Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday advised a woman to set boundaries in her friendship with a lesbian or risk turning her children gay.

Catherine wrote to Robertson asking: “Growing up, I had a best friend. We parted ways after high school. Ten years later, we got back in touch. I am really glad to see her because I've always thought of her as my sister. But recently, I invited her to meet my children. She said yes – and asked if she could bring her 'partner.' I said, 'Okay.' I know that my friend's family has shunned her because of her lifestyle, and I don't want to be like that. I want to show love – but I don't want her to think I am okay with her ways. And I don't feel comfortable having her around my children. Should I keep this friendship?”

Robertson answered that “you keep love” but went on to advise setting boundaries in the friendship.

“But at the same time, you don't want your children to grow up as lesbians,” Robertson said. “So that's what you're talking about. You don't want to show them that's an acceptable lifestyle for your family.”

“It doesn't hurt to tell somebody, 'Look, I love you and we're going to do what we can to be friends, if we can, but I have my lifestyle as Christian and you have yours is not. And so, I'm sorry that we can't indulge in certain things together.'”

“I think if you're honest, I believe people respect that,” Robertson added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)