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Pat Robertson Says God Will Hit U.S. With 'Financial Collapse' Because Of LGBT Rights

The televangelist's arguments are getting more and more anti-gay -- and predictable -- by the day.

As it turns out, no lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights milestone goes unnoticed by Pat Robertson. 

The conservative televangelist, once again, predicted that God will destroy America's financial markets on "The 700 Club" this week, Right Wing Watch reports, as punishment for recent anti-LGBT discrimination victories, the national legalization of same-sex marriage and other community strides. 

"We're going to force bakers to bake homosexual wedding cakes," he said. "We're gonna force photographers to take pictures, and we're gonna force women to go into men's bathrooms and men to go into women's bathrooms, and we're going to blur the identity of the sexes because of this stuff. It's insanity!"

Those developments, he claimed, could prompt a "massive financial collapse."

"I think if God is going to hurt this country, that’s probably the way he’d do it," he said. 

Of course, this isn't the first time that Robertson has linked financial strife to the LGBT community. In September, he suggested that same-sex marriage was to blame for recent turmoil in the global stock market.

"Our finances right now are hanging by a thread," he said. "If there is was ever a time that we need the grace of God, it is now, and unless something is done to change the courts and to change the way this country is going, it is just a question of time before the fabric ruptures, and we’ll all suffer because of it." 

Oh, Pat. You're nothing if not incredibly predictable. 

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