Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the influential First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, has compared gay sex to plugging a television into the incorrect outlet.

Jeffress made the comparison during an appearance on the Trinity Broadcast Network's flagship program Praise the Lord.

In the interview, Jeffress argued that gay sex violates God's design for sex.

“Think about this one time in heaven God was sitting up there with his sketch pad and he said, 'you know I'm going to design human beings and would it be fun if they started doing this together with one another,'” Jeffress said. “God dreamed up sex. He thought it up for our enjoyment. He gave us the equipment to enjoy it with.”

Gay sex, Jeffress argued, was like plugging a 120-volt television into a 220-volt outlet.

Jeffress explained that he was going to use the incorrect outlet because “those are antiquated instructions” and “It's my TV and I can do whatever I want to with it.”

“Well, it is my TV to do what I want to with it but I'm going to blow that TV into smithereens if I put it in a 220 outlet,” Jeffress said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)