Pat Robertson: Gay Marriage Is Still Illegal [VIDEO]

Today Pat Robertson responding to a viewer question by telling his audience that same-sex marriage is still illegal because the Obergefell ruling only applies to the “couple of people” who brought the case. Brian Tashman has the quote at Right Wing Watch:

“In the legal system, party A sues party B over marriage, ‘I want to get married to them,’ and the court says, ‘Okay, you can get married,’” he explained. “That doesn’t mean that I’ve got to get married to homosexuals, it doesn’t mean that you have to nor does it mean that it’s the law of the land. Congress didn’t pass any law. Your state legislature didn’t pass a law. So you’re not under anything, it’s a decision of the court having to do with a couple of people. Now they would like to make it bigger than that but, in terms of the Constitution, it isn’t.”

  • The Milkman

    The bigots keep saying things like this, which only serves to illustrate their irrelevance with exponentially increasing clarity.

    • RoFaWh

      This kind of b.s. (Robertson’s legal inanity) (n.b. inanity, not insanity) is good evidence that the hate movement has run out of steam and is slowly collapsing like a balloon with a pinhole leak.

      • JCF

        Well, possibly Pat’s inanity arises from his insanity.

  • LonelyLiberal

    So apparently somebody doesn’t understand the role of the Supreme Court?

    • Blake Jordan

      He does understand the role of the bible or constitution either…

      • RoFaWh

        ITYM “doesn’t”

      • RaygunsGoZap

        This old fool doesn’t understand a roll of toilet paper

        • BlueberriesForMe

          You can only put in on the holder one way – the other way is Satan’s work.

        • Cattleya1

          I think that goes without saying… I would not be surprised to find out he has had several rolls stuffed up his ass for decades. He has shit backed up all the way to the center of his head. Hence the quality of his pronouncements.

  • Yeah, I always trust TV preachers to interpret legal issues for me.

    • Frostbite

      And heal your illnesses remotely thru the tv!

      • StSean

        But not their own.

  • bkmn

    Fuck you and the wombat you rode in on Pat. You are 100% wrong. AGAIN.

    • RoFaWh

      That’s an insult to right-thinking wombats everywhere.

      • David in Tucson

        And to left-thinking wombats everywhere!

  • Michael Smith

    “That doesn’t mean that I’ve got to get married to homosexuals”

    Homosexuals everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.

    • DaveMiller135

      His dog, on the other hand, is hiding under the sofa.

  • Craig S

    Pat Robertson, Unconstitutional Lawyer at your disservice.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Guy makes Lionel Hutz look like a legal eagle.

      • Craig S

        He’s the white Ben Carson

        • TampaDink

          Without surgical skills.

      • nocadrummer

        Me thinks he went to the same law school as Orly Taitz.

        • LAguy323

          Not to be confused with Oily Titz.

    • Dramphooey

      Pat Robertson! Fact-less Law Cock!

  • Rob Spangler

    Get his nurse!!! He didn’t take his dementia pill this morning!

    • Sporkfighter

      He never does.

  • Michael Smith

    “Now they would like to make it bigger than that but, in terms of the Constitution, it isn’t.”

    Article III would beg to differ.

  • Bluto

    Get bent you senile, delusional fucktart.

  • thevofl

    Whew! I was worried there. I’m so glad I take my legal advice from a televangelist. Thanks Pat on your lecture on the Constitution. The world seems so much easier to understand.

  • And the other side can’t figure out why it is that they are
    losing….well probably because they rely on arguments like this, things that
    have zero basis in reality

    • MrSkippy

      Well, that and the fact that they’re taking really stupid stances on the issues. Stances that violate the Constitution and even their stupid holy book most of the time.

  • That’s right, Pat. And Jesus’s mother never had sex. And when Jesus lifted off of the Mount of Olives, he just kept going straight up. And hemorrhoids really are caused by demons.

    • I know Daddy Bear’s must be — you should hear the words that come out of his mouth when he’s in the bathroom!

  • SoCalVet

    I watched the disgusting video:
    1) He’s had botox in his upper forehead and
    2) I do believe his facial tissue is looking less perfused.

    • TampaDink

      Perhaps necrotizing has begun to spread from inside his skull.

      • Sporkfighter

        Bacteria could never thrive in that vacuum.

        • TampaDink

          Maybe it is dry rot.

    • greenmanTN

      Better you than me. I pretty much never watch the actual videos because, like Barbara Bush 😉, I have my beautiful mind to think about! More than that it would just piss me off and taint part of the day. But I’m glad there are people who DO watch them so I don’t have to.

      Here’s what I’m pretty sure Pat would look like without makeup and constant cosmetic treatments.

      • SoCalVet

        I also worry about my beautiful mind, but I’m afraid it was a lost cause long ago…

  • MrSkippy

    Pat Robertson, always looking for ways to take denial to entirely new heights!

  • lymis

    Well, in topsy-turvy Robertson style, there is a kernel of truth in what he says, surrounded by the … ahem.. chocolatey goodness… of what he’s completely wrong on.

    He’s right that the Court doesn’t create laws.

    But the point is that they can, however, strike laws down. And in this case, the laws they struck down said, that the marriage laws that apply to all citizens don’t apply to same-sex couples. When those laws (and clauses of some others) were struck down, the remaining law applies to everyone including same-sex couples.

    So no, SCOTUS didn’t pass any new laws. But yes, same sex marriage really is the law of the land.

    Pat, Jesus is calling.

    • RoFaWh

      Actually, Lymis, my darling little duckling, in the US, under the common law system prescribed by the Constitution, courts do make law. The essence of common law is its adherence to precedent so every decision is a form of law-making. Most law is judge-made, not statutory. When you sue your neighbor because his pet pot-bellied pig is a nuisance, there’s no written (i.e. statutory) law involved at all in most cases.

      Now quack for daddy like a good duckling!

  • delk

    Hey Pat, didn’t you say that god told you that Mitt Romney would not only win, but be a two term president?

    • Marides48

      Aparantly his god lies to him all the time. Or perhaps his hearing aid is turned off when god speaks to him.

    • jomicur

      God also once told Pat that the entire population of China would turn Christian by 1999. For an all-wise, all-powerful being, God has a really shitty track record.

    • Kelly Lape

      God also told him to run in 1988. You’d think he’d know by now that either God lies, or he’s been listening to Satan all along.

      • Goodboy


    • I seem to remember that in the book he constantly references, it says something about KILLING false prophets. Since he has no problem quoting verses calling for our deaths, I thought I should point that out to him in case he forgot about it.

  • So that means Hobby Lobby doesn’t apply to everyone either!

    • Octavio

      !!!! BINGO !!!!!

    • anne marie in philly

      dingdingding, comment of the day!

    • John Masters

      Was thinking exactly the same thing. So only Hobby Lobby and the Mennonites are covered by that one…nice to know. Thanks for the free legal advice.

    • YAYYYY!

    • JoeNCA

      Or Citizens United.

  • Michael Rush

    He knows as much about the law as he does about …. anything else .

  • Gustav2

    • Gerry Fisher

      That commercial really did hit more than one nail right on the head, didn’t it?

  • millers3888

    Pat Robertson has become synonymous to crazed religious fanatic.

  • Scott

    SCOTUS did not create any new laws, Patty you are right that can only be done by Congress. But that is where your knowledge ceases to exist and this is where you just don’t understand the role of SCOTUS or the legal system.

    What SCOTUS did Patty is rule that due to the 14th Amendment Equal Protection clause, since hetero couples enjoyed the right to marry and everyone must be treated equally under the law that now same sex couples must be allowed to marry. No new law was created as they want to cry, an existing law was expanded to include an new class of people. Patty you are right that SCOTUS cant create new laws and since they NEVER have created a law they are doing their jobs properly.

    Now if you want to cry that means polygamy should be legal, people will marry children, dogs, cats, lawnmowers, etc., or will want to marry relatives just stop! First, polygamy was widely practiced in the Bible, however in an advanced legal system it will be very difficult for a legal polygamous marriage. If a man has 5 wives and wife number 3 wants a divorce, how are the marital assets divided? If money is all commingled then the current laws are not sufficient to deal with this type of relationship. Get laws changed, do the work.

    As to children, dogs, cats, lawnmowers, etc. None of them can legally sign a contract, argument done! As to marrying relatives, move to the Bible belt you can still marry your first cousin in most of the southern states. If you really want to marry your son or daughter do the work, take it to court.

    • sandy

      denial ain’t just a river in egypt

    • GayOldLady

      “Patty you are right that SCOTUS cant create new laws”

      No, but they can sure get rid of some old laws.

    • Chris Baker

      An polygamy would not just mean one man and 5 wives, it would have to allow those wives to have additional husbands too. Abe marries Betty and Carol and Donna and Elfrieda and Fran, and then Fran can marry George and Howard and Howard can marry Ilene and Jackie, and Jackie can marry Ken and Larry and Mark and Mark can marry Olive and Pam and …..

      Laws against polygamy also force a person to get a divorce if they want to marry again, preventing any future spouses from getting tangled up in legal issues if their husband doesn’t mention the 8 other wives he has, but never bothered to divorce. State have no valid reason to ban gay couples from marrying, but have plenty of valid, legal concerns that they can use to defend bans on polygamy.

  • Ore Carmi

    And Pat Robertson is still alive. Some dinosaurs die hard.

  • LAguy323

    Be Very Afraid!

    • Goodboy


      • Paul D.

        Say what you will about Jonathan Edwards, at least he had good grammar. Not like your graphic, which also spells his name wrong. (Not to mention butchering the “fake inspirational poster” meme.)

    • Joseph Miceli

      Who did his ‘freshening?” Don’t tell me the Lord, the age of miracles is over!

    • StSean

      Would someone please put Jerry Falwell’s spectre back in the crypt?

    • Imagine that face in a fighter jet banking under 3Gs of force.

  • Octavio

    What a great and deep thinker. 😉

  • Baron Ochs

    Some people should be charged a fee for taking up air space.

    • Sporkfighter

      Turning food into shit is Pat’s superpower.

  • Brian G

    So then all the mixed raced marriages out there are illegal unless their last name is Loving?

    • TampaDink

      I was about to suggest this very notion. This means that Clarence Thomas’ & Mitch McConnell’s current (2nd) marriage are not required to belegally recognized in all states.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    What a fucking idiot!

    • billbear1961

      And baldfaced LIAR!

      • David Walker

        I think he should take a page from Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s book and start a xn resort and theme park and call it La La Land.

        • billbear1961

          I’d suggest Village of the Damned, David.

        • Rebecca Gardner

          and don’t forget about the 50 gal drums of Survival Food for when Jebus comes back totally pissed off because Teh Gheyz

      • Steven B

        I honestly don’t think it’s a lie. I really think he believes the diarrhea that comes out of his mouth.

        • vorpal

          Diarrhea out of his mouth?
          No surprise: Christians always get things completely backward.

        • clay

          Apparently, his “assistants” aren’t letting him out enough– he can’t get any outside information, or light.

        • billbear1961

          It’s hard to know what he really believes, but you know he’s heard this totally false “argument”–this flat-out lie–from his fellow fascists.

      • vorpal

        His whole rant just kind of sounded like a big butt-hurt “waaaaahhhhhhh!” to me.

  • Friday

    Really, Pat. So you’re saying all your billions spent and screaming about the end of the world was just about you Christians trying to make sure one gay guy named Jim Obergefell was particularly distressed and punished about his husband dying and having to be put on that airplane to do so?

    Such lovely people you Religious Righties are then.

  • LDinMN

    Actually, Pat, my state legislature DID pass a law.

  • Jeffrey

    Anthropomorphic corpse shouts through the teevee. People send it money for some reason.

  • Bruno

    Which is why people are gay-marrying each other all over the fucking place. Nice try, dimwit.

  • LovesIrony

    Shut the fuck up you stupid piece of shit. You make no fucking sense and are dumber than fly shit

    • Chuck in NYC

      I was going to say just, “Somebody get the net,” but you captured my innermost feelings about Pat far more accurately.

      • LovesIrony

        Funny I first thought : get the net but that just wasn’t enough!

  • Mow
  • Joseph Miceli

    He’s not dead yet?

  • billbear1961

    Just an outright lie–incredible!

    How does he think so MANY are getting married all across the country if it isn’t legal, if it isn’t the Law of the Land?

    Kennedy specifically, explicitly says in Obergefell that the Constitution recognizes our RIGHT to marry, that we are entitled to the equal protection of the laws and due process like EVERY other citizen of this nation.

    No NEW law is required to permit us to marry–the old bans that forbade it are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and therefore no longer in effect ANYWHERE in this country.

    • Joseph Miceli

      You know how these silly people are. They think if they tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth. You know…like saying this country was founded as a Christian nation, or that the Founding Fathers were Christians…that sort of thing.

    • Steven B

      I don’t think it’s a lie. I think he really believes that shit.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Spot on, Mr. Bear. I think Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre seems like an appropriate choice for this one.

  • DaveMiller135

    Legal Advice from people who spout gibberish at their TVs and think that’s a good thing.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Yeah, because that’s totally how rulings work. The SCOTUS totally just only decided the constitutionality of the same-sex marriage of those couples rather than the concept of marriage equality.

    What sane person would think that they are required under law to marry a man if they are a man or a woman if they are a woman?

  • Lakeview Bob

    Poor ignorant son of a bitch. No more needs to be said.

  • pebouky

    would someone please put this old, dottering fool away

  • Megrim Twist

    Paaaattt …..

  • teedofftaxpayer

    This old dipshit is getting stupider by the day. I wish God would hurry and strike him down for all the lies he tells.

  • oikos
    • DavidAZ


    • Rebecca Gardner

      Thorazine, the Tea Party choice!

    • JCF

      “agitated, belligerent senile”: Good God, if that isn’t a SPOT-ON description of Uncle Pat!

  • Webslinger
  • TheManicMechanic

    Die already, motherfucker. I need a grave to piss on. It’s almost Halloween.

  • anne marie in philly

    hey dumbass, SCOTUS says EVERYBODY is entitled to get married to the human of their choice! WTF don’t you understand about THAT?

  • Mawm

    lol. Old kook

  • Bill

    Pat Robertson is still stupid.

  • The man’s delusional.

    • GanymedeRenard

      You’re being too kind.

  • JT

    I’ll bet old Pat would like to make it bigger than it is too.

  • olandp

    Considering that plaintiff’s council requested nearly $1.7 million in attorney’s fees and court costs, it is going to get really expensive for states to deny marriage licenses to all couples.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    Sometimes you can find truth even here.

  • charliebkk

    I think the Texas Law Hawk could teach Pat a thing or two about how the law works.

    • clay

      at least the volume should be adequate.

      • charliebkk

        True dat.

  • Pat needs to join a Memory Care community for his dementia!

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    wonder if ms. patty cakes had brain surgery done by ben carson, and as some one posted yesterday, ‘DOOD LEFT THE SPONGE IN HIS HAID’. just wondering.

  • Robert Adams

    He treats the law like he treats the Bible, just pretends it says whatever he wants it to.

    • Gianni

      Good point. However he wants the system to work, that’s the way he makes it work – only in his mind, of course.

  • Mark

    good grief. when is this old bastard going to drop dead? of course, I suppose it is possible they don’t want him ‘up there’ either….

  • scorpiomike

    Did he forget to start his hogwash with, “Now, I am not a lawyer, but….”.

    I’m really not a lawyer, but isn’t this scenario what the legal types refer to as Case Law?

    And, dear Pat, you should know “That isn’t how this works. That isn’t how ANY of this works”.

    • Robert Adams

      Sadly, Pat is a lawyer. J.D. from Yale

      • scorpiomike

        I never knew that. But you prompted me to search further and apparently, he could not pass the bar. According to Wikipedia:

        He then went on to receive a Law degree from Yale Law School in 1955. However, he didn’t pass the New York bar exam,[13] shortly thereafter he underwent a religious conversion, and decided against pursuing a career in law. Instead, Robertson attended the New York Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1959.

        Their source is his own web site, so I think that is probably good evidence it is true. I verified his web site indeed says he failed to pass the bar.

        • Sporkfighter

          So God only whispers stupidity in his ear, not the answers to the bar exam. Sounds like God couldn’t pass the bar either.

        • Robert Adams

          Thanks. I just saw the J.D. in his credentials and jumped to a conclusion. But then again, his statements on Obergefell may be evidence of why he did not pass the bar.

  • KnownDonorDad

    This is similar to the common internet commenter argument that SSM is not legal in states where it was banned prior to Obergefell, because it was decided by the Supreme Court. Which I guess they’re saying isn’t part of the U.S. governmental system, or something. Months after the decision, the Schadenfreude is still wonderful.

  • Gerry Fisher

    >Congress didn’t pass any law.

    They love this line of reasoning. “Nothing is official until all the legislative bodies pass new laws.”

  • EqualityForAll

    I don’t know how anybody can listen to this Howdy-Doodee lookalike and actually make sense out of what he says. It’s what I like to refer to as nonsense.

  • Michael

    Those of us who believe in the traditional Golden Rule understand that homophobia was, is and will always be illegal in Jesus’ eyes.

  • LOL

    I know it’s not funny. This is like laughing at the mentally ill, but damn!

    Okay, it IS funny, because this is not how the courts work, not at that level, anyway. Every court ruling sets precedents that are binding on all subsequent cases. By his logic Citizens United only applied to that one group. And Brown only mean that one African American kid could go to the white school. WTF?

  • Bill T.

    Pat needs a new dunce cap. It’s not gay marriage, just marriage.

  • brain dead. pull the plug.

  • twb6yz

    In addition to being completely wrong he also ignores the states where it was allowed either by the state legislature or voter refrrendum

  • dcurlee

    Hate to correct you Pat. Wait no I dont. Equal rights do not have to be put into law

  • JW Swift

    Ummm, except that SCOTUS didn’t rule upon whether just Obergefell and his husband could get married, they ruled upon whether the prohibition against SSM by the states was constitutional or not, and ruled it unconstitutional. Ergo, it DOES apply to more than just party A and party B.


  • Lee Grupsmith

    When, oh when, is he going to have his Ceremony of Release to Elsewhere?

  • Robertson has almost as deep an understanding of the American legal system as Mike Huckabee. Almost.

    • Gianni

      It would be a tight race for First Place. Mike Hucksterbee is the worst of all simply by virtue of the fact that he throws out those lies to get votes from the dummies who haven’t a clue how the system works. Pat is just spitting out his usual religious tripe.

      • It looks as though Robertson got this one from Huckabee, who’s been spouting the same nonsense, to the effect that Congress has to pass a law enabling a Supreme Court decision before the decision can take effect.

        I wonder how many times he flunked civics.

  • Do guys like Robertson and Huckabee really not know how the Constitution and the Supreme Court work or are they just counting on their followers being stupid and gullible enough to believe whatever they say? It could be a bit of both, I suppose. Either way, is there any way to revoke the voting privileges of the idiots who actually listen to them?

    • Gianni

      I’m sure they know that what they say is all bullshit. However, their believers/followers/grovelers don’t and are too starstruck to even think about questioning the veracity of these ridiculous, legally nonsensical, statements. One needs to be able to think and reason to have learned just a little bit about the workings of our government and legal system. That is well beyond the scope of many of the faithful. Worse yet, fact-checking is a piece of cake today. Internet, computers, Google – it’s almost too easy to highlight the lies.

      • Homo Erectus

        Huckabee and Robertson have made millions by lying and misrepresenting facts. It’s time we tax the grifters (or jail them).

  • Testify, Sister Pat, testify!

    By that, I mean at your trial for criminal behavior.

  • Duane Dimitrov

    Boy, these right wingers are really coping with change so well. Modifying their views according to new information and as time goes on…like your average person, you know?

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. I have to admit that it’s oh, so gratifying to see these charlatans and morons and wingnuts react to change by covering their eyes and ears and shouting, “la la la la la.”

  • bcarter3

    Because everyone knows that the Supreme Court doesn’t decide what’s legal. Important decisions like that should be left to Kentucky county clerks.

  • Ninja0980

    Will this asshole just kick the bucket already?

    • Homo Erectus

      He looks like death warmed over. It won’t be long now.

  • Gianni

    I’d like to ask Pat what he believes are the duties of the Supreme Court? If they aren’t allowed to rule on constitutionality issues or discrepancies in various court rulings on points of law, why are they there and why were they created in the Constitution? Please inform us, dear Pat. It seems that according to you, SCOTUS isn’t constitutionally allowed to do anything. I’m confused.

  • Natty Enquirer

    D.D., J.D., what’s the diff?

  • Eric Bryce

    What a clueless stupid old asshole.

  • Pat Robertson is living proof that his invisible sky daddy does not exist.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    This old crow needs to retire. His dementia is acting up again.

  • Sporkfighter

    If stupid were painful . . . .

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    God is a fiction, a mirage meant to sooth the weak of mind…..whereas the Law, fallible at times though it may be, is real. Deal with it you wretched little man.

  • TallBearNC

    Idiots don’t realize the SCs ability of judicial review and appeals.

  • SilasMarner

    I didn’t know this fool had a law degree. I thought his degree was in Bullshit.