On Thursday, televangelist Pat Robertson advised a mother to love her transgender child.

Robertson, an ardent opponent of gay rights, gave his advice during The 700 Club's Bring It On-Line segment, in which he answers viewers' questions.

“My youngest child – thirty years old – just told us that he is transgender, a male-to-female,” a viewer named Diana wrote. “As Christians, how do we handle this situation?”

Robertson told the woman to have her child consult a doctor.

“He should have some tests and things done, just to help him,” Robertson said. “Because this is a pretty permanent deal, they cut off your male member and you can't get it back, and they give you hormones and so forth.”

“I don't think if somebody is a true transgender, we should condemn them. I mean, that's just the way it is.”

“The guy's 30 years old. I mean, he's an adult. So, what can you do except love him. Alright,” Robertson added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)