US televangelist: If Firefox CEO was wrong for supporting Prop 8 then ‘God is a hater’

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An anti-gay televangelist has weighed in on the row surrounding the CEO of Firefox who resigned last week, to say if supporting Prop 8 was wrong, “then the Bible is full of hate.”

Brendan Eich resigned as CEO on Thursday, following outrage after it emerged he had donated $1000 (£600) to help pass California’s ‘Proposition 8′ same-sex marriage ban in 2008.

Now televangelist Pat Robertson, has said on his 700 Club programme, that if supporting marriage as between a man and a woman is “hate speech”, then “the Bible is full of hate”, and “God almighty is a hater.”

He said: “Here this man at Mozilla, Eich, had given $1,000 about six or seven years ago— $1,000 — to a proposition. And somebody came around and said, ‘Will you contribute?’ And he said, ‘Here’s a grand, get off my back.’ I mean, that’s probably all that it amounted to.

“But instead of that, he’s being forced out by gay activists, who said that was hate speech to say that the union between a man and a woman is marriage— that’s hate speech. Well the Bible then is full of hate. If that the way it is, then God almighty is a hater. If that’s the way they want to define it. And I, of course, don’t agree,” he continued.

Robertson last week claimed that Jesus would never have baked a wedding cake for a gay couple.