In 1976 he prophesied that the world would end in 1982.
In 1999, Robertson entered into a joint venture with the Bank of Scotland to provide financial services in the United States. However, the move was met with criticism in the UK due to Robertson's views on homosexuality. Robertson commented “In Europe, the big word is tolerance. You tolerate everything. Homosexuals are riding high in the media ... And in Scotland, you can't believe how strong the homosexuals are." Shortly afterward, the Bank of Scotland cancelled the venture.
In 2013 he received the Stonewall Bigot of the Year Award.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/the_company_file/361736.stm "The Company File | Bank drops evangelist" BBC News 5 June 1999
- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/gay-jibe-may-lead-to-bank-boycott-1097726.html Mary Braid, "Gay jibe may lead to bank boycott" The Independent 3 June 1999