Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday admitted to not knowing much about transgender people, then went on to criticize a California law which protects transgender students as “absurd.”

The first-in-the-nation law, which gives transgender K-12 students certain rights, has become the target of a voter initiative which seeks its repeal.

(Related: Gay marriage foe NOM endorses effort to repeal transgender student bill.)

“I may be an old fuddy-duddy, what is transgender?” Robertson asked 700 Club co-host Wendy Griffith.

Robertson went on to criticize the law: “[T]his whole business about transgenders, you're saying they've got boy parts but they want to to to the girls' restroom, that's absurd.”

“Why are we exposed to this stuff? They are driving the agenda, driving everybody crazy, all this sexual identity, sexual politics, 'Mommy Has Two Mommies' [sic] and all that stuff. It's a tiny fringe but they seem to have control of the levers of power in the media and especially in Hollywood. But it's insane. I just cannot believe that the normal people in America, the people who want to just live their lives, can't be allowed to do it without having this stuff imposed on them constantly. You've explained to me, I'm not sure we know yet.”

“[N]ow, we talk about transgender,” he later added. “I have a former stallion who is now a gelding.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Robertson has previously said that he sees no sin associated with being transgender.