Televangelist Pat Robertson warned a viewer this week that inviting a lesbian friend to her home could cause her children to "grow up as lesbians."
Raw Story reports that the viewer, only known as "Catherine," recently reconnected with a childhood friend who was a lesbian and invited the woman to meet her children. She later became concerned when she asked to bring her same-sex partner.
"I don’t want her to think that I’m okay with her ways," the viewer explained, according to the Raw Story. "And I don’t feel comfortable having her around my children."
According to Right Wing Watch, the "700 Club"’s Robertson reportedly told one of his flock that while she should love the friend, she should also shun the "lifestyle."
"You keep love, you loved her, you were close and your influence may have been something significant to her, the idea is you don’t gain anything by shunning," Robertson said. "But at the same you don’t want your children to grow up as lesbians, that’s what you’re talking about, you don’t want to show them that that’s an acceptable lifestyle for your family.
"It doesn’t hurt to tell somebody: I love you, we are going to do what we can to be friends if we can," he contiuned. "I have my lifestyle, it’s Christian and you have yours, it’s not; I’m sorry we can’t indulge in certain things together."
Robertson said that the woman’s friend would "respect her honesty."
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