Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday suggested that President Barack Obama's gay rights decision had angered God.

On Tuesday, the president issued a memorandum directing all agencies engaged abroad to make certain U.S. aid programs “promote and protect” the rights of gay people.

The memo instructs agencies to increase government and civil society engagement in an effort to promote gay rights, including combating criminalization of LGBT status or conduct abroad, and requires agencies to submit an annual report detailing their progress toward advancing LGBT issues.

The 81-year-old Robertson called the president's move “appalling” during a The 700 Club segment.

“Isn't it appalling that the United States of America would try to force the acceptance of homosexuality on other nations but at the same time we would not force them to take care of their religious minorities and they would permit discrimination and persecution of Christians? What kind of a country have we got? You know, there is a God in heaven and He is just. Thomas Jefferson, 'I tremble when I remember that God is just.' He is just, he is not going to allow this kind of thing to go on forever. This country cannot continue to violate God’s principles and to make a mockery of His laws and think we're going to get away with it. And when the blow comes, it's going to be horrible.”

Also condemning the president's move were Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Rick Santorum and the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg.