversion.

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