U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently said that state attorney generals are not obligated to defend anti-gay laws that are discriminatory.
In an interview with The New York Times this week, Holder did not instruct attorney generals to ignore their state's anti-gay laws, but did say those who carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them.
In response, televangelist Pat Robertson endorsed a campaign by conservative Rev. William Owens to impeach Holder today on the 700 Club, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
“I really think the House should impeach Holder,” said Robertson. “There should be a move of impeachment in the House and he should resign.”
Robertson also brought up the ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program to attack Holder, even though it was actually started under President George W. Bush, whom Robertson strongly supported.
“Eric Holder should be impeached.” claimed Robertson. “They’ve talked about impeaching him, of course that wouldn’t be upheld in the Senate.”
“What we’re seeing now more and more is the rights of homosexuals, the practice of homosexuality, sodomy, consensual sodomy, is being raised and elevated above the rights of religious believers and that is terrible,” added Robertson.
Robertson also claimed that discriminating against gay people “had nothing to do with limiting the rights of homosexuals, but giving religious people the right to practice their religious freedom freely.”
Sources: RightWingWatch.org and The New York Times