Freedom Writer - March 1996
New video targets Pat's gay-bashing
By Paula Xanthopoulou
Mel White, you'll remember, is Pat Robertson's former
ghostwriter. For many years he fought against his sexual
orientation in order to please, he believed, God. When
he finally came to terms with being a gay Christian,
he came out to his family, friends, and former clients.
Of course, Pat Robertson, D. James Kennedy, and Oliver
North never spoke to him again.
Pat Robertson couldn't care less about homosexuals...except
where the issue can be exploited to create fear and
raise money for his Christian Broadcasting Network.
Last year, Mel White tried very hard to meet with Robertson
to ask him to tone down his rhetoric. To make a long
story short, he showed up at Pat's doorstep in Virginia
Beach and was arrested for trespassing. He served twenty-three
days in jail, fasting and waiting for his former boss.
When Pat showed up for a brief meeting, he agreed to
renounce violence against homosexuals on "The 700 Club."
He did that on March 10, 1995, but under duress.
Nothing changed after that. Mel White and others have
monitored every "700 Club" broadcast since that day,
and Pat Robertson's campaign against lesbian and gay
Americans continues — along with the fundraising. So
White has now put together a 35-minute tape of "700
Club" excerpts called "Pat Robertson's Anti-Homosexual
Campaign: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Intolerance."
He wants everybody to see for himself.
Anyone interested in receiving a free copy of the tape
should contact Mel by mail at P.O. Box 609, Ennis,
TX. 75120, by fax at (214) 875-4858, or by e-mail at
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