May 9, 2009

Idiot of the Week: Pat Robertson

Idiocy this astounding deserves attention, and attention it shall receive! Right here in the weekly Idiot of the Week series. Look for a new winner to be announced right here each Saturday.

After selecting a top contender for this week, I decided to see what the people thought. I posted a call for nominations on Twitter. The response was good, and I put the people's choice up against my contender. The people's champion won the contest, and I am happy to announce that this week's idiot is none other than the Christian extremists' Christian extremist, Pat Robertson.

Building on a long and distinguished career of idiocy, Robertson had this to say on the subject of same-sex marriage:
How can we rule that polygamy is illegal when you say that homosexual marriage is legal. What is it about polygamy that’s different? Well, polygamy was outlawed because it was considered immoral according to biblical standards. But if we take biblical standards away in homosexuality, what about the other? And what about bestiality and ultimately what about child molestation and pedophilia? How can we criminalize these things and at the same time have constitutional amendments allowing same-sex marriage among homosexuals? You mark my words, this is just the beginning in a long downward slide in relation to all the things that we consider to be abhorrent.
Nobody I had in mind for this week's award could compete with that.

H/Ts to the following Twitter users: @dkelz1888, @bigkoala, and @KaaSerpent