Pat Robertson, the homophobic founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has been hospitalized after falling while horseback riding, CBN announced Friday.
“Horseback riding is one of Robertson’s greatest passions and at the age of 87 still enjoys riding on a regular basis,” said CBN.
Robertson is expected to make “a full recovery,” CBN said.
The televangelist has in the past compared gay people (and their supposed ability to “change”) to thieves, rapists, and murderers: “It is a hate crime to say somebody can change their sexual preference? … Anybody who has ministered to thousands of people…know very well that the power of God can change people’s orientation. A murderer can change. A rapist can change. A thief can change. That’s what the Gospel is about. It’s not a hate crime.”
“You know, those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce,” Robertson once insisted. “You know, you have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church, it’s doomed, it’s going to die out because it’s the most nonsensical thing I’ve heard in a long time.”