Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday
told The 700 Club viewers that the sin of the Biblical city of
Sodom was pride, not homosexuality.
Robertson has previously stated that
Sodom received God's wrath due to homosexuality.
“The name of this stuff is sodomy,”
Robertson told viewers last year. “And it has to do with the city
named Sodom that was given over to all kinds of perverse sex
practices, they even wanted to have sex with angels. And God
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.”
On Monday's show, Robertson alluded to
Ezekiel 16:49 to assert that Sodom was destroyed due to pride, not
“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy
sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was
in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of
the poor and needy,” Robertson said.
“Pride, the Bible says, idleness and
abundance of bread, neither were they thankful, that was the sin of
Sodom and Gomorrah. He didn't talk about homosexuality,” he added.
Brian Tashman responded at Right
Wing Watch: “We'll keep this in mind next time Robertson says
that homosexuality is inciting divine wrath.”