Televangelist Pat Robertson on Friday
advised a woman to shun her gay sister's wedding, media watchdog
During a The 700 Club segment,
Robertson answered a viewer's question.
“I've been asked to be a bridesmaid
in my sister's wedding,” the viewer wrote. “There is only one
problem: My sister is gay and she's marrying her partner. I don't
know what to do. If I don't agree, our relationship will be ruined.
I don't even know if I should attend the wedding, much less be a part
Robertson answered that the woman must
decline the invitation because otherwise she would be agreeing that
what her sister is doing is right.
“You know the Bible is so clear about
homosexuality. … Read Romans, read the Book of Romans, this isn't
something I came up with, read it in Romans. You say, 'Should I go
to my sister's wedding? Should I participate?' The answer is to tell
your sister, 'I love you. But I cannot participate in a ceremony
which is contrary to God's word, period.'”
“If she doesn't like it, if that
breaks the union between you, that's tough luck. You gotta stand for
it,” he added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
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Robertson: Gay folks can un-acquire their sexuality.)