Pat Robertson warns gays of hurricanes, meteor (fwd)

C. Petersen ottilie at
Wed Jun 10 11:44:16 PDT 1998

June10 Pat Robertson warns gays of hurricanes, meteor

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Calling it a message of redemption, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said one of Florida's biggest cities should beware of hurricanes after allowing "Gay Days" last weekend.

Gay organizations sponsor the annual event in Orlando, with flags of a rainbow design flying from downtown utility poles.

"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you," Robertson said Monday on "The 700 Club," the Christian Broadcasting Network talk show.

Robertson also said the widespread practice of homosexuality "will bring about terrorist bombs, it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor."

Robertson said his warning "is not a message of hate. This is a message of redemption."

Mitch Rosa, president of Hampton Roads Pride, a regional gay rights group, laughed when he heard of Robertson's remarks.

"I feel sorry for him, I really do," Rosa said. "If he's worried about a hurricane, he should worry first about his own roof."

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