Evangelist Pat Robertson Tells Mother to Ask Gay Son if He was Molested
Televangelist Pat Robertson has long opposed LGBT rights and on a recent episode of "The 700 Club" he suggested that a mother’s teen son may be gay because his coach molested him, Right Wing Watch reports.
A mother wrote into the ultra-conservative Robertson and asked what she should do after finding out her 16-year-old son is gay.
"Is there a biological thing going on or has he been influenced - has a coach molested him?" Robertson asked. "They don’t know what they’re doing, they’re teenagers," Robertson said of LGBT youth.
He did say, though, the mother should be "understanding" of her son.
The Huffington Post reports Robertson was named "Bigot of the Year" during the Britain’s Stonewall Awards last week.
Earlier this year, Robertson made headlines when he suggested that HIV-positive gay men wear "special rings" to spread the disease.
"I used to think it was transmitted by saliva and other things, now they say it may be sexual contact" he said. "You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger [...] Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder."
Watch the clip of Robertson below: