One of television’s longest serving anti-gay pastors is at it again. On Thursday, Pat Robertson outrageously warned his Christian viewers that the government could soon force Christian florists and bakers out of business if they did not cater to man-dog weddings.
The comments came during a “The 700 Club” segment discussing a recent ruling by a Washington state judge finding a Christian florist had violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to sell flower arrangements for a same-sex couple’s wedding.
“To say that some procedural anomaly in the statute overrides the fundamental religious freedoms of the people, it’s just crazy,” he proclaimed. “And I hope that the lawyers for this florist will appeal this thing to get into the federal courts.”
“But this is outrageous!” Robertson squabbled. “To tell a florist that she’s got to provide flowers for a particular kind of wedding. What if somebody wanted to marry his dog? She’s got to have flowers for that? What if there’s a polygamous situation where a guy has five wives and he wants to have five ceremonies, and she’s going to be forced by the law to provide them flowers. I mean, this is crazy.”
“Some of these bakers and florists may be forced out of business if the courts make them do things contrary to their beliefs,” the televangelist warned.
Watch the segment from CBN’s The 700 Club below:[h/t: RawStory]