The homophobic preacher said “at least no or very few normal people were killed”, adding: “I think it’s a good thing it all happened here”
Wearing slippers and a bathrobe while being interviewed after flying in from Virginia on his private jet, he said: “I don’t even need to tell you what all of this means.
“This is how God is punishing us for the shameful SCOTUS (The Supreme Court of the United States) ruling on same-sex marriage, a catastrophic piece of legislature that I have so vigorously attempted to shoot down.”
He added that “at least no or very few normal people were killed,” before saying “When something like this happens, and I believe this was the first of many attacks, you start to realise how much real Americans care about their country and its future.
“Because, if you ask me, I totally get the guy who did this. I’m not defending him or anything, but I understand what drove him to such an act.
“This establishment was a lair of fornication and blasphemy, and if I’m honest, I think it’s a good thing it all happened here.”
“The fact that I’m here at the scene and that none of the Supreme Court Justices bothered to show up is proof enough of how little they care about what happens to the citizens of this country,” Robertson then argued.
“And that is why God will punish them for legitimising sodomy, and reward me and others like me for condemning it. It has already started, tonight is proof enough of that.
“What other evidence do we need? God is angry and we are suffering the consequences. Well, some of us, at least.”
“Not only do I oppose the disease of homosexualism, I also eat healthy, drink protein shakes and work out every day, despite of my age. I can lift 1,000 pounds, for crying out loud. And above all else – I love women.
“And that is why God saw fit to allow me to have my own TV show, my own private jet, my own little empire.
“Because I believe in him and because I live by His code. And to those who choose the dark path, God will continue to send once-normal people who have had enough, like he has done tonight.
“But it is not too late yet. Repent and change your evil ways, and He will forgive you,” Robertson urged yet again.
Two hours after the siege ended, a Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick posted an image of Bible verse Galatians 6:7 which says: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows”.
Twitter users responded angrily to the post.
Star Trek actor and activist George Takei tweeted: “You are a disgrace to your state in this time of national sorrow. You should resign.”