Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday
cautioned a viewer headed to Kenya on towels, which “could have
Robertson, an ardent opponent of gay
rights, gave his advice during The 700 Club's Bring It On-Line
segment, in which he answers viewers' questions.
“I am planning to go on a mission
trip to Kenya in December,” an anonymous viewer wrote. “I
believe that God heals today and am not consumed about the chance of
contracting Ebola. I am also a person who is willing to take
practical precautions. However, some friends and family think that
my decision to travel is foolish during this season, saying that I am
testing God and asking if I have a death wish? What do you think?”
“Not in Kenya,” Robertson answered.
The Ebola outbreak is centered in West Africa; Kenya is an East
“You might get AIDS in Kenya,”
continued. “The people have AIDS. You got to be careful, I
mean, the towels could have AIDS.”
However, HIV is transmitted through the
exchange of bodily fluids.
Wing Watch notes that Robertson last year warned that gay people
spread the virus with secret AIDS rings. The warning landed Robertson on
Anderson Cooper's RidicuList.
of Pat Robertson accusing gays of spreading HIV with special rings