Former pastor and The Call founder Lou Engle told televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday that prayer had defeated Gavin Newsom's “homosexual agenda” in California, media watchdog reported.

Appearing on The 700 Club, Robertson asked Garlow for an example of the power of prayer.

“Tell me one example where prayer that you know of – I know many – changed things in a nation,” Robertson said to his guest.

“I look at my own story and my prayer history in California, on a forty day season of fasting and prayer, God spoke to me that I needed to contend with those heavenly powers through humility and fasting,” Garlow answered. “We believe, two stadium gatherings, a forty day fast across California, the governor of California, right after The Call in Sacramento, was removed from office, also put me in front of Gavin Newsom in a sovereign appointment to call him to accountability to what he was going to do in that city concerning the homosexual agenda. It's actually changed so much, in my life and with the journey that I'm in, let alone many, many, stories of prayer changing history.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Newsom, as mayor of San Francisco, enthusiastically endorsed marriage equality as opponents in 2008 mounted Proposition 8, California's gay marriage.

Garlow's The Call prayed for passage of Proposition 8.