Oh, goodness. Save yourself the trouble of looking--there is no snark tag at the bottom of this diary because this is not snark. Pat Robertson defies snark. I couldn't make this shit up if I tried.
You may know from jpmassar's and Scott Wooledge's excellent diaries that the first same-sex wedding to be performed at West Point's Cadet Chapel took place on Saturday between Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton. From USA Today:
Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, exchanged vows in the regal church in a ceremony conducted by a senior Army chaplain. The ceremony comes a little more than a year after President Obama ended the military policy banning openly gay people from serving. The two have been together for 17 years. They had a civil commitment ceremony that didn't carry any legal force in 1999 but had longed to formally tie the knot. The couple live in New Jersey and would have preferred to have the wedding there, but the state doesn't allow gay marriage. "We just couldn't wait any longer," Fulton said. Guests at the wedding posted photos on Twitter while it was under way and afterward. Fulton said the Cadet Chapel on the campus at West Point was a fitting venue.And boy, is the anti-gay right pissed. The AFA's Brian Fischer immediately took to Twitter in a tearful rage:
Now that the waaambulance has taken Fischer, Pat Robertson is next to mourn the loss of our cherished military to the homosekshual agenda. And who better to grieve the moral crumbling of the military with than...Robert E. Lee?
No, really. Video and transcript below the fold.
Today on the 700 Club, anchor Lee Webb delivered the news of the wedding to a grim Robertson, adding that the showing of love and commitment between the lesbian couple marked "a sad day, Pat."
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point hosted its first same-sex weddings. They were held over the past two weekends, one of them in the academy’s historic chapel. Army chaplains from other posts performed the ceremonies because the denominations of the West Point chaplains do not allow them to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. New York legalized same-sex marriage last year; a few months later Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed and gays were allowed to serve openly in the military. A sad day, Pat.It was enough to make Roberton lean forward ominously in his chair. And, as Towleroad notes, the chair literally creaked as Grandpa Pat prepared to tell his viewers what it was like in the good ol' days before homosexuals had all these "rights" 'n stuff.
Instead, he channels the spirits of the great military men in our history to get their opinion on the subject. And naturally, every one of them hates gay people just as much as Robertson does. Fancy that! Great American military men like...you know, Ulysses S. Grant...Douglas MacArthur...
Robert E. Lee...because who better to speak about the honor and tradition of the United States military than a traitor who fucking took up arms against the United States? His thoughts on homosexuality are totally relevant.
Anyway, in case you were wondering, here are Grant's, MacArthur's, and Lee's opinions on gay weddings at West Point:
General Douglas MacArthur rolling over in his grave. Ulysses S. Grant rolling over in his. Robert E. Lee rolling over in his. What have we done to our cherished institution?Oh, I'm sure Robert E. Lee is rolling over in his grave about a whole lot of things, huh Pat? Homosexuality is probably the least of them.
Watch for yourself:
Stay tuned for tomorrow's 700 Club, when Robertson will be speaking to the ghost of Jefferson Davis about the election results (spoiler: he's pretty pissed).