What Would Brian Boitano Do?

Q: Guess who employs more fags than did the entire Broadway run of Cats? More fags than a sushi joint in the Village? More fags than I dated in high school?

A: Pat Robertson, who, as I found out care of The Gadflyer today, owns the Ice Capades!

Yes, you read that correctly. Pat Robertson, Mr. 700 Club, the man responsible for such gay-friendly quotes as:

What kind of craziness is it in our society which will put a cloak of secrecy around a group of people whose lifestyle is at best abominable. Homosexuality is an abomination. The practices of those people is appalling. It is a pathology. It is a sickness, and instead of thinking of giving these people a preferred status and privacy, we should treat AIDS exactly the same way as any other communicable disease...

—700 Club, 6/6/88 (source: People for the American Way Foundation)


[Homosexuals]want to come into churches and disrupt church services and throw blood all around and try to give people AIDS and spit in the face of ministers.

—700 Club, 1/18/95 (source: People for the American Way website)
The concept, the word for homosexual behavior is sodomy. That is what is used in the official documents. It is sodomy. It is repugnant. It has been prohibited and proscribed by sane society throughout countless millennia, centuries. People have understood that it is wrong. Now in America, not only is it happening, it is getting civil rights protection in the law, and these people are invading churches.

—700 Club, 1/18/94 (source: People for the American Way Foundation)
…owns the friggin’ Ice Capades.

[Note: I am aware that most male ice skaters are reportedly straight, according to proclaimed heterosexual Brian Boitano.]

[By the way, here’s a weird side note: Brian Boitano’s brother Mark is a Republican state Senator from Albuquerque and a devotee of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon (the crowning of whom he attended last year in D.C.), who refers to gays as “dung eating dogs.” What a fine, fine country we live in.]

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