Expect hurricanes because of gays, Pat Robertson says

By Tony Wharton

The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Pat Robertson said Orlando, Fla., should beware of hurricanes, since it and Walt Disney World allowed Gay Days to be held there this past weekend.

"I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you," Robertson said Monday on his TV show, "The 700 Club."

Robertson also said the widespread practice of homosexuality "will bring about terrorist bombs, it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor."

Gay organizations sponsor the annual Gay Days in Orlando and Disney World. The flags Robertson referred to, paid for by the gay rights groups, have a rainbow design and flew from Orlando's downtown utility poles during the celebration.

A reporter for "The 700 Club" news department did a segment on Gay Days during Monday's broadcast, saying the Christian Broadcasting Network had undercover video that was "too graphic to show."

Disney World does not sponsor Gay Days hut has said it will not discriminate by refusing to allow the event. The Southern Baptist Convention declared a boycott of Disney products and theme parks last year, in part because of Gay Days.