Pat Robertson's language is the reductio ad absurdum of the Christian right.. This is hate speech. It's saying these people are damned. It's a frequent theme among some Christians that Haiti is being punished for this supposed pact with extreme poverty and humanitarian crises.So saying someone is damned is now hate speech? That in itself is the reductio ad absurdum of the secular left, a form of ridiculousness that elevates every form of disagreement to hate speech, as long as you're disagreeing with the left. It was a pompous and completely stupid thing to say -- but that's what we expect from Pat Robertson. But not more.
From the right, regarding Prop 8:
Supporters of Proposition 8 in California have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, vandalism, racial scapegoating, blacklisting, loss of employment, economic hardships, angry protests, violence, at least one death threat, and gross expressions of anti-religious bigotry... As this ideology seeps into the culture more generally, individuals and institutions that support marriage as the union of husband and wife risk paying a price for that belief in many legal, social, economic, and cultural contexts.Lord save us all from angry protests! Apparently Heritage thinks this country is coming to a bad end if people emotionally use their Constitutional rights. Religious folks are absolutely welcome to take a stand for what they believe in, but they must also be willing to face vocal opposition, and to see their own tactics on things like abortion turned back on themselves.