Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday
suggested that gay sex is “related to demonic possession,” media
Robertson, the host of The 700 Club,
made his comments after the show broadcast a segment about a man who
“changed” his sexual orientation.
The segment featured Shawn, a man who
married a woman and started a family in the hopes of changing his
sexual orientation. Neglect, Shawn claimed, led him back to having
sex with other men.
“I would admit to cruising the
Internet. But I would not admit to her that cruising the gay website
eventually led to me going out to the local cruise area. Which
eventually led me to getting out of the car, talking to someone.
Which eventually led to me meeting up at hotels.”
Shawn and his wife decided to stay
together and mend their marriage after his “repentance and
deliverance from the homosexual lifestyle.”
“God, the spirit of life, has set me
free from the spirit of death and sin and I don't have to be
compelled or driven to act out sinful nature,” he said.
Robertson commented: “That type of
conduct is wrong and it is time that in society we say certain things
are wrong. He's obsessed, he has a compulsion. … I think it is
somehow related to demonic possession.” (The video is embedded in
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Robertson: Gay folks can un-acquire their sexuality.)