TV evangelist Pat Robertson has said the Bible does not say oral sex is sinful. Robertson, responding to questions about oral sex raised on Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club", said it was alright between married people.
Huffington Post notes that the co-host Kristi Watts seemed uncomfortable with the question. According to Right Wing Watch, Watts appeared "absolutely mortified" when Robertson, unperturbed, said: "The Bible doesn't make that sinful. The question is: What's in your heart?"
Watts, who had disowned the question with the remark, “Don’t look at me. I’m too young for that question," awkwardly cited Hebrews 13:4: "Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery."
But in case there were still any doubts about what constitutes "sexual sins" and acts that defile the "marriage bed," Robertson said emphatically: “It’s a question of what is in your mind. If you feel it’s sin — it’s sin.”
The Inquisitr wonders whether Robertson is losing his "ultra-conservative edge in old age." Digital Journal reported that Robertson recently spoke in support of legalization of marijuana and incurred the displeasure of many conservatives. He said in an interview with The New York Times: "I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol. I've never used marijuana and I don't intend to, but it's just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn't succeeded."
But the impression that Robertson is losing his "ultra-conservative edge" may be mistaken because last December he was one of several conservative leaders who condemned Obama administration after it said it would use foreign aid to promote LGBT rights abroad. Robertson, according to Huffington Post, had condemned the administration on "The 700 Club," saying: "Isn't it appalling that the United States of America would try to enforce the acceptance of homosexuality on other nations, but at the same time, we would not force them to take care of religious minorities...what kind of a country have we got?...This country cannot continue to violate God's principles and to make a mockery of His laws and think we're gonna get away with it."