Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday told a dad to love his gay son by helping him convert his sexuality, media watchdog reported.

When a viewer asked Robertson during a The 700 Club segment, “How do you show your gay son the love of Jesus when you know his sexual preference is an abomination to God?” Robertson answered that the father should help his son “un-acquire” his sexuality.

“Well you can love, you know what they say, you love the sinner and hate the sin, but I think what you got to do is love him, you're his father,” Robertson answered. “You want to say, 'Look I don't agree with what you're doing but I love you, you're my son, you came from my body, you're part of me and I'm with you but I'd like you to get out of this.' I know people disagree with the question of homosexuality; is it something that they're born with or is it something that's acquired? I think a lot of it is acquired, I don't know all the genes or the genetics that's in your son as to what is causing him to do whatever he's doing, you'll have to figure that one out. But normally speaking, a person who has acquired this can un-acquire it. We've had many people who have indeed left the homosexual lifestyle and gone into a heterosexual relationship and have been very, very happy. But all I can say is love the son, love the son, and show him what you consider a better way.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)