Pat Robertson Calls Children With Down Syndrome ‘Mongoloids’
On Tuesday’s edition of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson referred to children with Down syndrome as “mongoloid” children.
“So you see these little children that we call mongoloid, you know, Down syndrome, sweet little children but the back part [of the head] hasn’t formed,” Robertson said. “It’s a deformity, if you have a little girl, can you imagine having a big hole in her mouth?”
Wait, what? And what do you mean “we call” them “mongoloid?” Don’t put this on us you fossil.
Earlier this year Robertson told a caller that even though the Bible does not prohibit marrying one’s cousin, cousins should speak to a genetic counselor to avoid birth defects.
“You don’t want to have some mongoloid child,” Robertson said.
After co-host Terry Meeuwsen caught him, Robertson backtracked saying, “I shouldn’t say mongoloid.”
No, Pat, no you shouldn’t. Nor should you encourage cousins to marry each other just because the Bible doesn’t say they can’t.