The Part That Isn’t the Part That Doesn’t Need to Be Said, With No Guarantee That This Part Needs to Be Said, Either

So it turns out that televangelism confidence artist Pat Robertson is one of the last people in our society who thinks … er … um … right.

The first thing to mind ....“You know, those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce,” he said. “You know, you have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church, it’s doomed, it’s going to die out because it’s the most nonsensical thing I’ve heard in a long time.”

The setup only makes it worse; as Miranda Blue reported for Right Wing Watch, that was part of Robertson’s response to a woman complaining that the church she attends forbids its members from dating.

“Crystal”, the viewer in question, asserted that the only people in her church that are married knew their partners before they arrived at the congregation, complains that some congregants are frustrated because “we’re getting older and no one is getting married”, and describes circumstances in which “it is treated as a sin to show interest or to have a mutual understanding in church with the opposite sex”.

Naturally, Pat Robertson’s first thought was of homosexuals.

Look, when one’s first thought about issues between men and women is homosexuality, so be it. And as important as the question of why one would think that way might be, there are times we don’t really want the answer.


Blue, Miranda. “Pat Robertson: Gays ‘Will Die Out Because They Don’t Reproduce'”. Right Wing Watch. 17 December 2014.

A Headline

Ah, headlines:

Minister of Music tazes pastor, another woman stabbed during fight at church

Or, for those who need the morbid details:

The Rev. Daryl Riley, pastor of the church, told the Simone Moore, the church’s minister of music, that he was no longer needed in the position, authorities said. Riley then handed Moore his final paycheck. Moore disagreed with the amount of the check and an argument erupted, officials said. Moore then tased Riley with a Taser gun, deputies said.

Several church members were involved in the fight, including Agolia Moore, the music minister’s mother, officials said. Officials said that she was stabbed by one of the deacons, identified as Harvey Hunt.

All members that participated in the fight were treated and released from a local hospital, officials said.

A warrent for second-degree assault was signed on Moore. Another warrant for third-degree assault was signed for Hunt, officials said.

Write your own … ah … punch line.

Yeah, right. Har-har. I know.