Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday warned of “predator” scouts and “pedophile” leaders if the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ended its ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.

The BSA's national board will consider ending the ban and allowing local chapters to decide the issue at its regularly scheduled meeting, which began on Monday.

(Related: Boy Scouts mull ending gay ban.)

Robertson told his 700 Club viewers that activists were threatening to get Congress involved.

“This isn't a public organization that the state needs to get involved in,” Robertson said. “But what's happening is that they're making it look more like a Congressional thing so the Congress gets involved. They have no business fiddling with the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts ought to be free to do what they want to do.”

“And the question is: Are there predators as Boy Scouts, pedophiles that would come in as scoutmasters. And if they are, then, of course, parents wouldn't want their sons being involved in the Boy Scouts or their daughters in the Girl Scouts.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)