05/15/2014 12:55 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Pat Robertson Advises Christian Woman Not To Be An 'Enabler' By Accepting Lesbian Niece

Pat Robertson offered some eyebrow-raising advice to a Christian woman who said she was struggling over how to come to terms with her niece, who recently came out as gay, on "The 700 Club" this week.

The conservative televangelist, who is known for his opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes, told the woman that she should not accept her niece's lifestyle, and suggested that doing so would make her an "enabler," according to Right Wing Watch.

"The last thing you want to be is judgmental, but at the same time, you want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them," he said. "If [your niece and her partner] are living together ... and you’re a Christian, you cannot say, 'I accept this lifestyle.'”

He went on to note, "Right now there’s an incredible barrage of activity forcing people to accept the homosexual lifestyle ... do we accept adultery? Do we accept fornication? Do we accept immorality?”

The comments are less surprising given Robertson's history of anti-LGBT remarks. Named "Bigot of the Year" at the 2013 Stonewall Awards, Robertson recently argued that Jesus Christ wouldn't have served same-sex couples because they would have been stoned to death instead.

In the past, he has also claimed that LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances will put Christians in jail, and stated that gays are just straight people who have "forsaken God."



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