As such, he was a staple of Right Wing Watch’s coverage for decades. Even after he was no longer a powerhouse in right-wing politics, Robertson continued to use his media platform to promote the kind of toxic rhetoric that has become standard among the far right.
In light of the news of his passing and the praise being heaped upon him by his ideological allies, Right Wing Watch has dipped into its archives to provide broader documentation of Robertson’s legacy. We will follow up with a post that puts Robertson into greater historical context.
Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Robertson and Jerry Falwell blamed “pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way” for the attacks.
In 2013, Robertson claimed that gay men wear special rings that they use to spread HIV. After Right Wing Watch posted the clip, Robertson’s “700 Club” program edited that segment out of its reruns and then tried, unsuccessfully, to get our clip removed from the internet.
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