Pat Robertson to Mom Who Found Son’s Gay Porn: “Somebody’s Trying to Seduce” Him January 10, 2019

Pat Robertson to Mom Who Found Son’s Gay Porn: “Somebody’s Trying to Seduce” Him

A woman wrote to the The 700 Club on Wednesday to ask Pat Robertson for advice about the gay porn she found on her 13-year-old son’s iPad. Because he’s really the expert.

Hello, Pat and friends,

I was doing my weekly technology checkup on my 13-year-old son’s iPad computer when I noticed homosexual pornographic material in his search history. This has greatly shaken my family and my connection to God. How can we stop my son’s homosexual interests?

— Emma

Robertson’s response began decently enough — talking about how boys that age will be curious — and then descended into chaos.

The segment begins at the 47:11 mark.

Well, look. Kids are curious about all kinds of stuff. I mean, you know, 8-, 9-, 10-year-old boys, they’re interested in all kinds of things. So they are exploring stuff.

I think… how can you stop it? I think what you need to do is to cut off that particular avenue that’s coming into him, because somebody’s trying to seduce your son, and they shouldn’t be sending homosexual or any other kind of sexual material on the internet. It shouldn’t be done.

And so, but, is it out there? Yes. How do you stop it? Well, you really need to find some technological way of cutting the cord on that one, because it’s not good for him or you.

Boy views porn on the internet. Pat Robertson thinks boy is being groomed by an actual gay man. Not even in the same ballpark on that one…

But this is what happens when you ask for tech advice from an 88-year-old man.

The problem isn’t the kid looking up sexual material online. I promise you that’s going to happen, and the kid will eventually learn how to clear his browser history.

The problem is that this mother is doing a “weekly technology checkup” on her son that involves going through that browser history. He’s 13. There’s a lot of stuff he’s going to look up that mom’s better off not knowing about.

The other issue, of course, is that the mother thinks she can “stop” her son’s “homosexual interests.” She thinks she can turn him straight if he’s gay. Robertson should’ve told her that’s not possible. He could’ve pivoted, like so many conservative Christians do, to say that there’s a way to be gay and Christian in a way that satisfies God.

Instead, he told the mother to watch out for the creepy old man trying to molest her kid.

I know Christians have a habit of conjuring up things that don’t exist, but that’s one hell of a non-sequitur.

It’s also horrible advice. Which is to say it’s exactly what you’d expect when you ask Pat Robertson a question about computers and homosexuality.

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