Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday
advised a woman to seek a male mentor for her son who is “having
crushes on boys.”
Robertson, an ardent opponent of gay
rights, made his remarks during The 700 Club's Bring It
On-Line segment, in which he answers viewers' questions.
“Recently my step-son told us that he
is having crushes on boys,” a viewer named Kristi wrote. “He is
13 and lives with his mother most of the time. How do we approach
the situation? What are the next steps we should take? We have 2
other boys, ages 3 and 1. What is your suggestion?”
After dismissing the idea that sexual
orientation is innate, Robertson advised a father figure for the boy.
“His attraction is now toward other
men because he's [being] raised by a woman,” Robertson
“I would get him male companions.
I'd get him some man to help him, some mentor, someone who cares
about young men.”
“He is being raised by a single woman
and that is skewing his orientation,” Robertson added. (The video
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