As Maine prepares to vote on a gay
marriage law, Pat Robertson said gay marriage advocates want to
Maine, the first state to approve gay
marriage legislatively, is also the first state to put the question
up for a vote. Question 1 asks Maine voters to affirm the gay
marriage law approved by lawmakers in the spring.
“I don't really believe homosexuals
want to get married,” Robertson said on Tuesday's broadcast of the
700 Club. “What they want to do is destroy marriage and
some of the other things we have in our society.”
“They don't want any – any –
hindrance to their particular lifestyle or their particular way of
having sex. That's what it amounts to. Whether or not this is going
to be something that will, you know, change the country … the
country has voted overwhelmingly in favor of traditional marriage –
they don't want homosexual marriage.”
Listing Maine, Massachusetts and Iowa,
Robertson said several states have approved gay marriage. “Yet
[when] the people have their say, the people say no way,” he added.
This is not the first time Robertson
has discussed Maine's ongoing gay marriage debate.
On the day after Maine legalized gay
marriage, Robertson called allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry
“the beginning in a long downward slide” to legalized child
“We haven't taken this to its
ultimate conclusion,” Robertson told viewers.
“How can we rule that polygamy is
illegal when you say that homosexual marriage is legal. … And what
about bestiality and ultimately what about child molestation and
pedophilia? … You mark my words, this is just the beginning in a
long downward slide in relation to all the things that we consider to