Televangelist Pat Robertson has criticized the Democratic Party's support for gay marriage, calling the party “godless.”

The 82-year-old Robertson lamented the party's decision to support gay nuptials in a commentary on cabler ABC Family's the 700 Club.

“Back in the 1850s or 60s there was a charge that one party was the party of rum, Romanism and rebellion. I don't know what you label the Democrats now but it's the party of gays, godlessness and whatever else. I mean, same-sex marriage is in the platform, they want to go along with that as a right, I'm just astounded,” Robertson told viewers.

“They can't defend it and you ask yourself, you're going to go before the American people and that's going to be the face they're going to present to America,” he later added. “You have insulted the Catholic Church with your rules, you have insulted right-to-work states, you have insulted certain union groups with your stand on the pipeline and now you're going after God, it makes no sense but that's what they want to do.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)